Check Point’s Enterprise Support Lifecycle policy outlines the product support guidelines for a product’s lifecycle. The objective of this policy is to standardize and normalize product lifecycle practices, thereby enabling Check Point customers to make more informed purchase, support and upgrade decisions.

All Check Point products (except third-party products sold by Check Point) are covered by this policy. Customers who are operating Check Point products under a valid Support & Maintenance Agreement are entitled to the benefits associated with this policy.

The tables below summarize recent End-of-Sale and End-of-Support dates and will be updated from time to time.

Product
End of Sale
End of Support
Recommended Successor Product
Notification 
21600 Appliance31 Oct 201431 Oct 201921700 Appliance24 July 2014
UTM-1 Edge Appliances31 Dec 20148 May 20161100 Appliances23 July 2014
Series 80 Appliance31 Dec 20148 May 20161180 Appliance23 July 2014
Safe@Office Appliances31 Dec 20148 May 2016600 Appliances23 July 2014
Smart-1 5 Appliance30 Sep 201430 Sep 2019Smart-1 205 Appliance28 May 2014
Smart-1 25 Appliance30 Sep 201430 Sep 2019Smart-1 225 Appliance28 May 2014
Smart-1 50 Appliance30 Sep 201430 Sep 2019Smart-1 3050 Appliance28 May 2014
Smart-1 150 Appliance30 Sep 201430 Sep 2019Smart-1 3150 Appliance28 May 2014
Product
End of Sale
End of Support
Recommended Successor Product
* IP 260/265, 350/355/380/385, 710, 1220/1260, 2250/2255 will be supported with NGX R65 (IP265 with R62) until the Appliance EoS date or 6 months after an upgrade to R70/R71 will be available to the relevant appliance.
Appliances
UTM-1 45001 Oct 20134400 Appliance
UTM-1 105001 Oct 20134600 Appliance
UTM-1 205001 Oct 20134800 Appliance
IP 26030 June 20134600 Appliance
IP 122031 Dec 201312600 Appliance
IP 126031 Dec 201312600 Appliance
IP 225031 Dec 2013 21400 Appliance
IP 225531 Dec 2013 21400 Appliance
IPS-1 Power Sensor 100001 Mar 2013IPS-1 9070
IPS-1 Power Sensor 200001 Mar 2013IPS-1 IAS Solution
IP VPN 50i31 Dec 2013 IP 290
IP VPN 500i31 Dec 2013IP 1280
Software Products
Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX NGX R6531 Dec 2013Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX R76

Software Support Lifecycle Policy Guidelines

Check Point is committed to providing support for all software products for a minimum of four (4) years, starting from the general availability date of the product’s major version. ‘General availability date’ is defined as the date on which a product is officially made available for purchase.



IPSO Major Version
General Availability
Build Number
Supported Until (1)
1: The Projected EOL Date is based on supporting the software release version for 3 years after the release date of the next version release. The date may be extended depending on the certification status of subsequent releases. The software is officially EOL when the Support Status column is updated to indicate EOL. For more information on the official end-of-support policy. For more information on the official end-of-support policy.
2: IPSO Releases 3.5 and 3.5.1 are E3 and EAL4 certified releases.
3: Supported only on the IP350 and IP380 security platforms.
4: IPSO Release 3.7.99 is FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified. This release is validated for the IP350 and the IP380 security plaforms only. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
5: IPSO Release 3.8.1 BUILD029 contains only the changes necessary to support NSAS platforms 50s, 60s, 100s, and 500s. This release will only be loaded on the NSAS platforms delivered from the factory. This release is not necessary for the IP Security Platforms hardware. BUILD029 is available for download should one wish to rebuild a NSAS to run this IPSO version. Future IPSO Release 3.8.1 builds - i.e., BUILD033, will be supported across all platforms - including NSAS platforms.
6: IPSO Release 3.9 is EAL4 certified with Check Point NGAI R55 and NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP350/IP355, IP380/IP385, IP1220/IP1260 and the IP2250.
7: IPSO Release 3.9 Build 45c is FIPS certified with Check Point NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP350/IP355, IP380/IP385 and IP1220/IP1260 platforms. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
8: IPSO Release 3.9.90 is only for use with VSX 2.2N. This combination is NMDS V4.0. Supported platforms: IP380, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, and IP2250.
9: IPSO Release 3.9.91 is only for use with VSX 2.3N. This combination is NMDS V4.1. Supported platforms: IP380, IP390, IP560, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, IP2250, and IP2255.
10: IPSO Release 3.9.92 is only for use with VSX 2.3N. This combination is NMDS V4.2. Supported platforms: IP380, IP390, IP560, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, IP2250, and IP2255.
11: IPSO Release 4.1 is EAL4 certified with Check Point NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP390, IP560, IP1220/IP1260 and IP2255 platforms.
12: IPSO Release 4.1 Build 20c is FIPS certified with Check Point NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP390, IP560, and IP1220/IP1260 platforms. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
13: IPSO 4.2 BUILD051A04 was released only to the factory to support the IP2450. Not available on Support Site.
14: IPSO 4.2 BUILD081 was released only to the factory to support the IP1280. Not available on Support Site.
15: IPSO 4.2 BUILD051c is FIPS certified with Check Point NGX R65 on the IP260, IP290, IP390, IP560, IP1220, IP1260, IP1280, and IP2450 platforms. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
16: IPSO 4.2 BUILD084 includes support for the IP150.
17: IPSO 5.0 was released to the web only. This release is only for use with Check Point VSX R65, and supports the following platforms: IP390, IP560, IP690, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, IP2250, IP2255, IP2450.
3.4Jul-014APlease upgrade to a supported version
9
3.4.1Oct-015
5a
10
11, 12, 15, 16, 21
3.4.2Apr-023
3.5 (2)Mar-023
6, 7
8
10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24
3.5.1 (2)(3)Jun-022, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
3.6Feb-033, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 17, 18
3.7Jun-03023, 026, 027, 029, 031
032, 034, 035, 036, 039, 041, 044, 048, 049
3.7.1Dec-03004, 007, 010, 012, 013, 016, 020, 024, 025
3.7.89Feb-06004, 008
3.7.90Feb-066
3.7.99 (4)Feb-06 
3.8May-04031, 034, 039, 045, 049, 051, 055, 058, 059, 061
3.8.1Dec-04028, 029 (5), 033, 035, 038, 044, 045, 048, 051
3.9 (6)Jun-05035, 037, 041, 045, 052, 056, 065, 068, 069
3.9 (7)Dec-0545c
3.9.90 (8)Dec-0519
3.9.91 (9)Nov-0614
3.9.92 (10)Mar-07005, 008
4Oct-05023, 030, 040, 041, 045, 048, 049
4.0.1Feb-06008, 010, 011
4.1 (11)Apr-06013, 016, 019, 022, 025, 028, 033, 035, 040, 045, 049, 050, 0531-Feb-2010
4.1 (12)Apr-0620c1-Feb-2010
4.2Nov-06029, 031, 038, 041, 042_HF002, 042_HF003, 051_HFA02, 051A04 (13), 069, 078, 081(14), 081A01, 081A03, 084 (16), 088, 089A03, 096, 105Active
4.2 (15)Mar-09051cActive
5.0 (17)May-0841Active
6Jan-08060, 069, 079, 082, 0841-Sep-2010
6.0.7Feb-09271-Sep-2010
6.1Nov-08033, 038a031-Sep-2010
6.2Sep-0922, 24, 29, 39Active

In addition, Check Point aims to support a minimum of two major versions of all software products. Check Point usually ends support for a major product version only when:

  • The second subsequent major product version has been released, or
  • At least four (4) years have elapsed since the release of the major version in question

Check Point provides a comprehensive support lifecycle for its appliances, including

  • Software/Operating System support -
    • The latest version of the software that was installed on the appliance is fully supported until 1 year after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement.
    • Maintenance releases/bug fixes are supplied until 3 years after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement. These fixes may require a software upgrade by the customer
    • Fixes and software upgrades will be  supplied until 5 years after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement to handle support issues. New software releases may require the purchase of hardware upgrades by the customer.
  • Technical Assistance
    • Full TAC support from the Check Point Technical Assistance centers is supplied until 5 years after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement
  • Hardware
    • Units and parts can be replaced via Check Point’s RMA process. Check Point will provide same or similar parts or full unit replacement when needed.

Appliance Support Lifecycle Guidelines

Appliance Support Lifecycle Diagram

Check Point reserves the right to modify this policy at any time; notifications regarding changes in policy will be posted on this page.