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Hi All

R81.20 SmartConsole Build #640 has been released today and is available for download.

For more info please refer to SmartConsole documentation R81.20

New: Starting from R81.10, SmartConsole automatically updates to the latest recommended Build, as long as you have an Internet connection. It is not necessary to download and install newer builds manually.



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Hi All

R81.20 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator take #8 has been released today (formerly, Ongoing), and is available for download.

Please note the following:

  •        Availability:
    • Available to download the via Jumbo documentation R81.20
    • Available for download via CPUSE by using package identifier.
    • Can be provided by customer support
  • Release Highlight:
    • Skyline, a solution which provides an OpenTelemetry CPView Agent service to monitor your Check Point Servers and export health metrics from the CPView tool to an external location. Refer to sk178566.
    • Central Deployment of Hotfixes and Version Upgrades in SmartConsole now supports a Cluster of Centrally Managed Quantum Spark Appliances that run R81.10.XX firmware versions
  • List of resolved issue in this take can be found in the Jumbo documentation R81.20

New: Starting from R80.40, Central Deployment allows you to perform a batch deployment of Hotfixes on your Security Gateways and clusters from SmartConsole!!

For more information, see sk168597.



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Hi All,

R81.10 Jumbo HF Take #78 is now our GA take (replacing take 66) and is available for download to all via CPUSE (as recommended) and via Jumbo documentation ( R81.10

Full list of resolved issues can be found in the Jumbo documentation ( R81.10

New: Starting from R80.40, Central Deployment allows you to perform a batch deployment of Hotfixes on your Security Gateways and clusters from SmartConsole!!

For more information, see sk168597.


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Check Point Harmony Endpoint Security Client E85.40 for Windows is now available as GA (General Availability).


What's New:


New Features

  • Endpoint Security client now supports Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11.
  • Endpoint Client Super Node now supports software deployment. Refer to sk171703 and Harmony Endpoint Web Management Administration Guide.
  • Added ability to customize the certificate warning dialog. See sk175244.


  • For the complete list of enhancements, refer to sk175451.

See sk175451 for more information on the E85.40 release.

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What's New:


New Features

  • Support for the Endpoint Security Clients on macOS Big Sur (11).
  • Machine Authentication for the VPN client. It allows to perform VPN authentication with a machine certificate from the system keychain of the macOS. Machine Authentication works in user and machine authentication mode, which is a combination of a machine certificate and the selected user authentication method.
  • Post-connect message for the VPN client. It allows to display a message to the end user upon every VPN connection.
  • Self-protection feature which prevents the deletions of Check Point files and the terminations of Check Point processes by end-users. Note: In this release, the self-protection feature is intended for specific customers only. If you wish to use the feature, please contact Check Point Technical Support.


  •        This release includes stability, quality and performance fixes.


Please see sk170513 for more information on the E84.30 for macOS release.

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What's New:

New Features

  • Anti-Malware blade for macOS.
  • Anti-Malware contextual scan.
  • Support for SandBlast Agent Chrome Browser Extension with URL Filtering capabilities.
    • Note - The feature is available for SandBlast Agent Web Management users.
  • Support for additional VPN features:
    • Multiple Authentication Factors
    • Multiple Entry Point, Implicit Mode
    • Secondary Connect


  •        This release includes stability, quality and performance fixes.

Please see sk166955 for more information on the E83.20 release for macOS.


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We are happy to announce the release of Endpoint Security Client E83.10

E83.10 introduce new functionalities and quality improvements.

The complete list of improvements can be found in the version release’s Secure Knowledge sk166979

URL Filtering – Early Availability

URL Filtering (URLF), provides organizations with ability to dynamically allow/block access to certain websites in real-time.

Assure safe internet access for users on/off the organization premises, comply with regulation compliance and Improve organization productivity.

URLF is completely refactored and is now simpler to use and managed:

  • New Policy simplified using Super Categories for quick navigation and settings of URL categories
    • Security
    • Productivity loss
    • Legal Liability & Regulatory compliance
    • Bandwidth consumption
    • General use
  • Supported via cloud management WebUI only
  • URLF functionality is enabled using SandBlast Agent Browser Plugin, enabling:
    • Full visibility to all HTTP/HTTPS traffic
    • No need for complex/expensive SSL inspection
  • Supported on Chrome for windows – Additional browser support and platforms will be available during H2-2020

URLF is supported on all SandBlast Agent packages with no additional fee.


Anti-Credential Theft – Pass-the-Hash attack Protection

E83.10 introduces enhancements to the credential theft protection suite which already supports Zero-day phishing, corporate password re-use and credential dumping.

Pass-the-Hash attack protection is a new supplement to Behavioral Guard which prevent an attacker to authenticate a system using stolen hashed credential which typically obtain using credential dumping techniques.

The new enhancement add another layer of protection against credential theft and improves the endpoint security posture.  


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Persistent and Non-Persistent for VMware Horizon – General Availability

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is virtualization technology that hosts a desktop operating system on a centralized server.

With persistent VDI each desktop runs from a separate disk image. The user's settings are saved and appear each time at login and allows more personalization experience.

Non-persistent VDI creates a generic desktop that always reverts to the same original setup after a user logs out. Additionally a non-persistent desktop does not allow a user to install an application and retain it across logons.

E83.10 supports VDI persistent and non-persistent modes as GA.  

More information is available at E83.10 VDI Administration Guide

Additional Enhancements

Threat prevention

  • Behavioral Guard now protects against the "Pass The Hash" technique for credential theft. Credential Dumping is new, as of the previous release.
  • Fixes an issue where Anti-Ransomware does not detect a potential attack when the user is not logged in.
  • Fixes Anti-Ransomware false positives due to user profile deletions.
  • Fixes multiple rare cases of false positives in Anti-Ransomware.
  • Fixes an issue where "out of memory" errors occur when the log lists a very large number of backups.
  • When you disable Anti-Ransomware, the backup driver no longer operates.
  • Improves performance as Forensics now stores fewer named objects, such as mutexes and events.
  • Improves the performance of Forensics, Behavioral Guard and Threat Hunting with enhancements to our Registry Operation exclusion algorithms that reduce the number of recorded registry operations.
  • Resolves an issue where an Anti-Malware scheduled scan occurs, even if it is not in the policy.
  • Resolves an Anti-Malware icon scaling issue.
  • Resolves a possible issue where the Anti-Malware process crashes as it shuts down.

Data and Access Control

  • Resolves client network issues after a Firewall driver uninstallation failure.
  • Resolves a rare issue where an added Firewall blade gets stuck in the "Initializing" state.
  • Resolves a possible upgrade issue where the Firewall blade does not start due to a WatchDog failure.
  • Resolves a rare issue where the Firewall policy is "Not Set" in the client after the policy download from the server.
  • Resolves a possible issue where the Disk Encryption process crashes during shutdown.
  • Resolves a removable media icon blink issue for an encrypted partition when Media Scan is enabled.
  • Improves the work with non-UTF-8 applications. Users can toggle UTF-8 support.
  • Fixes active File Transfer Protocol (FTP) traffic blocks on a standalone VPN client with Firewall.
  • Includes stability and quality fixes. Supports all the features of previous releases.

Installation & Infrastructure

  • Resolves a possible issue where uninstalling the Endpoint removes components that are necessary for other applications.
  • Resolves a possible issue where the uninstall fails after the user turns off "Network Protection".
  • Resolves a possible issue where the Endpoint Security Client does not run correctly after an operating system upgrade.
  • Resolves a rare issue where the client uninstall fails with Error 1921: "Service Check Point Endpoint Agent (CPDA) could not be stopped".
  • Resolves a rare issue where an upgrade that uses "Dynamic Package" continuously loops after a download fails to resume.
  • The pre-boot language selection choice is now correct after a language update in Windows.
  • Fixes an incompatibility issue with Sophos Antivirus, which could not install on a machine with Endpoint Security Client on it.
  • Resolves a rare User Interface (UI) issue where a malware resolution is not shown to a user.
  • Resolves a client LogViewer issue, where it only shows log records that match the latest log schema.
  • On the Endpoint Security Client screen, the Overview list now shows "Anti-Bot and URL Filtering" instead of "Anti-Bot".
  • The client User Interface (UI) is no longer shown during manual upgrades.
  • Resolves URL infections report issues in the User Interface (UI) so that the infections records are not permanent in the client and server UIs.
  • Anti-Bot and URL Filtering policy now translates to all supported languages.
  • Improves the performance of the Endpoint Security core driver to reduce CPU consumption.





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