I've recently received an email stating that some (without going into the details of which one) of my gateways are not up-to-date and will be disconnected from Smart-1 Cloud this Saturday when a certificate will be updated.
I made a TAC case and after consultation with R&D it appears the MaaS certificate is going to be renewed.
The communication references sk166056 - Smart-1 Cloud Release Updates and the use of the autoupdater feature.
autoupdater commands works on Quantum appliances (R81 & R81.10) but not on Cloud Guard (Azure R81 T68) and Spark 1500 (R80.20.50).
I updated the SR with this information but I wonder if more information on this major update could be shared on CheckMates.
The mail does not specify which gateways are impacted, sk166312 - Smart-1 Cloud - What's New seems discontinued.
The Infinity Portal and the Quantum Smart-1 Cloud Administration Guide do not refer to the MaaS certificate.
status.checkpoint.com does not provide any information either.
All systems (Spark, Quantum, Cloud Guard) have direct access to Internet and can auto-update whatever tool is necessary. More concerning, some Spark appliances are scattered on different continents and the Cloud Guard environment manages critical services, that would be quite a disaster if these stopped working this weekend.