R77 is now available for download. Check Point had been running an R77 banner for several weeks, and it looks like the download is now available. Stability fixes from R75.46 (not R75.47) and R76 are included.

Here is a quick summary of the updates I find interesting:

 
New Threat Emulation Software Blade – Malicious Code Protector take 2?

New Check Point Compliance Blade – Check Point’s entry into a space primarily owned by Algosec and Tufin

Gaia Operating System Enhancements – Lots of interesting options here.

HyperSPECT Technology – Improvements to deep packet inspection engines boost performance (claimed 50%) for IPS and for Application and URL

Security Gateway Virtual Edition – Security Gateway Virtual Edition has different operation modes: “Hypervisor” and “Network” mode

Enhanced VSX – Each Virtual System can support up to 128 interfaces

Enhanced SAM Card Support – “Security Acceleration Module” on the 21000 Series.

Mobile Access – R77 Mobile Access Portal supports Outlook Web App 2013 with the Path Translation (PT) method.

 

R77 Available

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