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Checkpoint FW-1 servicepacks

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I'm looking for SP2 or SP3 - SP6 (any of them) for Checkpoint FW 4.1

I called Checkpoint and they said that without a valid service agreement, I can't download from their site.

I find it strange that you can't download bug fixes for free, but thats the case.

This is just a small private network that I'm trying to get up to date and secure.

Any information where I can pick up a secure SP update for FW1-4.1 I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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Like most firewall makers, they sell their service contracts and updates.  Without buying from them, any copies that you find online will be illegal. It is a violation of your user agreement to solicit illegal software here.

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I talked with Checkpoint on the phone about this. Distrobution of the software is not illegal, using the Checkpoint site however requires a subscription.

Proceed however you see fit.
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hmmmmmm..........seems strange to me, they are telling you that they want you to pay for the update, but if you can find it anywhere other than from them.....ie, from somebody who has already paid for it, that's ok with them.  Astonishing!

I'd sure like to read that license agreement!
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JConchie,
Your sarcasm is not appreciated and not needed. The administrator can handle any problems or situations concerning my post.
In defense of my statement, I simply asked Checkpoint if there were any other way to get the service pack and the operator said she didn't know and to check the Internet.
For your reference the operator also said that a technical support operator would work with me, without a subscription service, if my firewall were down and I could not get it back up. That was not the case and I declined. It seems that sometimes people are a little more helpful with their time than you are.

ee_ai_construct,
Take the post down if you feel it has violated any policies. No one is going to post to it anyway after this confusion, so you might as well. Thanks anyway.
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I guess I would like the question left open. I would appreciate any suggestions that the experts can provide. Thanks for your time.
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calic0,

A friend faced the same problem. (and got the same response for CP) He got around it by requesting a demo copy from a Cp reseller. The reseller supplied the software and all the patches on a cd the next day.

Give that a try.

It's a stupid system, but he's safe again without the huge expenditure.
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