Check Point is launching an Early Availability (EA) program for it’s upcoming release R80.20 which might be released this summer. There are currently two EA programs available.
The Production EA program is for Check Point customers that are willing to run this EA in production environments. These customers are also expected to cooperate directly with R&D.
This program covers both Security Gateway and Management versions of R80.20.
The Public EA program is intended for lab and sandbox deployments only. The first phase of the Public EA only covers the Management version of R80.20. According to a statement on the EA Overview page the Security Gateway download packages will be available soon.
How to enroll?
To enroll for the Production EA you must complete an online questionnaire here.
To register for the Public EA you can do this via either User Center or PartnerMAP which are both accessible here.
TRY OUR PRODUCTS -> Early Availability Programs -> CPEA-EVAL-R80.20
LEARN -> Early Availability Programs -> CPEA-EVAL-R80.20
What to expect when registered? You will have access to the R80.20 EA ISO, CPUSE offline upgrade packages of R80.20, a new Deployment Agent build, the R80.20 EA Release Notes, Migration tools and a new R80.20 EA SmartConsole.