R81 Public EA is available
Check Point launched the Public Early Availability (EA) program for it’s upcoming major release R81. The GA is expected later this year. The Production EA was announced in June. Details about R81 EA can be found here.
Please note that VSX is not supported in the current take (T273) of the Public EA.
The Public EA program is intended for lab and sandbox deployments only. An upgrade from Public EA to GA is not supported. 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-R81
LEARN -> Early Availability Programs -> CPEA-EVAL-R81
What to expect when registered? You will have access to the R81 EA ISO, CPUSE offline upgrade packages, the R81 EA Release Notes, Migration tools and a new R81 EA SmartConsole.
Don’t forget to give feedback to the Public EA Team once you’ve signed up and tested R81 Public EA in your lab.