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Introduction

R80.20 Management Feature Release is a new release train that offers frequent, faster delivery of Security Management capabilities. 
The Management Feature Release train was created to enable customers to use the latest Management features, by leveraging shorter release cycles.

The latest Management features are included in R80.20 GA, which is now available! Customers looking to leverage these features are advised to install R80.20 GA.
Check Point plans to continue the Management Feature release train beyond R80.20 GA in order to frequently release additional content.

Before installing R80.20 Management Feature Release, review the Known Limitations article.

To upgrade from R80.20.M1 to R80.20 GA, see sk137677.


What's New in R80.20 Management Feature Release

 

  New Release Methodology   Show / Hide the Details
Check Point further enhances its Security Management with new features, stability fixes and more frequent releases. These enhancements are delivered using a new release path called "Management Feature Release". The first such release is R80.20.M1. 

Management Feature Releases are recommended for customers who want to use the latest available Security management capabilities. 
Customers using this release should be prepared to frequently upgrade their management environment when a new release becomes available.

Key Differences from Major Release

  Management Feature Release Major Release
Release Frequency Frequent releases According to Major Release Schedule
Supported Products

Security Management of all deployment types,SmartConsole GUI application, Security Management Server, Multi-Domain Management Server, Multi-Domain Log Server SmartEvent and SmartLog 

Security Gateway of all deployment types, SmartConsole GUI application, Security Management Server, Multi-Domain Management Server, Standalone deployment
Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator and fixes methodology Updates are shipped within the next Management Feature Release  Jumbo Hotfixes will continue to be released on regular basis
Managed Gateways Management Feature Release can manage all supported Security Gateway GA versions available at the time of R80.20.Mx release.
See the FAQ section below for more information
Manages Security gateways of this release as well as previous ones
  R80.20 GA   Show / Hide the Details
The below list shows the R80.20 GA newest Security Management features and enhancements


R80.20 GA Security Management Features

Threat Prevention

  • Enhanced configuration and monitor abilities for Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) in SmartConsole for handling malicious mails
  • Configuration of ICAP Server with Threat Emulation and Anti-Virus Deep Scan in SmartConsole
  • Automatic download of IPS updates by the Security Gateway
  • SmartConsole support for multiple Threat Emulation Private Cloud Appliances
  • SmartConsole support for blocking archives containing prohibited file types

CloudGuard IaaS Enhancements

  • Automated Security Transit VPC in Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Automatically deploy and maintain secured scalable architecture in Amazon Web Services

Access Policy

  • Updatable Objects – a new type of network objects that represent an external service such as Office 365, Amazon Web Services, Azure GEO locations and more, and can be used in the Source and Destination columns of an Access Control policy. These objects are dynamically updated and kept up-to-date by the Security Gateway without the need to install a policy
  • Wildcard network object in Access Control that represents a series of IP addresses that are not sequential
  • Only for Multi-Domain Server: Support for scheduled policy installation with cross-Domain installation targets (Security Gateways or Policy Packages)
  • Security Management Server can securely connect to Active Directory via a Security Gateway if the Security Management Server has no connectivity to the Active Directory environment and the Security Gateway does

SmartConsole

  • SmartConsole Accessibility features
    • Keyboard navigation - ability to use the keyboard alone to navigate between the different SmartConsole fields
    • Improved experience for the visually impaired, color invert for all SmartConsole windows
    • Required fields are highlighted

Logging and Monitoring

  • Log Exporter - an easy and secure method to export Check Point logs over Syslog to any SIEM vendor using standard protocols and formats
  • Unified logs for Security Gateway, SandBlast Agent and SandBlast Mobile for simplified log investigation
  • Enhanced SmartView in browser:
    • Relative time frame support
    • I18N support for 6 languages (English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)

Mobile Access

  • Support for reCaptcha, keep abusive automated software activities from interfering with regular portal operations
  • Support for One Time Password (OTP) without any hardware tokens
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Threat Prevention

  • Threat Prevention Indicators (IoC) API
    • Management API support for Threat Prevention Indicators (IoC)
    • Add, delete, and view indicators through the Management API
  • Threat Prevention Layers
    • Support layer sharing within Threat Prevention policy
    • Support setting different administrator permissions per Threat Prevention layer

Gaia OS

  • Upgraded Linux kernel (3.10)
  • New file system (xfs)
    • More than 2TB support per a single storage device
    • Enlarged systems storage (up to 48T tested)
  • I/O related performance improvements
  • Support of new system tools for debugging, monitoring and configuring the system
    • iotop (provides I/O runtime stats)
    • lsusb (provides information about all devices connected to USB)
    • lshw (provides detailed information about all hardware)
    • lsscsi (provides information about storage)
    • ps (new version, more counters)
    • top (new version, more counters)
    • iostat (new version, more counters)
  • Compressed snapshots - reduced system snapshot size

Access Policy

  • Rule Base performance improvements, for enhanced Rule Base navigation and scrolling
  • Global VPN Communities (previously supported in R77.30)
  • Access Control visibility for NAT46 and NAT64
  • Identify Tags: Access Role objects can manage identities that originated from Cisco ISE Security Groups or Check Point Identity Awareness API

Logging and Monitoring

  • SmartView (web) enhancements:
    • Auto-refresh views
    • Improved log-viewer with cards, profiles, statistics and filters
    • Export logs with custom or all fields
  • Keyboard-navigation
  • Ability to define an external Syslog server object and configure Security Gateway to send all its logs to it (previously supported in R77.30)
  • Log Exporter - an easy and secure method to export Check Point logs over syslog that utilizes standard protocols and formats

SmartProvisioning

  • Integration with SmartProvisioning (previously supported in R77.30)
  • Support for the 1400 series appliances
  • Administrators can now use SmartProvisioning in parallel with SmartConsole

SmartConsole

  • Multiple simultaneous sessions in SmartConsole. One administrator can publish or discard several SmartConsole private sessions, independently of the other sessions

CloudGuard IaaS Enhancements

  • Integration with Google Cloud Platform
  • Integration with Cisco ISE
  • Integration with Nuage Networks
  • Automatic license management with the CloudGuard IaaS Central Licensing utility
  • Monitoring capabilities integrated into SmartView
  • CloudGuard IaaS support for 41000, 44000, 61000, and 64000 Scalable Platforms

Endpoint Security Server

Managing features that are included in R77.30.03:

• Management of new Software Blades:
  • SandBlast Agent Anti-Bot
  • SandBlast Agent Threat Emulation and Anti-Exploit
  • SandBlast Agent Forensics and Anti-Ransomware
  • Capsule Docs
• New features in existing blades:
  • Full Disk Encryption
    • Offline Mode
    • Self Help Portal
    • XTS-AES Encryption
    • New options for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
    • New options for managing Pre-Boot Users
  • Media Encryption and Port Protection
    • New options to configure encrypted container
    • Optical Media Scan
  • Anti-Malware
    • Web Protection
    • Advanced Disinfection

Additional Enhancements

  • Improvements in policy installation performance on R80.10 and higher gateways with IPS
  • Compliance:
    • User can create custom best practices based on scripts
    • Support for 35 regulations including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

FAQ


R80.20 Management Feature Release Documentation

 


R80.20 Release Notes

Administration Guides

Resolved Issues

Known Limitations


Downloads

Latest available Management feature release is R80.20 GA.

R80.20 GA
Package Type Download Link
SmartConsole (EXE)
Security Management Clean Install (ISO)
Security Management CPUSE Upgrade (TGZ)

 

R80.20.M1 Downloads and Documentation Show / Hide the Details

 

R80.20.M1 File Revision History | Release map | Upgrade map | Backward Compatibility map | Releases plan

 

Additional Downloads and Products

Product Download
SmartConsole  Check Point R80.x Cloud Demo (sk103431)
 Portable SmartConsole for R80.x (sk116158)
R80.20 Management Server Migration Tool  All Gaia versions and SecurePlatform versions above R75.40 (TGZ)
 SecurePlatform R75.40 and below (TGZ)
 All Windows versions (TGZ)
ISOMorphic Tool
For Gaia, SecurePlatform and Linux, see sk65205

 




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Date Description
04 Oct 2018  Added information about R80.20 GA release 
19 July 2018  Management Server Migration Tools were updated
27 June 2018 First release of this document.

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