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Table of Contents

  • What's New Scalable Platform Appliances R80.20SP
  • Downloads
  • Installation instructions
  • Documentation
  • Revision History
For more information on Check Point releases see: release map, upgrade map, backward compatibility map.
For more information on Scalable Platform Appliances R80.20SP, see:

What's New in Scalable Platform Appliances R80.20SP

  • Performance Enhancements

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    General

    • HTTPS Inspection performance improvements.
    • Acceleration remains active during policy installation.
    • CoreXL Dynamic Dispatcher support.

    VSX

    • Significant boost to Virtual Systems performance, utilizing up to 32 CoreXL FW instances per VS.
    • CoreXL Dynamic Dispatcher support: Packets are processed by different FW worker (FWK) instances based on the instance load.
  • Advanced Threat Prevention

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    General

    • Enhanced configuration and monitor abilities for Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) in SmartConsole for handling malicious mails.
    • Automatic download of IPS updates by the Security Gateway.

    Threat Extraction

    • Threat Extraction support.

    HTTPS Inspection

    • Hardware Security Module (HSM) support: outbound HTTPS Inspection stores the SSL keys and certificates on a third party dedicated appliance.
    • Additional ciphers support for HTTPS Inspection (refer to sk104562).

    Mirror and Decrypt

    • Decryption and clone of HTTP and HTTPS traffic.
    • Forwarding traffic to a designated interface for mirroring purposes.
  • Clustering

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    • Improved clustering, traffic flow and correction layer infrastructures.
  • Access Policy

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    • Updatable Objects: New network objects that represent an external service such as Office 365, Amazon Web Services, Azure GEO locations, and more. Updatable objects can be used in the Source and Destination columns of an Access Control Policy. The objects are dynamically updated and kept up-to-date by the Security Gateway without your needing to install a policy.
    • Wildcard network object in Access Control that represents a series of non-sequential IP addresses.   
  • General Enhancements

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    Gaia Portal

    • Brand-new Web UI for chassis operating system. Gaia Portal lets you perform a First Time Configuration Wizard as on any other Check Point appliance running R80.20.

    ICAP Client

    • Integrated ICAP Client functionality.

    Command Line Interface

    • Improved user experience with updated Scalable Platform specific commands.
    • Alignment of some commands to standard R80.20 Gaia OS syntax.

    VPN

    • Multicore VPN support (refer to sk118097).


Downloads

Chassis customers who want to receive the relevant download information for R80.20SP should open a support ticket. Please include the following details in your support ticket. The relevant support team will then, together with R&D, provide guidance and make sure sure that the upgrade is successful. 

Please provide the following information:

  • Tentative upgrade dates (if available)
  • Output of:

 # asg_inf -q 

GCLISH> show asset all

The following information about your environment:

  • Customer Contact (Name / Email )
  • CP Contact
  • SGW / VSX
  • Chassis Type
  • SGM
  • SSM
  • Lab / Production
  • IPv6
  • Multicast / Dynamic Routing
  • Distribution Mode
  • Current version & Jumbo Hotfix
  • Custom Hotfixes
  • Outstanding issues (SR numbers)
  • RFEs
  • Security Blades (current)
  • New features planned after an upgrade
  • VSX: # of VS / VSW / VR

Installation Instructions

For installation instructions, refer to the R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Installation and Upgrade Guide.  


Documentation

User Guides
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Release Notes
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Administration Guide
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Gaia Administration Guide
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Getting Started Guide
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Installation and Upgrade Guide
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Next Generation Security Gateway Guide
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms Performance Tuning Administration Guide
R80.20SP Scalable Platforms VSX Administration Guide
Related SecureKnowledge Articles
sk140396: Scalable Platform Appliances R80.20SP Known Limitations
sk155832: Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R80.20SP
sk147033: Comparison between R80.20 and R80.20SP
sk147852: Comparison between R76SP.50 and R80.20SP

 

Revision History

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Date Description
15 July 2019  Link to Release map was replaced
28 Feb 2019 First release of this document.

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