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How to Request an Evaluation License for Security Gateways and Management, Endpoint Security

A frequent question we see on CheckMates is how to request an evaluation license (or extend an existing one).
Note that when you install a Security Gateway or Security Management appliance/virtual machine, a 15-day Plug-n-Play evaluation license is already present.
For a factory defaulted SMB Appliance, the evaluation period is 30 days.

To go past this, you can request a 30-day evaluation license.
This applies to the following products:

  • Security Gateway
  • Security Management
  • Endpoint Management
  • Endpoint Security Products (including SandBlast Agent)
  • SMB Appliances (600/700/1100/1200R/1400/1500) with R77.20.70 or above firmware

Log into UserCenter and Select Try Our Products > Try Or Products > Product Evaluation:


You will be given some options:

 

In the majority of cases, the All-In-One Evaluation is what you will want to choose.
This will give you a 30-day license for the following on a Check Point Appliance or Virtual Machine:

  • Security Management with Multi-Domain and all features enabled
  • Security Management with all Software Blades
  • Remote Access (VPN) for Unlimited Users
  • Endpoint Security Products/SandBlast Agent for 100 users (can apply additional CPEP-SBA eval licenses for additionnal users).

For SMB appliances with R77.20.70 and above firmware, the All-in-One Eval license will enable all features for 30 days.

Click Next.
Select the User Center Account to put the license in.
Enter the IP Address of your Security Management Server or SMB Appliance.
Select the reason for evaluation.
Click on Get Evaluation.

An evaluation license will be generated and instructions will be presented to you and also sent via email.

 

For SMB appliances: the evaluation license can only be applied on the CLI.

If the Product Evaluation Page will not allow you to click Next, review the top of the screen:

 


This is basically telling you your account needs to be associated with a "customer." 
This can be done one of two ways:

  • An existing customer adds you to their User Center account (useful for consultants and the like)
  • Create a new Customer, which you do by clicking on that Create Your First Account link in the above screen

Fill in company details:

 

 

After you hit submit, you will be associated with a new "customer."
You will then be able to request evaluation licenses as described above.

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Dear Team,

Actually i want to know if i will use evalution for CP Mangement server so in evolution period how many maximum gateway i can add ?

what will be limitation for it can you please let me know.

Harmesh Yadav
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Nickel

As Phoneboy said, the all-in-one eval license includes an unlimited management license, but it's worth adding that it only includes a single 8-core gateway license.

i.e. You may need additional licenses to cover the multiple gateways - so you may need to generate multiple eval licenses, one per gateway.

For example, you would probably most commonly see this if you're testing a cluster with separate management, in which case you would want to generate two eval licenses.

 

Ben

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Admin
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I don't believe the eval license is limited in this regard.

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Ivory

Dear Sir, 

I am new to checkpoint products and want to work on checkpoint firewall appliance. Does it comes with all the license included for 15 days? 

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Admin
Admin

Any Check Point new installation, appliance or otherwise comes with 15 day PnP license. Appliances also come with permanent license available at your user center.

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