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Yaron_Weiler
Employee
Employee

Important: R80.10 End-of-Support will take place in May-2021

As we stepped into 2021 we wanted to bring to your attention that R80.10 End-of-Support is around the corner and will take place in 5 months from today, on May-2021.

We encourage you to approach the customers using R80 or R80.10 asap and discuss their plans to upgrade to the latest SW release R80.40 or R81, which is planned to be announced Default recommended within Q1 2021.

These newer releases bring many new features and capabilities, improved performance and stability and many bug fixes.

 

Check Point R81 cyber security platform delivers:

  • Highest levels of security with autonomous threat prevention
  • Rapid response to changing security needs with fastest policy installation
  • Automatic security performance using dynamic allocation of gateway resources across the enterprise
  • Optimal security for encrypted network traffic (SSL) by utilizing the latest standards for secure connectivity including TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2

 

Additional information on R81 can be found in R81 home page

 

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Srdjan_B
Participant

What are plans for CloudGuard for NSX? AFAIK, latest version is R80.10, version R80.20 never came out and R80.30 supports NSX-T only. So, what to do with customers who are still running CG R80.10 for NSX 6.4? VMware does support NSX 6.4 after May 2021.

Thank you.

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

My guess is we'll continue to support that until at least October 2021, which is the End of General Support date for the latest version of NSX-T by VMware.
To be on the safe side, I would register a formal support extension request with your local Check Point office. 

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Baasanjargal_Ts
Advisor

1. What will happen if the support is ended for still have R80.10 customers after May 2021? What does it mean? Is it about TAC cannot do support or any other things here?

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_Val_
Admin
Admin

Running unsupported products puts you at risk from several angles at once:

  1. you cannot expect any regular patch release for the unsupported products 
  2. support cases you open will no longer be a subject of EULA, and may result in additional surcharges, unless you have procured support timeline extension proactively, as an exception (also not free)
  3. any support activities will be on best effort basis, without commitment to resolution, if you stay with unsupported version

Long story short, it will be painful.

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Baasanjargal_Ts
Advisor

Hi Val.

Thank you very much.