My name is Ofer Barzvi and I'm a Team Leader in Check Point R&D.
For those who seek for a way to split their Standalone to a distributed environment, I'm happy to share that this can be done now with latest upgrade tools of R81.10 and R81.20 (downloaded from sk135172) and by following the instructions in sk179444.
The migration is available for:
From versions R80.20, R80.30, R80.40, R81, R81.10 and R81.20
To versions R81.10 and R81.20
For further questions about the migration, reply here or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.