Dameon Welch Abernathy

Cool Feature in R80.10: Cloud-Based Demo Mode

Discussion created by Dameon Welch Abernathy Employee on Jun 4, 2017

Demo Mode has something that has been in SmartDashboard for many years.

It's a great way to experiment with the Check Point product without affecting your production environment.


Fun fact:  In the early days, it was exposed by using *local in the Server Name/IP address field of the login page. This still works in R77.30 even though there is a "Demo Mode" checkbox.


Due to the changes made in R80, there is no longer a built-in local demo mode.

However, you can leverage a "demo" of R80.x with a sample configuration in one of two ways:

  • A local demo VM that you can install
  • A cloud-based demo VM (recommended). This requires the following TCP ports to be allowed outbound: 443, 18190, and 19009.


More details: Check Point R80 / R80.10 Demo