This is an important customer notification on their need to apply the following update this week before January 1st 2021.
On August 2019 CHP released version E81.20 addressing usage limitation of older versions of Check Point’s Endpoint, VPN and SandBlast agents (sk158912). These older, out of support versions – Endpoint/VPN E80.81 to E81.10 (Windows Only) and SandBlast agent E80.61 to E81.10 (Windows Only) – will stop operating on January 1st 2021.
Check Point remind the customers to do so by this week – before January 1st 2021 – so that their transition is smooth and easy to facilitate. We offer our customers two options to address this request. They can upgrade to a newer version (Recommended) or apply a simple fix to the old version:
Either way, customers should make sure to implement upgrades to supported versions (E83 or later versions) to ensure they receive the best security.
Our TAC services are available to support any customer needs regarding this request. More information can be found here.
Please find the FAQ link here and review with your customers during your calls this week. It is important you take the opportunity to check with your accounts if they use these older versions and to assist them with the guidelines.