R80.10 is now GA (General Availability). There is a long list of enhancements, but the largest one is probably the fact that for the first time R80 is now available for the gateway with significant performance enhancements. The overall list of features is pretty long so I am not going to post those here, but it is well worth a look.
There is also an extensive list of “known issues” which you should always check before moving to a major version. One limitation that I noticed in EA for R80 and R80.10 is the removal of the “follow-up” category for IPS signatures. This one boggles my mind especially since “follow-up” is part of the Check Point IPS “best practices” procedure.
Another one that I will be looking for is the “where used” search not being as precise as it should. (fixed in R80.10).
Overall, it will be interesting to see how this release is embraced by customers. Every vendor’s product has issues, but I would argue that Check Point sets the bar pretty high when it comes to quality. On paper, this looks to be a very compelling release.