About Upgrade Options

You can add upgrades to your Firebox to enable additional subscription services, features, and capacity.

For a list of available upgrade options, see https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/utm/overview.

Subscription Services Upgrades

Application Control

Enables you to monitor and control the use of applications on your network.

For more information, see About Application Control.


Enables you to control access to web content based on content categories.

For more information, see About WebBlocker.


Enables you to filter spam and bulk email.

For more information, see About spamBlocker.

Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS)

Enables you to prevent intrusion attempts by hackers.

For more information, see About Intrusion Prevention Service.

Gateway AntiVirus

Enables you to identify and block known spyware and viruses.

For more information, see About Gateway AntiVirus.

Reputation Enabled Defense

Enables you to control access to websites based on their reputation score.

For more information, see About Reputation Enabled Defense.

Data Loss Prevention

Enables you to detect, monitor, and prevent accidental unauthorized transmission of confidential information outside your network or across network boundaries.

For more information, see About Data Loss Prevention.

Firebox and Software Upgrades


The Pro upgrade to Fireware provides several advanced features for experienced customers, such as server load balancing and additional SSL VPN tunnels. The features available with a Pro upgrade depend on the type and model of your Firebox.

For more information, see About Fireware Pro.

Model upgrades

For some XTM 5 Series, 8 Series, and 800 Series models, you can purchase a license key to upgrade the device to a higher model in the same product family for more performance and capacity.

To compare the features and capabilities of different models, go to https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/appliances-compare.

How to Apply an Upgrade

When you purchase an upgrade, you register the upgrade on the WatchGuard website. Then you download a feature key that enables the upgrade on your Firebox.

For information about feature keys, see About Feature Keys.