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Sep

17

Fireware 12.2.1 is now available

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17 Sep 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.2.1 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.2.1. Full details are covered in the What's New in 12.2.1 presentation, and there is also a recorded webinar of this content. Key highlights of the release include:

  • ​Backup and Restore features have been redesigned to provide a new UI with more options, making it more dependable on tabletop Fireboxes with lower available memory.
  • WAN
  • Read more...

Sep

13

Host Containment and Artificial Intelligence: New in TDR 5.5

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13 Sep 2018 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


Host Containment

I am pleased to announce the availability of Threat Detection and Response 5.5. This release of TDR introduces a powerful new response capability, Host Containment, which enables operators to contain infected host machines. When a threat is identified, ThreatSync quickly moves to contain the host endpoint, preventing the spread of malware to other points in your network. The Host Containment feature also makes it possible to isolate machines when they are outside of your network, alleviating cases where an infected host returns “home” and unintentionally infects – Read more...

Aug

30

WebBlocker Server version 1.0 Available for Fireware 12.2

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30 Aug 2018 By Arthur Gordon
Categories: Network Security


WatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of a new standalone WebBlocker Server that replaces and upgrades the functionality previously provided in the legacy SurfControl service. The WebBlocker Server hosted on-premises now provides the same equivalent URL categories and database as the cloud hosted server which WatchGuard customers have been using since 2013.  

The WebBlocker Server is available for VMware (v. 5.x.+) and Hyper-V (for Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2 64-bit) and can be downloaded by customers with a WebBlocker subscription now, August 28, 2018. – Read more...

Aug

29

DNSWatch Australian Resolvers

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29 Aug 2018 By Todd O'Boyle
Categories: Network Security


In order to better support our customers in Australia and New Zealand, we are pleased to announce the availability of a DNSWatch resolver in Sydney.

Based upon your feedback and data collected from production DNSWatch, we identified a need for a resolver to service ANZ. Neither DNS nor content latency were within our target, so we have deployed this resolver to improve performance of any network protected by DNSWatch.

No action is needed on your part. Any ANZ protected firebox will automatically use the Australian resolvers.

Thank you for submitting your feedback and – Read more...

Aug

23

DNSWatch Introduces Protection Against DNS Rebinding Attacks

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23 Aug 2018 By Todd O'Boyle
Categories: Network Security


Despite being around for many years, “DNS Rebinding” attacks have been making headlines recently. Commodity devices (Chromecast, Roku, Sonos Speakers, and many other IoT devices) are potentially vulnerable, and – Read more...

Aug

13

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life plans for AP320 access point

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13 Aug 2018 By Ryan Orsi
Categories: Wi–Fi


WatchGuard is announcing key information affecting the availability of WatchGuard AP320 access point hardware. 

WatchGuard AP320 access point End-of-Sale – October 1, 2018 

Given the availability of the new WatchGuard AP325 access point with the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, WatchGuard has decided to announce the End-of-Sale (EOS) of the AP320 access point. WatchGuard will discontinue offering AP320 hardware for sale (EOS) on October 1, 2018. At that time, hardware SKUs will be – Read more...

Aug

08

WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3 now available

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08 Aug 2018 By Jason Vendramin
Categories: Network Security


We are pleased to announce the availability of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3.  This release is now available from the Software Downloads Center, along with release notes and update instructions.  WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3 resolves several performance and functionality issues, such as:

  • IPS Total Intrusions are double-counted in Subscription Service Dashboard
  • Totals and Averages are now displayed on Health Summary Reports
  • Angled brackets in email address break PDF report generation
  • Executive Report Top Clients PDF Report showing
  • Read more...

Aug

08

Fireware 12.2 is now available

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08 Aug 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.2 is now available
Arthur posted earlier this week about the exciting new AI technology that is now available in the Fireware 12.2 release with the new IntelligentAV service. But let’s not forget that this release includes many other new features. Many of the Beta testers had very positive feedback about the new ability to configure Geo-Blocking by Policy. Users can now set granular policies to restrict certain traffic types to or from specific countries. Other key – Read more...

Aug

06

IntelligentAV is Available for Fireware 12.2

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06 Aug 2018 By Arthur Gordon
Categories: News and Promotions


Fileless malware and zero-day exploits are some of the most devastating threats facing small and midsize enterprise organizations today. WatchGuard IntelligentAV service provides an additional signature-less, antivirus engine to defend users against such threats and further augment the award-winning WatchGuard cybersecurity portfolio.

IntelligentAV brings more than just supervised machine learning pre-processing, or data-mining to WatchGuard’s expanding security stack, this is the first addition of machine learning directly to a network security platform. As opposed to other – Read more...

Aug

02

WatchGuard Website Maintenance Alert

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02 Aug 2018 By Kimberly Taylor
Categories: Support Alerts


Summary: We will be performing maintenance on our website which will prevent authentication to www.watchguard.com

When: Friday, 3 August, 3:00 AM to 8:00 AM UTC

Maintenance Window: 5 hours

Expected Impact Duration: 1 – 5 hours during which time a maintenance window page will be presented to users attempting to login to all WatchGuard websites.

Contact Information: For Sales or Support questions, you can find – Read more...

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