On 1 December 2020, the TDR EU AWS environment suffered from an intermittent outage which resulted in some Host Sensors being unable to contact ThreatSync. This seems to be linked to the deployment of new TDR infrastructure on the night of 30 November 2020. Despite Engineering's extensive efforts, the root cause of the connection issues could not be determined, and the deployment was reverted on 1 December 2020 at 7:30pm EST. Connectivity issues should be resolved with the reversion to previous environment infrastructure. As WatchGuard continues the analysis, we will postpone the deployment of...
Product and Support News
Pay-as-you-go Prepaid Points is a part of WatchGuard’s FlexPay program, enabling partners to pre-purchase points that can be used later on WatchGuard’s portfolio including Firebox and SaaS products. Points never expire and can be flexibly applied month to month based on evolving business needs.
Starting December 2nd, 2020, MSSP Command will contain options to use points for:
- Panda Adaptive Defense
- Panda Adaptive Defense 360
We are excited to announce the availability of two new Firebox M Series appliances—M4800 and M5800, delivering top-of-the-line performance and serious security in a flexible, modular platform. With firewall throughput of up to 87 Gbps and UTM throughput up to 11.3 Gbps, the Firebox® M4800 and M5800 are our fastest Firebox appliances ever. This level of performance paired with powerful security, flexible high-port density, and affordability makes these the ideal solutions for distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios.
- Throughput: With firewall throughput of up to...
Each month we publish numerous new articles and known issues to the WatchGuard Knowledge Base. Here is the new content published in October:
- Where can I download Visio icons of WatchGuard devices?
- WatchGuard Cloud Service Cookie Notice
- Are WatchGuard products compliant with NDAA Section 889?
- Download WatchGuard software
- How to use PSInfo for Panda Support
- Change the Mobile VPN License Server (MVLS) IP address
- When Spectrum DNS is used as a DNS server by a Firebox, Subscription Services might fail
- Use MVLS to license a WatchGuard Mobile VPN client
- Cannot view...
BLUF: TDR Outage – 30 minutes
EU – 30 November 2020 at 5PM PST
NA – 1 December 2020 at 11PM PST
We have listened to your feedback and we are excited to announce that with the release of TDR 6.0.0, WatchGuard will deploy a TDR UI integrated into WatchGuard Cloud. To prepare for this, WatchGuard must deploy new TDR infrastructure before the TDR 6.0.0 release that is scheduled for late December or early January.
During the outage, all Host Sensors will show as disconnected from ThreatSync and the TDR UI will be unavailable. Host Ransomware Prevention and its built-in ransomware hash...
WatchGuard would like to announce that we have achieved ISO27001 Certification, more formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013, on WatchGuard Cloud and WatchGuard ID. This certification reflects WatchGuard’s commitment to ensuring the security and integrity of the data of our end customers and partners, now confirmed through an independent assessment.
WatchGuard Cloud and WatchGuard ID are now certified to the latest version of the ISO 27001 standard. Per the ISO website, “ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an...
WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Engage will be updated starting on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
- All regions: Saturday, October 31, 2020 (12:00AM – 4:00AM PDT)
- Engage will be unavailable during the maintenance activity.
- There is no impact to customer Wi-Fi service. Access Points will continue to function and provide Wi-Fi connectivity and security.
- Captive portal splash pages will be functional for guest access.
Enhancements and Resolved Issues
- Instagram is removed from the social media plug-in configuration...
WatchGuard published several Fireware releases over the last few weeks. Fireware 12.6.2 Update 3 is now available in the Software Downloads Center. This is an update release to v12.6.2, and includes both bug fixes and updates to some key components. This is the first v12.6.x release for the Firebox M series and it is maintenance update for the new Firebox T series (T20, T40, T80) appliances. The Release Notes include a comprehensive list of resolved issues and enhancements, and the What's New presentation provides a detailed description of new enhancements.
Key elements of this release:
WatchGuard Cloud now features enhanced account management capabilities specifically designed to make the job of managing subscriber accounts and devices easier for managed service providers (MSPs).
The updated Service Provider interface allows MSPs to view and manage all of their Subscriber and Service Provider accounts from one page. This new interface saves time for Service Providers as they no longer have to pivot into the subscriber view of their managed accounts to make changes.
WatchGuard's new Service Provider interface is now aligned with the Subscriber interface and includes a...
We are excited to announce that Threat Detection and Response has a new feature to try – user-based ThreatSync services.
Have you ever stared at your ThreatSync dashboard and wondered who continues to download and run that malicious file? You might find the file in the home directory of the user, but we all know that is not always the case. Now, you can take out the guesswork with user-based ThreatSync services!
User-Based ThreatSync Services
In TDR 5.9.0, new user pages display user information attributed to each file or process detected by the Host Sensor.
This feature includes...
Browse by Category
Sign up to get the latest product news, updates, and support alerts from WatchGuard.