Fireware 12.4 Update 2 is now available

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08 May 2019 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.4 Update 2 - General Availability
We are pleased to announce that the Update 2 release for Fireware 12.4 and the corresponding WSM 12.4 software are now Generally Available (GA) for download from the WatchGuard software download center. The Update 2 release addresses some issues that were reported after Fireware 12.4 was first released in April, mostly related to HTTPS websites that failed to load correctly. The Release Notes provide full details on enhancements and resolved issues.

With each new release, we also provide a What's New presentation and recording that provide a comprehensive explanation of the new capabilities. Here are some of the key highlights: 

  • SD-WAN for VPN and Private Lines: Extends SD-WAN benefits to more than just external WAN connections, allowing organizations to cut back on expensive MPLS connections. You can now measure loss/latency/jitter on Virtual Interface VPNs and internal interfaces.
  • DNSWatch in Bridge Mode: Full DNS security applied in our simplest deployment option where the Firebox does not act as a gateway. 
  • Syslog export to two servers: Simultaneously send logs to two different syslog servers. Enables export to third party SIEM and also a local syslog server for log retention.
  • TLS 1.3 Support: Continued compliance and support for latest standards with full inspection of HTTPS traffic using TLS 1.3. 

Does this release pertain to me?
Fireware 12.4 Update 2 is available for all Firebox T and Firebox M appliances. 

Software Download Center
Firebox appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain the Fireware 12.4 update without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard software download center

Contact
For Sales or Support questions, you can find phone numbers for your region online. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.