Fireware 12.5 Availability

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24 Jul 2019 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.5 - General Availability
We are pleased to announce that Fireware 12.5 and the corresponding WSM 12.5 software are now Generally Available (GA) for download from the WatchGuard software download center. The Release Notes provide full details on enhancements and resolved issues. With each new feature release, we also provide a What's New presentation and webinar recording that provide a comprehensive explanation of the new capabilities. Here are some of the key highlights: 

  • Access Portal has been updated to provide a reverse proxy support for internally hosted applications, including common Microsoft services like Outlook Web Access and Exchange. This capbility provide VPN access without requiring a client, and a convenient single sign-on portal that can provide an additional layer of multi-factor authentication. 
  • The password override feature in webblocker is now integrated with Active Directory, allowing users to use their existing credentials when web pages are blocked. 
  • The Warn page in Webblocker is now customizable so admins can generate messages that are specific to their organization.

Does this release pertain to me?
Fireware 12.5 is available for all Firebox T and Firebox M appliances. The Access Portal service is only available on Firebox M appliances. 

Software Download Center
Firebox appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain the Fireware 12.5 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.