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Fireware 12.8.1, 12.5.10, 12.1.4, and Mobile VPN client releases

Fireware 12.8.1, 12.5.10, 12.1.4, and Mobile VPN client releases

WatchGuard has posted maintenance releases for Fireware 12.8.1, and earlier branches, 12.5.10 and 12.1.4.   These maintenance releases include some minor enhancements, address issues fixed since previous releases, and also include important security updates.  See details in the Release Notes for issues addressed in these releases, and for information on security updates in these releases review the advisories on our PSIRT page.

WatchGuard’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) recently launched our public PSIRT page to provide a consolidated resource where network administrators can find advisories and information about security vulnerabilities in WatchGuard products, as well as WatchGuard’s investigations into industry-wide security issues that may impact our products or services.

Tor Exit Node Blocking

In addition to the resolved issues, Fireware 12.8.1 and 12.5.10 provides the capability to block inbound traffic from Tor Exit Nodes.  If your configuration has Botnet Detection enabled, after you upgrade to Fireware 12.8.1 or 12.5.10, Tor Exit Node Blocking is enabled in all policies by default.  More information about using Tor Exit Node Blocking can be found in our product documentation.

WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN Clients

For users of the WatchGuard Mobile VPN Clients, v15.04 is available for installation on Windows 10 and 11 (up to and including 21H2), as well as v4.61 available for macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 12 (Monterey).  New features and issues addressed in these updates are included in the release notes for the Fireware.

Does this release affect me?

Fireware 12.8.1 is available for:

  • T Series: T20, T40, T55, T70, and T80
  • M Series: M270, M290, M370, M390, M400, M440, M470, M500, M570, M590, M670, M690, M4600, M5600, M4800, and M5800
  • FireboxV and Firebox Cloud

Fireware v12.5.10 applies to:

  • Firebox T10, T15, T30, T35, T50, M200, and M300 (Release Notes)

Finally Fireware 12.1.4 is also provided for:

WSM 12.8.1 is available for management of Fireboxes running Fireware 12.8.1, 12.5.10, and 12.1.4.

How to upgrade

Firmware upgrades are included at no charge with active WatchGuard support subscriptions. The easiest approach is to use WatchGuard Cloud to schedule upgrades for one or many systems. You can also upgrade individual systems directly from within the WebUI. Admins may also download the applicable packages from the WatchGuard Software Download Center.


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.

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