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Fireware 12.8.2 and 12.5.11

Fireware 12.8.2

This maintenance release includes support for a new 8x1Gb copper network module, resolves an issue that caused traffic to stop on M390, M590, and M690 appliances, and addresses other issues fixed since previous releases. See details in the Release Notes for a full list of enhancements and resolved issues in this release.

8x1Gb Copper Network Module

In addition to the resolved issues, Fireware 12.8.2 adds support for a new 8x1Gb copper network module (WG9022) for Firebox M290, M390, M590, and M690 models.  This module provides additional port density for those in need of up to 8x additional interfaces on these Firebox models.

Fireware 12.5.11

This release updates the version of the SSLVPN client available for download from the Firebox to v12.7.2 of the Mobile VPN with SSL Client software and provides support for windows 11 in the IKEv2 client profile, and includes an important security update for advisory WGSA-2022-00020.  See details in the Release Notes for a full list of resolved issues in this release, and for information on security updates in these releases review the advisories at

Does this release affect me?

Fireware 12.8.2 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 v12.5.11 applies to:

  • Firebox T10, T15, T30, T35, T50, M200, and M300

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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