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Fireware and WatchGuard Cloud Release Updates

WatchGuard has released Fireware 12.7.1 and Fireware 12.5.8. The new releases include some enhancements, important security updates, and also support some new updates to the Firebox management capabilities in WatchGuard Cloud.

Key Enhancements:

FireCluster System Actions. FireCluster is the high availability solution for WatchGuard Fireboxes and allows clustering of multiple appliances to improve network performance and scalability. Along with the new Fireware releases, you can now upgrade, reboot, and fail over your locally-managed FireCluster.

FireCluster System


Cloud Management for Virtual Fireboxes. WatchGuard Cloud enables you to simply set up your devices, and to configure security and manage networking across multiple Fireboxes with templates. You can now manage the configuration of FireboxV and Firebox Cloud in WatchGuard Cloud with Fireware v12.7.1.

WGC Firebox V and Firebox Cloud

Support for Azure Active Directory for Fireware integration with Authpoint. The AuthPoint authentication server on the Firebox now supports Azure Active Directory users for Mobile VPN with SSL, Mobile VPN with IKEv2, and the Firebox Authentication Portal.

Does this release affect me?

Fireware 12.7.1 is available for:

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

Release Notes and What’s New Presentation (and webinar!) provide more details.  

Fireware 12.5.8 is available for:

  • T Series: Firebox T10, T15, T30, T35, and T50
  • M Series: Firebox M200, and M300

Release Notes provide more details. 

WatchGuard has also ported all applicable security updates to any XTM appliance that is still supported. Customers are recommended to continue to upgrade these old platforms to latest firmware where those appliances are still in use.

Fireware 12.1.3 Update 6 is available for:

  • XTM Series: XTM 800, 1500, 2500, and XTMv

Release Notes provide more detail.

WSM v12.7.1 is available to manage all supported Firebox and XTM models.

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.

Keep Up with What’s New in WatchGuard Cloud

WatchGuard regularly updates and improves on the WatchGuard Cloud platform. To learn more about the developments to WatchGuard Cloud, please refer to the “What’s New In WatchGuard Cloud” presentation, and most recent Release Notes.


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.

Filed under: Network Security