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LTE Module Now Available for WatchGuard Firebox T80

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With a growing demand for connectivity to Cloud-based applications and services, the need for multiple connection options is higher than ever. Network environments are getting more diverse with a vast array of options to choose from. WatchGuard’s expandable network modules offer room to grow for the future. If the need for more network ports into the Firebox grows, you don’t have to do a costly rip-and-replace. Network administrators can simply add a new module to the existing appliance to increase port density.

WatchGuard continues to expand connection options for our Firebox appliances...


Fireware and WatchGuard Cloud Release Updates

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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


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UPDATE: Legacy TDR UI no longer available as of 19 July 2021

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We would like to provide an update on the Legacy TDR UI. We will be discontinuing the Legacy TDR UI on 19 July 2021. After this date, all existing direct links to the Legacy TDR UI will be removed from the portal and existing bookmarks directly referencing your regional TDR will be redirected to WatchGuard Cloud. 

This change requires everyone to begin using the TDR UI that is integrated in WatchGuard Cloud. Before you can manage accounts and licenses for TDR, you are required to perform a one-time migration procedure. During this migration, you will manually...


Organize and Secure Accounts with Account Groups in WatchGuard Cloud

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Account Groups are now available in WatchGuard Cloud

WatchGuard Cloud’s newest platform feature, Account Groups, enables service providers to create groups with their existing managed accounts. Account groups can be used to assign operator permissions. On the Account Groups page, Account Groups are represented by folders you can add, delete, and move to organize your accounts. By default, a service provider’s My Account cannot be sorted into an account group and is only visible to operators with permissions to all accounts. Account groups created in WatchGuard Cloud are also available in...


New Fireware update releases

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Key points:
WatchGuard has posted new maintenance updates for Fireware 12.7 and earlier branches, 12.5.7 and 12.1.3. The new releases address some issues that have been fixed since the original 12.7 release. See details  in the Release Notes. WatchGuard is moving away from providing customer specific (CSP) builds, and we prefer to issue generally available Update releases that are provided to all for download.

These releases also include fixes to resolve internally detected security issues. These issues were found by our engineers, and not actively found in the wild. For the sake of not...


Fireware and Authpoint: The power couple.

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Fireware 12.7 is now generally available, with a new simple integration between Authpoint and the Firebox. This new integration of two key products in the WatchGuard portfolio makes it easier to set up strong multi-factor authentication for VPNs through the Firebox. Security and convenience make this bundle a powerful tool for zero-trust implementations.

Direct Integration with Authpoint
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New Fireware releases available

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WatchGuard has posted new maintenance releases in the Software Download Center. These updates introduce several key bug fixes, as well as ongoing improvements to support Firebox configuration from WatchGuard Cloud. Release Notes provide details of all the resolved issues (link in version name below). 

Fireware 12.5.7 Update 1 is available for: 

  • T Series: T10, T15, T30, T35, T50, T55, and T70
  • M Series: M200 and M300

These appliances (except T55 and T70) will not be capable of running v12.7 and subsequent new feature releases. For more information, see this Knowledge Base article.



Legacy TDR UI no longer available as of 1 July 2021

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Greetings WatchGuard Partners and customers!  

Earlier this year, I shared the exciting news that TDR is now integrated with WatchGuard Cloud. Partners and customers migrated their existing accounts to WatchGuard Cloud with very positive reviews. 

Now I want to inform you that WatchGuard will retire the legacy TDR UI on 1 July 2021. All TDR management going forward must be performed in WatchGuard Cloud.  

Before you can manage accounts and licenses for TDR in WatchGuard Cloud, you must perform a one-time migration procedure. During this migration, you will manually link an existing...


DNSWatchGo for Chromebooks Beta

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Greetings WatchGuard Beta community! We are proud to announce the open Beta for the DNSWatchGO Chrome extension for Chromebooks. With the DNSWatchGO Chrome extension, you can extend the protection of DNSWatch to provide consistent policy enforcement and security protection when your users leave the safety of your network. Similar to the DNSWatchGO Client on Windows devices, the DNSWatchGO Chrome extension provides DNS-level protection for users with Chrome. When the Chrome browser opens a site, the Chrome extension queries the DNSWatch servers to check if the site is malicious. 



Migration action for TDR Integration into WatchGuard Cloud

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Greetings, WatchGuard Partners!

We would like to inform you that before you can manage accounts and licenses for Threat Detection and Response (TDR), you are required to perform a one-time migration procedure. During this migration, you manually link an existing WatchGuard Cloud Tier-2 account to an existing TDR Managed child account. During these first few weeks of releasing TDR 6.0.0, we have had reports of usability issues in the migration process, which we have greatly improved with the 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 releases that are now available. When you first browse to the Migrate TDR page, you...

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