Product and Support News

Oct

16

TDR Host Sensor Kernel Driver Settings

Ricardo Arroyo's picture

16 Oct 2019 By Ricardo Arroyo
Categories: Network Security


WatchGuard’s Threat Detection and Response (TDR) has been protecting your assets for more than two years. We continue to improve stability and performance while improving our detection and remediation of threats before they can cause a problem in your network. 

To take full advantage of the threat detection capabilities available in TDR, we recommend that you enable the Host Sensor Kernel Driver features on all desktop and mobile devices. After extensive testing, we have determined that you will experience faster and more thorough detection and remediation for both our traditional...Read more

Sep

30

Now Available: DNSWatchGO and Passport

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30 Sep 2019 By Stephen Helm
Categories: News and Promotions, Authentication, Network Security


We are excited to announce the availability of our newest user-focused security service, DNSWatchGO. WatchGuard DNSWatchGO provides DNS-level protection and content filtering that keeps your business safe from phishing, ransomware, and other attacks even when your user is outside of the network, without requiring a VPN.

Key Features

  • DNS-level detection, providing an additional layer of security to block connections to the bad guys
  • Automatically protects end users from phishing attacks and C2 connections
  • Enables content filtering by user
  • ...Read more

Sep

30

Threat Detection and Response 5.8.X Beta Refresh

Ricardo Arroyo's picture

30 Sep 2019 By Ricardo Arroyo
Categories: Network Security


We are excited to announce the addition of an additional feature to the TDR 5.8.X Beta! In addition to the AV Exclusions feature currently available in Beta, we have a new Host Ransomware Prevention(HRP) capability. When you view the details of an HRP Indicator that was successfully remediated, you can now view a graphical representation of the event. If the Indicator can be graphed, you will see a new Chart button in the Additional Details pop-up of the Indicator. Click the button to open a new window.
 
The chart is interactive, with the following...Read more

Sep

05

Threat Detection and Response 5.8.X Beta

Ricardo Arroyo's picture

05 Sep 2019 By Ricardo Arroyo
Categories: Network Security


We are excited to announce that Threat Detection and Response has a new capability to Beta over the next 6 weeks! By popular demand, WatchGuard has made pre-configured Antivirus Exclusions a reality! Gone will be the days of copying and pasting directory paths one by one into the Exclusions page.

  • AV Exclusions - TDR now includes predefined exclusion sets that make it easy to add exclusions for the most common antivirus tools. Any custom exclusions you added previously persist after the upgrade. To see these changes in the TDR Web UI, select Configuration >
  • ...Read more

Aug

15

Fireware 12.5 Update 1

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15 Aug 2019 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.5 Update 1
WatchGuard has posted Fireware 12.5 Update 1 at the Software Download Center. There is no corresponding update to WSM. This maintenance update provides resolution to issues that have been reported by customers. Based on feedback from our partners at our recent conferences, we plan to make more bug fix update releases generally available instead of providing just customer speciific patches or hotfixes. Full details are provided in the ...Read more

Jul

31

TDR 5.7 General Availability

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31 Jul 2019 By Ricardo Arroyo
Categories: Network Security


We are excited to announce that enhanced Network to Process Correlation in Threat Detection and Response is generally available! While TDR has always correlated network threats from your Firebox to an individual host, we are proud to provide the ability to correlate that same network threat to an individual process on your Windows host! This functionality enables Administrators to:

  • Quickly identify Windows processes that are making malicious outbound network connections.
  • Stop those processes before they cause any damage to your environment(s).
     

...Read more

Jul

24

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...Read more

Jul

18

Mobile DNS Protection Beta Updates!

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18 Jul 2019 By Ben Oster
Categories: Network Security


We are happy to announce a major improvement to our content filtering in our Mobile DNS Protection beta! We have integrated the categories from our WebBlocker security service into DNSWatch. You will shortly be able to leverage the granularity of 120+ categories across your protected networks and mobile clients!

For those customers already using WatchGuard’s WebBlocker service, the look and feel will be very familiar as we have worked to create an experience that mirrors the one you are used to. If you are not familiar with WebBlocker you will be treated to an updated experience...Read more

Jul

01

Dimension 2.1.2 Update 2 now available

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01 Jul 2019 By Jason Vendramin
Categories: Network Security


We are pleased to announce the availability of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.2 Update 2. This maintenance release is now available from the Software Downloads Center, together with release notes and update instructions. WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.2 Update 2 provides the following enhancements and fixes:

  • HTTPS traffic is now included in the Most Popular Domain, Most Active Client, and Web Activity Trend reports
  • In the Virus(GAV) report, the Host(HTTP) and Virus pivots now correctly show data from log messages with "virus found"
  • Addressed vulnerabilities for CVE-2019-
  • ...Read more

Jun

19

Fireware 12.4.1 Update 1

Brendan Patterson's picture

19 Jun 2019 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.4.1 Update 1
WatchGuard has posted Fireware 12.4.1 Update 1 at the Software Download Center. There is no corresponding update to WSM. This maintenance update provides resolution to issues that have been reported by customers. Full details are provided in the Release Notes

Fireware 12.5 Beta
If you are interested in new features, we also...Read more

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