Network Security

Apr
29

Log, Report, and Quarantine Server deprecation

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Deprecation of older WatchGuard Server components
WatchGuard is announcing the deprecation of some older server components. WSM v12.8.x releases will still include these server components. Higher WSM releases, v12.9 and later, will include only the WSM Client and Management Server, and will not include the following: 


  • WatchGuard Log Server
  • WatchGuard Report Server
  • WatchGuard Quarantine Server  

WSM Log and Report servers have served well since their introduction in Fireware 10, but they no longer represent the best options available to our customers. WatchGuard now provides superior...

Apr
25

Fireware v12.8 Update 1

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Key points:
WatchGuard has posted a new maintenance update for Fireware v12.8. Update 1 includes several issues that have been fixed since the original 12.8 release. It also includes an update to the OpenSSL version to address CVE-2022-0778. See details  in the Release Notes


Does this release affect me?
Fireware 12.8 Update 1 is available for: 


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

How to upgrade
Firmware upgrades are included at no charge...

Mar
21

New Fireware v12.8 Releases for Fireboxes

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The latest release of Fireware v12.8 for Fireboxes delivers various enhanced features. Find out more about the release in the 12.8 Release Notes and What’s New in 12.8 Presentation.


Key Features include:


Networking:


  • SD-WAN Load Sharing: SD-WAN actions enables you to share traffic load across multiple SD-WAN interfaces. You can use this feature to distribute load across multiple ISPs or lines.
  • SD-WAN Actions in Device Configuration Templates: Management Server device configuration templates now support SD-WAN actions. This makes it easy to apply SD-WAN actions to multiple devices.
  • ...

Jan
03

New Fireware update releases

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In our last blog post of 2021, Corey shared 5 cybersecurity New Year's resolutions. Now is a great time to put one of those into practice: update to the latest version of Fireware!


WatchGuard has posted new maintenance updates for Fireware 12.7.2 and earlier branches, 12.5.9 and 12.1.3. 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 include fixes to resolve internally detected security issues that were found by our engineers. 


Do these releases affect...

Dec
21

Five Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions You Can Achieve Today!

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The beginning of a new year marks a time of reflection and planning, and for making New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, many resolutions are quickly forgotten once post-holiday life gets busy. At WatchGuard, we’d like to help you make and keep five important cybersecurity resolutions that you can complete today, and let you focus on the rest of your resolutions. Doesn’t it feel great to cross some resolutions off your list right away!


Five cybersecurity resolutions you can cross off your list today!


  1. Close firewall management interfaces to the internet. It is very common to want to...
Aug
12

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...

Aug
10

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

 


Cloud Management for Virtual...

Jun
28

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

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Greetings!


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 watchguard.com 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...

Jun
08

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...

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