Network Security

Nov
17

Now Available: Firebox M4800 & M5800

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We are excited to announce the availability of two new Firebox M Series appliances—M4800 and M5800, delivering top-of-the-line performance and serious security in a flexible, modular platform. With firewall throughput of up to 87 Gbps and UTM throughput up to 11.3 Gbps, the Firebox® M4800 and M5800 are our fastest Firebox appliances ever. This level of performance paired with powerful security, flexible high-port density, and affordability makes these the ideal solutions for distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios.


Key Features:


  • Throughput: With firewall throughput of up to...
Nov
10

TDR Outage in Preparation for WatchGuard Cloud Integration

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BLUF: TDR Outage – 30 minutes
EU – 30 November 2020 at 5PM PST
NA – 1 December 2020 at 11PM PST   


We have listened to your feedback and we are excited to announce that with the release of TDR 6.0.0, WatchGuard will deploy a TDR UI integrated into WatchGuard Cloud. To prepare for this, WatchGuard must deploy new TDR infrastructure before the TDR 6.0.0 release that is scheduled for late December or early January.


During the outage, all Host Sensors will show as disconnected from ThreatSync and the TDR UI will be unavailable. Host Ransomware Prevention and its built-in ransomware hash...

Oct
29

New Fireware releases

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WatchGuard published several Fireware releases over the last few weeks. Fireware 12.6.2 Update 3 is now available in the Software Downloads Center. This is an update release to v12.6.2, and includes both bug fixes and updates to some key components. This is the first v12.6.x release for the Firebox M series and it is maintenance update for the new Firebox T series (T20, T40, T80) appliances. The Release Notes include a comprehensive list of resolved issues and enhancements, and the What's New presentation provides a detailed description of new enhancements. 


Key elements of this release:

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Oct
26

WatchGuard Cloud Introduces Enhancements for Managed Service Providers

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WatchGuard Cloud now features enhanced account management capabilities specifically designed to make the job of managing subscriber accounts and devices easier for managed service providers (MSPs).


The updated Service Provider interface allows MSPs to view and manage all of their Subscriber and Service Provider accounts from one page. This new interface saves time for Service Providers as they no longer have to pivot into the subscriber view of their managed accounts to make changes.


WatchGuard's new Service Provider interface is now aligned with the Subscriber interface and includes a...

Oct
20

New in TDR 5.9.0: User-Based ThreatSync Services

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We are excited to announce that Threat Detection and Response has a new feature to try – user-based ThreatSync services.


Have you ever stared at your ThreatSync dashboard and wondered who continues to download and run that malicious file? You might find the file in the home directory of the user, but we all know that is not always the case. Now, you can take out the guesswork with user-based ThreatSync services!


User-Based ThreatSync Services


In TDR 5.9.0, new user pages display user information attributed to each file or process detected by the Host Sensor.


This feature includes...

Sep
17

WatchGuard Cloud Introduces New Executive Summary Report

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We are pleased to announce the release of the new Executive Summary Report feature in WatchGuard Cloud. The Executive Summary Report provides complete visibility into network traffic and security events, and helps boost efficiency, productivity, and profitability.


The three-page summary report provides the business intelligence that you need to support key goals:


  • Ensure productive use of corporate assets and time throughout the organization.
  • Audit compliance against acceptable usage policies for Internet usage.
  • Monitor protection against spyware, malware, and viruses.

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Jul
07

WatchGuard is switching Botnet Blocklist providers

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Greetings valued WatchGuard Partners and Customers. For those that are not aware, or even those that just need a refresher, the firebox downloads a list of known malicious Command and Control IP addresses that it blocks. This is commonly referred to as the Botnet Blocklist and is Licensed as part of RED service in the Basic Security package. As part of our commitment to provide the best security to you, a new Botnet Block list is being deployed globally on July 13th. Should you or any of your customers encounter a false positive please add the offending IP address to the Blocked Sites...

Jul
01

Fireware 12.5.4 Now Available

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WatchGuard has posted Fireware 12.5.4 in the Software Download Center. In addition to various bug fixes, this update introduces a new engine for spamBlocker, and TDR host sensor enforcement to permit a VPN connection via the Firebox. Full details are provided in the Release Notes, which are available here.  


Key elements of this release:


  • Host sensor VPN enforcement. Now admins can require an active TDR host sensor and required operating system to permit mobile VPN connections back to a Firebox.
  • Improved spam detection efficacy. In this release we are officially transitioning the...
Jun
26

Dimension 2.1.2 Update 4 now available

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We are pleased to announce the availability of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.2 Update 4. This maintenance release is now available from the Software Download Center, together with Release Notes and update instructions. WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.2 Update 4 provides the following fixes:


General


  • A warning is generated when attempting to upgrade to future versions of Dimension if the current instance is running an older Ubuntu kernel
  • Added support for database restores to Postgresql v11 and v12
     

Logging and Reporting


  • Most Popular Domains has been renamed Most Popular Destinations in Per...
Jun
15

Now Available: Global Exceptions API for Firebox

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Over the past year, we have made a lot of investment to pave the way for partners and customers to have API access to WatchGuard products. Earlier this year we released an API for AuthPoint Authentication and now we are excited to announce that live in production this week is the first Firebox Management API aimed at configuring Global Exceptions.


Global exceptions are rules that can override the current settings on the Firebox and include:


  • Adding to blocked sites (one of the top use cases!)
  • Blocked sites exceptions
  • Botnet exceptions
  • File exceptions
  • Geolocation exceptions
  • Intru...

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