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Sep

19

Now Available: TDR 5.1 with APT Blocker Built-in

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19 Sep 2017 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


We’re thrilled to announce the general availability of Threat Detection and Response (TDR) 5.1, which includes some great new features that enhance both detection and response to threats as well as the overall user experience when testing new features. This release further increases the value of both TDR and the Total Security Suite, enabling users to more broadly identify threats across their network and respond to them in real-time.

This release of TDR includes two new key features:

  • APT Blocker
    With this release TDR can now directly triage
  • ...Read more

Sep

12

Fireware 12.0 is now available!

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12 Sep 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: News and Promotions, Network Security


Fireware 12.0 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.0 and WSM 12.0 after a comprehensive Beta where the release was installed 400 Fireboxes around the world. These significant new releases are now available for download from the software download center.

Fireware 12.0 improves on the efficacy and performance of our Gateway Antivirus (GAV) service through the introduction of a new lightweight detection engine. Fireware 12.0 also introduces more secure defaults, improvements to APT Blocker, and continued...Read more

Aug

17

Now Available: Firebox M370, M470, M570, and M670

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17 Aug 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security, News and Promotions


Firebox M470

I’m excited to announce the availability today of four new mid-range Firebox appliances that provide industry leading performance, especially with all security capabilities enabled, along with greater flexibility in network port configurations.

Over past few years at WatchGuard we’ve consistently educated our customers about the need to inspect encrypted web traffic using all of the security services available on our appliances. Network defenses that don’t adequately process and inspect encrypted traffic leave employees, customers and partners vulnerable to cyber attacks. According...Read more

Jul

17

Fireware 12.0 Open Beta Notice

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17 Jul 2017 By Arthur Gordon
Categories: Network Security


UPDATE: A feature for GWC was mentioned as being deployed in 12.0 in a previous post, but this has been corrected to a later release date. Stay tuned for more product release updates through the product blog!

WatchGuard is excited to announce that a Beta release is available now for the 12.0 version of the Fireware Operating System.  This is a public Beta release that is open to all Firebox and XTM users.  Sign up to participate at our software download page and start submitting feedback via...Read more

Jun

07

Fireware 11.12.4 is now available

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07 Jun 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 11.12.4 is now available
We are pleased to announce the latest release of the WatchGuard core operating system and management software. Fireware 11.12.4 and WSM 11.12.4 are now available from the software download center. The Release Notes include a comprehensive list of resolved issues. This is primarily a release for bug fixes but there are a couple of key updates. 

  • APT Blocker customers can now specify that files only
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May

09

Fireware 11.12.2 Update 1

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09 May 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 11.12.2 Update 1 is now available
This maintenance update includes some critical bug fixes and no new enhancements. The Release Notes include a comprehensive list of resolved issues. There is no corresponding Update 1 version of WSM 11.12.2 

This release resolves an issue that caused Branch Office VPNs and Mobile VPN with IPSec tunnels to restart after receiving malformed packets. We received several reports last week of this...Read more

Apr

11

Fireware 11.12.2 now available

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11 Apr 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 11.12.2 and WSM 11.12.2 are now available. Along with ongoing maintenance updates, these releases include several significant improvements to product security and also some new networking features that enable deployment in more environments. The Release Notes online include details of bug fixes, and the What's New presentation gives a comprehensive overview...Read more

Mar

21

Threat Detection and Response Planned Service Update

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21 Mar 2017 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


Hello TDR Users,

On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, at 3:00 PM PST for EU and 5:00 PM PST for Americas, we will release a new version of Threat Detection and Response (TDR). This update will bring performance enhancements and system upgrades.

Users can expect between 15-30 minutes of downtime for this maintenance window. TDR will continue to collect events from your deployed Fireboxes and Host Sensors. Those events will be analyzed once the downtime concludes. Users may need to log back into the system.

Release notes for this upgrade will be posted shortly.

 ...Read more

Mar

16

Now Available: WatchGuard Firebox Cloud for AWS and FireboxV

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16 Mar 2017 By Jason Vendramin
Categories: Network Security


We are excited to announce the availability of WatchGuard Firebox Cloud and WatchGuard FireboxV. Firebox Cloud brings the protection of WatchGuard’s leading Firebox UTM appliances to public cloud environments. It enables organizations to extend their security perimeter to protect business-critical assets in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS Shared Responsibility Model places responsibility for security IN the cloud (such...Read more

Feb

22

Fireware 11.12.1 is now available

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22 Feb 2017 By Jason Vendramin
Categories: Network Security


WatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of Fireware 11.12.1, available now at the software download site. 

This release includes many important bug fixes, some minor enhancements, and support for new virtual models: 

  • FireboxV, a new set of virtual models with updated feature specs that are more consistent with current hardware models when compared to XTMv
  • Firebox Cloud, which will soon be available for deployment in Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing enhanced protection for workloads hosted in the cloud
  • A new packet filter policy to enable
  • ...Read more

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