Network Security

Apr
27

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
We can’t trust passwords. They can be shared. Written down. Captured. Guessed. Cracked. Stolen. 80% of breaches involve lost or stolen credentials. Systems should be secured with strong authentication that...

Apr
07

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.


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Apr
01

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...

Mar
25

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. 


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Feb
22

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...

Feb
11

Introducing WatchGuard Firebox Policy Management in WatchGuard Cloud

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We are excited to announce the release of Firebox Policy Management in WatchGuard Cloud. Our goal with WatchGuard Cloud has always been to build a powerful, cloud-hosted security platform that directly supports the way MSPs do business, and our latest release takes WatchGuard Firebox management to a new level. Now WatchGuard Cloud consolidates the management of network security, multi-factor authentication, and threat intelligence to an easy-to-learn Cloud platform.


Designed for operational efficiency, policy creation and VPN deployment are a breeze with WatchGuard Cloud. Create policy...

Feb
03

End of Life of old versions of spamBlocker engine

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Important spamBlocker Update
In June 2020, WatchGuard released a new version of Fireware that provided an updated spamBlocker engine which uses Cloudmark technology to replace the old Cyren engine. Response has been very positive and many customers and partners report significantly improved detection rates and fewer false positives after they upgraded to Fireware v12.5.4 or higher. We are now announcing that the old Cyren engine will be retired later this year. 


Does this notice apply to me? 
This notice only applies to customers that use spamBlocker. If you do not use the spamBlocker...

Jan
04

TDR 6.0.0 is now integrated into WatchGuard Cloud

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We have listened to you and unification has arrived! The Threat Detection and Response (TDR) UI is now integrated into WatchGuard Cloud with the release of TDR 6.0.0. We have moved and mapped all Operator, Account, and License management into WatchGuard Cloud, while providing the familiar TDR UI directly in WatchGuard Cloud. Here are some features to look for:


  • Account Management - TDR will now use the accounts you create and manage from WatchGuard Cloud. You will no longer have to maintain two different account trees between WatchGuard Cloud and TDR.
  • Inventory Management – You can assign...
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...

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