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Jun

22

TDR 5.4 is now available

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22 Jun 2018 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


TDR 5.4 introduces two new features to improve management and security basics.

First up, this release includes a new Account Reset feature that enables Admins to reset any or all elements of a TDR configuration to default settings and remove domains, devices, and indicators from your TDR account. This feature is helpful when wanting to start from a “factory default” state or even when wanting to have a clean environment when conducting POCs or providing product demos. From a GDPR compliance perspective, this feature enables Admins to ensure organizations who want to exercise their...Read more

Jun

04

Threat Detection and Response AD Helper 5.3.x and older End of Life

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04 Jun 2018 By Ricardo Arroyo
Categories: Network Security


In line with WatchGuard’s commitment to maintain the highest security standards for our customer data, Threat Detection and Response (TDR) will discontinue the use of TLS 1.0. Beginning on 20 June 2018, versions of the AD Helper lower than 5.4.0 will no longer communicate with TDR. To ensure your AD Helper continues to function as expected please upgrade to version 5.4.0 or higher prior to 20 June 2018.

The AD Helper keeps TDR synchronized with your local Active Directory. Hosts added or removed from your Active Directory Domain will be added or removed from TDR as periodic...Read more

May

29

New maintenance release - Fireware 12.1.3 is now available

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29 May 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.1.3 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.1.3 and WSM 12.1.3. These maintenance releases don't include new features, but they provide resolution to many issues that have been reported by customers. WatchGuard partners and customers should review the Release Notes to see a full list of fixed issues prior to upgrading. 

New Features now in Beta in Fireware 12.2...Read more

May

09

TDR: Planned Service Interruption

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09 May 2018 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


When:

  • Europe: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:00AM GMT
  • Americas & APAC: Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00PM EDT

 

Maintenance Window: 5 hours

Expected Impact/Duration: 2-3 hours
During these maintenance windows, the TDR user interface, configuration, detection, and response will be unavailable in their respective regions. If HRP was configured to Prevent prior to the planned service interruption, your Host Sensor will continue to protect against ransomware...Read more

Apr

13

Fireware 12.1.1 is now available

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13 Apr 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.1.1. General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.1.1 and WSM 12.1.1.  Key highlights include: 

WatchGuard partners and customers should review the ...Read more

Apr

09

DNSWatch is Now Available

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09 Apr 2018 By Todd O'Boyle
Categories: Network Security


Phishing is one of the greatest threats facing small and midsize enterprise organizations today. WatchGuard DNSWatch service provides additional security to protect users at the DNS level, and adds a layer to RED and WebBlocker capabilities to block malicious connections on all ports and protocols – including those necessary during a phishing attack. 

Moreover, DNSWatch increases an organization’s resilience to phishing through end-user education. When an end-user clicks on an email or link that DNSWatch has identified as a phishing attempt, they are redirected to a game that...Read more

Mar

29

Email Notifications come to TDR

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29 Mar 2018 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


We are delighted to announced that Threat Detection and Response now has email notifications. Specifically, ThreatSync now includes email alerts and notifications to let you know when a threat indicator or incident has been detected, as well as if the threat has been remediated from the network or endpoint.

Threat Detection and Response is the only threat correlation and scoring solution that provides fully configurable email alerting for both network and endpoint security events as well as for remediations. This alleviates the need for IT admins and MSPs to have the TDR dashboard...Read more

Mar

08

Firebox Cloud now available in Azure marketplace

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08 Mar 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


We are pleased to announce that Firebox Cloud is now available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace, after the conclusion of a two month Beta test period. 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 Azure.

Firebox Cloud in Azure uses the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model. It uses the same Firebox Cloud SKUs and pricing that were released with the launch of...Read more

Jan

31

Recent WebBlocker Issue in Europe

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31 Jan 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Support Alerts, Network Security


WebBlocker Incident Report
Users of the WebBlocker service in Europe experienced an outage late Thursday night that lasted into Friday morning, January 25 – 26, 2018. WatchGuard has worked closely with our partner Forcepoint over the last few days to analyze the failure and to put processes in place to ensure that events like this do not happen again. We are sharing details here so our partners and users are confident that we have addressed this issue.

Background
WebBlocker uses the Forcepoint ThreatSeeker Cloud URL database for web...Read more

Jan

29

Coming Soon! - Fireware 12.1.1 Beta with DNSWatch

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29 Jan 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


UPDATE: Fireware v12.1.1 beta is scheduled for February 8, 2018 release. At the time of the original post, February 2, 2018 was the previously scheduled date.

Fireware 12.1.1 and DNSWatch
Recently WatchGuard announced the acquisition of Percipient Networks, a developer of an easy-to-deploy, security-focused Domain Name System (DNS) service, previously known as Strongarm. We're excited to announce that the first step in the integration of their solution will take place this week when we release the Fireware 12.1.1 Beta. The new service,...Read more

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