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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



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
  • ...Read more



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



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



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



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



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



Threat Detection and Response Planned Service Update

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25 Jan 2017 By Julian Matossian
Categories: News and Promotions, Network Security

Hello TDR Users,

On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, at 3:00 PM PST (11:00 PM GMT), we will be releasing a new version of Threat Detection and Response (TDR). This new version will bring some new functionality around policies and exclusions management, AD Sync, and deeper Firebox integration, as well as some performance and stability improvements.

During this maintenance window, our users will experience a brief disruption period of 10 minutes or less. If you are logged in, you may see the user interface flicker due to the UI reload. If you are not logged in and attempt to do so...Read more



Fireware 11.12 Brings Industry-Leading ConnectWise Integration

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28 Nov 2016 By Bryce Hjalseth
Categories: Network Security

With the recent release of Fireware v11.12, WatchGuard has introduced an industry-leading integration with ConnectWise, a professional services automation (PSA) platform for managed security service providers (MSSPs). WatchGuard MSSP Partners can now easily synchronize their customers' security asset information, auto generate service tickets with closed-loop ticketing of system, security, and subscription events, and deliver on-demand security service reports straight from ConnectWise.Read more



Fireware 11.12 is Now Available!

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18 Nov 2016 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

Geolocation in Fireware 11.12

Fireware 11.12 is now Generally Available (GA) at the WatchGuard software download site. This is a major new update to the Fireware operating system that includes many new features.Read more



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