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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



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



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



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



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.

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



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



WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 2 now available

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20 Dec 2017 By Jason Vendramin
Categories: Network Security

We are pleased to announce the availability of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 2. This maintenance release is now available from the Software Downloads Center, together with release notes and update instructions. WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 2 addresses several frequently reported issues and introduces some security enhancements, including:

  • APT content names with reserved characters would cause PDF reports to fail

  • Log Collector issue that caused incorrect logging status to be displayed for devices

  • Log Collector process

  • ...Read more



Fireware 12.1 Now Available

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18 Dec 2017 By Arthur Gordon
Categories: Network Security

We are pleased to announce the new release of Fireware 12.1 and WSM 12.1! These significant new releases are now available for download from the software download center. The highlight of Fireware 12.1 is the Access Portal, a clientless application portal that is available for SSO integration for cloud assets and internal resources via RDP and SSH. With the rate and notoriety of recent cybersecurity incidents involving compromised personal information, the marketplace for web-based authentication solutions continues to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate upwards of 10%.1 The...Read more



Fireware 12.0.2 is now available

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04 Dec 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security, Wi–Fi

Fireware 12.0.2 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.0.2 and WSM 12.0.2 today. These releases, which are now available at the software download center, resolve several issues that had been reported from the field. Since these are maintenance releases, there are no new features included. Please review the Release Notes for a comprehenisve list of issues that are addressed. Notable highlights...Read more



Fireware 12.0.1 is now available

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31 Oct 2017 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security, Wi–Fi

Fireware 12.0.1 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.0.1 and WSM 12.0.1 today, along with updates for the Access Point firmware. These releases provide fixes for many reported issues and include some significant security updates. Key highlights: 



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