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Dec
18

Fireware 12.1 Now Available

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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 Access Portal is...

Dec
04

Fireware 12.0.2 is now available

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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 include: 


  • A fix for an issue that caused some websites to fail to load correctly when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or Edge browser.
  • An...
Oct
31

Fireware 12.0.1 is now available

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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: 


  • Patches previously announced in the blog post on KRACK WiFi vulnerabilities, including a new feature to mitigate against the vulnerability in unpatched clients. 
  • Streamlined some UI options for Gateway Antivirus to reflect the new capabilities of the new AV engine that we included in the 12...
Sep
19

Now Available: TDR 5.1 with APT Blocker Built-in

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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 suspicious files discovered by a Host Sensor...
Sep
12

Fireware 12.0 is now available!

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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 support for more advanced...

Aug
17

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

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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 to a 201...

Jul
17

Fireware 12.0 Open Beta Notice

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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 our Beta portal today.


Fireware 12.0 Highlights


Improved Malware Detection


  • New Gateway...
Jun
07

Fireware 11.12.4 is now available

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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 ever get sent to the European datacenter, to allay any concerns about the privacy of data sent outside Europe. 
  • Continued improvements to the security and...
May
09

Fireware 11.12.2 Update 1

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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 issue occurring after a research institute sent IKEv2 SA packets to a wide number of IP addresses on the public internet. More details are provided in this k...

Apr
11

Fireware 11.12.2 now available

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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 of all new features. Here are the main highlights:


Security:

Brute force login controls prevent attackers from repeatedly guessing passwords for Firebox authentication or status/admin accounts. 


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