Product and Support News

New Fireware Release - v12.10.2

Fireware is the security software suite that runs on WatchGuard Firebox appliances, offering firewall protection, threat detection, and network management tools for businesses.

New WebBlocker Categories

WebBlocker works with Fireware to control what websites users on your network can access. It helps improve productivity, reduces security risks, and minimizes legal liability by using a database to categorize websites into groups like social media, entertainment, or gambling, blocking entire categories or specific websites based on your configuration, and integrating with Fireware's proxy policies to enforce web access restrictions.

WebBlocker now supports these new categories and subcategories:

  • Social Web
  • Collaboration-Office
  • Information Technology
  • Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

Additional enhancements in v12.10.2 include:

  • You can view the new Login To statistic from Firebox System Manager, Fireware Web UI, and the CLI.
  • WatchGuard System Manager (WSM) Quick Setup Wizard now enables a DHCP server on the internal interface of a device by default.
  • In Firebox System Manager (FSM), you can now right-click an external interface with DHCP enabled to renew or release the DHCP lease.

More Information

In addition to these enhancements, this firmware release also resolves several issues. Go to What’s New in Fireware in the Help Center for release notes and descriptions of the problems resolved. 

Filed under: Network Security