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
Interested in new features? Help us test the next release of Fireware!  We have Fireware 12.2 in Beta now, and this new release adds some excellent new capabilities:

  • A second Artificial Intelligence based malware scan on rackmount appliances
  • Redundant SSO agents
  • Geolocation rules by policy

Click Here to sign up for the Beta program now and to learn more about the many new features.  

Does this release pertain to me?
The Fireware 12.1.3 maintenance release applies to all Firebox T, Firebox M, and XTM appliances, except XTM 21/21-W, 22/22-W, or 23/23-W, XTM 505, 510, 520, and 530 which have reached the End of Life. Firebox 12.2 is only available for Firebox appliances. 

Reminder: AV Signatures ending for 11.x releases
WatchGuard announced last July that we would end support for AV signatures for the older AVG engine in Fireware 11.x by April 15th 2018. WatchGuard may continue to deliver some signature updates for 11.x firmware versions for a few more weeks, but frequency will decline and security efficacy will not be guaranteed to the same levels as 12.x firmware.  Customers must upgrade to a 12.x version of Fireware to receive the signature updates for protection against the latest threats and to maintain adequate defense against malware using the GAV service. 

Software Download Center
Firebox and XTM appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain the Fireware 12.1.3 update without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard Software Download Center

Contact
For Sales or Support questions, you can find phone numbers for your region online. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.