WatchGuard Announces Fireware XTM and WSM 11.7.2 with Support for New Wireless Access Point Products

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14 Mar 2013 By Corey Nachreiner
Categories: Wi–Fi


Available for All XTM Appliances (Except XTM 21/22/23)

WatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of Fireware XTM v11.7.2 and WatchGuard System Manager v11.7.2, which includes support for the new WatchGuard AP family of wireless access points. Using the latest generation of wireless hardware, the WatchGuard AP extends best in class UTM security to your wireless network and provides seamless roaming for up to 16 SSIDs. Best of all, you can set up and manage your WatchGuard AP devices from a single console, using your current Fireware XTM management tools (Policy Manager or the Fireware XTM Web UI). We recommend that you review the new WatchGuard AP Deployment Guide, or the Fireware XTM Help, for information on how to get started with a new WatchGuard AP100 or AP200 wireless access point.

In addition to this major product enhancement, we are pleased to release a  large number of bug fixes and smaller enhancements, including hotspot support for wired networks, and a significant update to the spam detection engine used in our spamBlocker service. This release also corrects a few security vulnerabilities in our Quarantine Portal. We'd like to thank Wayne Murphy and Ben Burns of Sec-1 for helping us improve the security of our product.

For more information about enhancements and the issues fixed in Fireware XTM v11.7.2, see the Release Notes or What’s New in Fireware XTM v11.7.2 [PPT file].

Does This Release Pertain to Me?

Along with support for the wireless access points, Fireware XTM 11.7.2 also includes many other improvements and fixes. If you have a XTM 25/25-W/26/26-W, 3 Series, 5 Series, 8 Series, 800 Series, 1500 Series, 2500 Series, 1050 or 2050 device and wish to add new wireless access points or take advantage of the updates mentioned in the Release Notes, you should consider upgrading to version 11.7.2. Please read the Release Notes before you upgrade, to understand what’s involved.

Note: This update does not apply to XTM 21/22/23 appliance owners, or Firebox X e-Series owners. However, we will release new versions of 11.6.x and 11.3.x shortly for those devices as well. 

How Do I Get the Release?

XTM appliances owners who have a current LiveSecurity Service subscription can obtain this update without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the Articles & Support section of WatchGuard’s Support Center. To make it easier to find the relevant software, be sure to uncheck the “Article” and “Known Issue” search options, and press the Go button.

You can install Fireware XTM 11.7.2 on XTM 25/25-W/26/26-W, 3 Series, 5 Series, 8 Series, 800 Series, 1500 Series, 2500 Series, 1050 and 2050 devices. It does not support the wired or wireless versions of XTM 21/22/23. An 11.6.5 maintenance update for these products will follow shortly. If you need support, please enter a support incident online or call our support staff directly. (When you contact Technical Support, please have your registered Product Serial Number, LiveSecurity Key, or Partner ID available.)

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  • International End Users: +1.206.613.0456
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