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Mar

04

Great Wi-Fi Security Comes in a Small & Affordable Package

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04 Mar 2019 By Ryan Orsi
Categories: Wi–Fi


WatchGuard AP Family Photo

WatchGuard’s AP125 offers a significant performance improvement over the Wave 1 AP120 model, giving small-to-midsize and distributed enterprise networks enterprise-grade wireless network performance without the high cost of most Wave 2 APs. When APs are managed with WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Cloud, companies get the industry’s most sophisticated, patented Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) technology. It also provides a powerful location-based analytics engine, guest engagement tools with social – Read more...

Feb

20

Wi-Fi Cloud Analyze and Engage Update

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20 Feb 2019 By Ryan Orsi
Categories: Wi–Fi


Hello WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Users,

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Analyze and Engage services  will be updated starting on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Analyze Update

  • APAC region: Friday, February 22, 2019 (4:00PM – 10:00PM UTC)
  • EMEA region: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (12:00AM – 6:00AM UTC)
  • AMER region: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (8:00AM – 2:00PM UTC)

Engage Update

  • All regions: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (8:00AM – 2:00PM UTC)

Maintenance Window: 6 – Read more...

Feb

04

Fireware 12.3.1 Maintenance Release

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04 Feb 2019 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.3.1 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.3.1 and WatchGuard System Manager 12.3.1. These are maintenance releases with significant bug fixes for the Fireware OS and WSM.  The Release Notes include the detailed list of resolved issues. Please read the Release Notes prior to upgrading. Note that Update 1 was posted shortly after the initial 12.3.1 posting to resolve an issue with – Read more...

Dec

14

Wi-Fi Cloud 8.6 Maintenance Update

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14 Dec 2018 By Ryan Orsi
Categories: Wi–Fi


Wi-Fi Cloud

Hello WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Users,

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud services will be updated starting on Friday, December 14, 2018. These upgrades include:

  • WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud and AP firmware version 8.6.0-644
  • Launchpad update

When: 
APAC region, starts Friday, December 14, 2018 at 4:00PM UTC
EMEA region, starts Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00AM UTC
AMER region, starts Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:00AM UTC

Launchpad Update
All regions, starts Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:00AM UTC

Read more...

Dec

11

WatchGuard Cloud Visibility now in public beta!

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11 Dec 2018 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


We are very excited to announce that WatchGuard Cloud Visibility is now in open beta! You are invited to join the beta for a pre-release view of what the platform will look like. Your feedback is valuable and will help shape important features, designs, and functionality. This is a significant release for us, so we are eager to hear what you think.

Why WatchGuard Cloud Visibility? WatchGuard Cloud Visibility quickly distills your network data into actionable insights that you can access through its 100+ dashboards and reports, bringing the rich functionality of WatchGuard Dimension – Read more...

Nov

28

Fireware 12.3 General Availability

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28 Nov 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.3 after a long Beta test period. WatchGuard now offers powerful SD-WAN capabilities right from the Firebox!  ​Fireware 12.3 introduces SD-WAN dynamic path selection, a key feature of SD-WAN products that allow midsize and distributed enterprises to improve network performance, simplify management, and ultimately reduce internet costs at the branch office.  Key hightlights of this release are:

  • New SD-WAN policy actions provide dynamic path selection, so admins can define the minimum acceptable performance
  • Read more...

Oct

02

Discover Application for Wi-Fi Cloud General Availability

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02 Oct 2018 By Ryan Orsi
Categories: Wi–Fi


We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of a new application in the Wi-Fi Cloud: Discover. For existing Wi-Fi Cloud accounts, the Discover app has been added to the Dashboard and is available for use. Discover is included at no additional fee for both Secure Wi-Fi and Total Wi-Fi licenses.

Discover is an application within Wi-Fi Cloud that features an all new user interface with simplified, intuitive workflows, helping IT professionals confidently provide answers to – Read more...

Sep

17

Fireware 12.2.1 is now available

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17 Sep 2018 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security


Fireware 12.2.1 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of Fireware 12.2.1. Full details are covered in the What's New in 12.2.1 presentation, and there is also a recorded webinar of this content. Key highlights of the release include:

  • ​Backup and Restore features have been redesigned to provide a new UI with more options, making it more dependable on tabletop Fireboxes with lower available memory.
  • WAN
  • Read more...

Sep

13

Host Containment and Artificial Intelligence: New in TDR 5.5

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13 Sep 2018 By Julian Matossian
Categories: Network Security


Host Containment

I am pleased to announce the availability of Threat Detection and Response 5.5. This release of TDR introduces a powerful new response capability, Host Containment, which enables operators to contain infected host machines. When a threat is identified, ThreatSync quickly moves to contain the host endpoint, preventing the spread of malware to other points in your network. The Host Containment feature also makes it possible to isolate machines when they are outside of your network, alleviating cases where an infected host returns “home” and unintentionally infects – Read more...

Aug

30

WebBlocker Server version 1.0 Available for Fireware 12.2

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30 Aug 2018 By Arthur Gordon
Categories: Network Security


WatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of a new standalone WebBlocker Server that replaces and upgrades the functionality previously provided in the legacy SurfControl service. The WebBlocker Server hosted on-premises now provides the same equivalent URL categories and database as the cloud hosted server which WatchGuard customers have been using since 2013.  

The WebBlocker Server is available for VMware (v. 5.x.+) and Hyper-V (for Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2 64-bit) and can be downloaded by customers with a WebBlocker subscription now, August 28, 2018. – Read more...

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