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Wi-Fi Cloud 8.8.3 Production Release

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WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud will be upgraded to version 8.8.3 starting on Friday, June 5, 2020.


  • AMER region: Friday, June 5, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM PDT)
  • EMEA region: Friday, June 5, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM GMT)
  • APAC region: Saturday, June 6, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM HKT)


  • All regions: Friday, June 5, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM PDT)

Maintenance Window: 

  • 6 hours


  • 4 hours

User Impact:

  • Wi-Fi Cloud management services will be inaccessible during the maintenance activity.
  • There is no impact to customer Wi-Fi service. Access Points (AP) will still...

New with AuthPoint: Beta version of the Agent for macOS

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We are excited to announce that an updated version of the AuthPoint agent for macOS is now available to beta test! We’ve redesigned the new agent for macOS to provide more features and make the authentication process easier. This version has two main new features:

  • Automatic Push Notifications: AuthPoint users can configure automatic Push notifications which will be trigger after typing username and password to access an application. This can be convenient to some users who will prefer to skip the “Send Push” step, but it can also be disabled.
  • Login Access for Non-AuthPoint Users: Non...

New Pull Authentication Feature: Push Notifications Will Never Be Late Again

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WatchGuard AuthPoint pull authentication screen

Your push message didn’t arrive? Don’t worry, a new version of the AuthPoint App for Android and iOS is now available for download with the new “Pull Authentication” feature.

AuthPoint’s Push authentication is what makes our solution one of the most secure and user-friendly MFA options in the market. This feature provides complete information about the user, their location and device, which adds increased levels of security when approving or denying access to applications. This technology is also more secure and reliable than SMS authentication because the communication is fully encrypted...


New AuthPoint Gateway Beta with Two Features WatchGuard Partners and Customers Asked For!

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High VPN Authentication Performance

The new AuthPoint Gateway now has a redesigned RADIUS component to support instances when a higher number of employees are using multi-factor authentication at the same time.

As businesses shifted to a remote environment, the volume of VPN connections increased dramatically, and which could cause some delays especially during peak hours where a larger-than-usual number of users try to connect into their networks (between 8:00-9:00 AM local time).

This improvement should provide a faster VPN authentication experience to all AuthPoint users at any...


Wi-Fi Cloud Analyze, Engage, and CPP Update

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WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Analyze, Engage, and the Customer Provisioning Portal (CPP) will be updated starting on Friday, April 24, 2020.


EMEA region: Friday, April  24, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM GMT)
AMER region: Friday, April 24, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM PDT)
APAC region: Saturday, April 25, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM HKT)

All regions: Friday, April 24, 2020 (12:00AM – 6:00AM PDT)

All regions: Saturday, April 25, 2020 (1:00AM – 2:30AM PDT)

Maintenance Window: 
6 hours

4 hours for Analyze and Engage
1 hour for CPP


  • An...

Important Changes to DNSWatch and DNSWatchGO

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Hello everyone!

This is going to be a short entry, but we wanted to make everyone that is using DNSWatch alerts to create tickets in their own PSA, RMM, or other ticketing systems aware of an upcoming change. Currently, communication for alerts and other account related communication comes from the email address [email protected]. We are replacing this address with the WatchGuard Cloud standard product notification email of [email protected].

This roll-over is slated for Wednesday April 15, 2020. We ask that between now and then you update any impacted...


Now available: Fireware 12.5.3

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WatchGuard has posted Fireware 12.5.3 and WSM 12.5.3 in the Software Download Center. These new releases introduce several key bug fixes and some new enhancements. Full details are provided in the Release Notes and the What’s New presentation. We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people using Mobile VPN for remote access over the past few weeks, so please note that this release also includes an updated version of the SSL VPN client for Mac and Windows. 

Key Updates of This Release:

  • Mobile VPN with SSL improvements, including the elimination of an upgrade prompt that did not apply...

General Availability of TDR Machine Learning Enhanced Host Ransomware Prevention

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We are excited to announce the general availability of Machine Learning Enhanced Host Ransomware Prevention!

Ransomware authors are getting smarter and bolder. Every day they find new ways to avoid detection and steal data. TDR already protects your endpoints from devastating ransomware attacks. As ransomware attacks evolve, we must improve our ability to stop them with faster detection through machine learning.

Machine Learning for Host Ransomware Prevention

In 2018, we enhanced TDR's Detection and Response (D&R) engine with machine learning. This significantly increased our general...

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