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WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3 now available

WatchGuard Wire (englisch) - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 23:57

We are pleased to announce the availability of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3.  This release is now available from the Software Downloads Center, along with release notes and update instructions.  WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3 resolves several performance and functionality issues, such as:

  • IPS Total Intrusions are double-counted in Subscription Service Dashboard
  • Totals and Averages are now displayed on Health Summary Reports
  • Angled brackets in email address break PDF report generation
  • Executive Report Top Clients PDF Report showing incorrect graph value
  • Changing the date in the calendar widget no longer automatically refreshes the current report
  • Several database optimizations to reduce the time required to generate reports

For a full list of changes implemented as part of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 3, please refer to the release notes.


Does this release pertain to me?

This release applies to all users of the WatchGuard Dimension network security visibility solution.  We highly recommend that any administrators using WatchGuard Dimension upgrade their solution to 2.1.1 Update 3 to take advantage of the improvements available in the release.

  Software Download Center

WatchGuard Dimension administrators can obtain this update by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard Software Download Center.



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.

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Fireware 12.2 is now available

WatchGuard Wire (englisch) - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:31

Fireware 12.2 is now available
Arthur posted earlier this week about the exciting new AI technology that is now available in the Fireware 12.2 release with the new IntelligentAV service. But let’s not forget that this release includes many other new features. Many of the Beta testers had very positive feedback about the new ability to configure Geo-Blocking by Policy. Users can now set granular policies to restrict certain traffic types to or from specific countries. Other key highlights in Fireware version 12.2 include:

  • Firebox Cloud Management Upgrades: WatchGuard System Manager for management of multiple Firebox Cloud instances hosted on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
  • TLS Proxy Protocols: Enables proxy and malware inspection for the POP3S and SMTPS (or POP3 and SMTP over TLS) mail retrieval protocols.
  • WebBlocker: Adds the ability to generate alerts by categories (for example, weapons, militancy and extremism).
  • Multiple Server Certificates: Users can now host multiple different servers and applications behind a single Firebox, each with their own proxy certificate.

You can find full details about this release in the What’s New presentation and Release Notes. Please review the Release Notes carefully before upgrading.

Does this release pertain to me?
Fireware 12.2 is available for all Firebox T and Firebox M appliances. The continued growth and expansion of the Fireware OS means it is no longer suitable for older generation appliances with more limited resources. Fireware 12.2 and subsequent releases greater than 12.2 will not be available on any XTM appliances. WatchGuard will continue to provide updates to the 12.1.x firmware versions to provide bug fixes and important security updates for XTM appliances.  

Software Download Center
Firebox appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain the Fireware 12.2 release without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard Software Download Center. Or simply use the WebUI to directly upgrade your firebox.

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.


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Now Available: Firebox M270

WatchGuard Wire (englisch) - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:18

New Firebox M270 is the fastest entry level rack mount appliance
It's a busy time with new product launches at WatchGuard! Alex posted last week about the new Authpoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) product, and today I'm excited to announce the release of our newest Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance. The M270 replaces the M200 as WatchGuard’s smallest rack-mounted Firebox, and it runs all of the security services offered in WatchGuard’s Total Security Suite. This includes the new IntelligentAV AI-based antivirus service which is now available in the new Fireware® version 12.2, as well as DNSWatch and Access Portal, which were introduced in the last year. Watch this blog for more detailed posts about IntelligentAV and Fireware 12.2 in the coming days. 

Validated by Miercom
According to independent testing by Miercom, the M270 becomes the industry’s fastest entry-level rack-mounted appliance when running full UTM services, outperforming competitive products by up to 82%. Full details of this testing are available in the complete Miercom report, which is available to download at the WatchGuard website. Another appliance in the WatchGuard mid-range family, the Firebox M670 recently achieved the Recommended rating from NSS Labs in their annual next generation firewall group test.

Product Details
Key specs for the M270 are:

  • Intel Atom processors with QuickAssist Technology (QAT)
  • 4 Gb RAM Memory
  • 8 1 Gb Ethernet ports
  • Recommended in environments with up to 60 users

Complete product details are available at the M270 web page or in the M270 datasheet


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