Available for All XTM Appliances (Except XTM 21/22/23)
WatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of Fireware XTM v11.7.3 and WatchGuard System Manager v11.7.3. This maintenance release includes a large number of bugfixes and some enhancements. For full information on the issues fixed in v11.7.3, see the Resolved Issues section of the Release Notes. Enhancements are outlined in the release notes and also covered in What’s New in Fireware XTM v11.7.3 [PPT file].
Some of the enhancements include:
- Ability to set the source IP address in Static NAT and server load balancing actions
- Modem support for three USB 3G/4G modems
- Ability to change the port used for connections to a syslog server
There are some notable updates for the new Wireless Access Points and the Gateway Wireless Controller.
- MAC access control whitelist
- Station isolation
- No automatic AP device reboot after AP configuration change
The 11.7.3 release also provides significant improvements in spam detection based on feedback received since the 11.7.2 release. The release notes also provide some guidance on setting appropriate spam threshold settings with for the new Mailshell engine. Some customers have preferred to set the suspect spam threshold to 80 to reduce the amount of legitimate email that gets categorized as suspect spam.
Fireware XTM 11.7.3 enables XTMv support for the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. The virtual appliance (in VHD format) for Hyper-V is not available at initial v11.7.3 release, but will be released in one to two weeks.
Does This Release Pertain to Me?
Fireware XTM 11.7.3 includes many 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 take advantage of the updates mentioned in the Release Notes, you should upgrade to version 11.7.3. 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.
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.
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.)
- U.S. End Users: 877.232.3531
- International End Users: +1.206.613.0456
- Authorized WatchGuard Resellers: +1.206.521.8375
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Axel Skough says
As being a proud Watchguard user in Sweden since 1997 I still use the WatchGuard for personal LAN /WLAN in my home. I use the XTM 21W appliance for this but I wonder about the recent support polycy.
Recently, I have bought and installed a new 3-yrs LSS license, which will expire in the summer 2016. But I can see that the upcoming upgrades don’t concern the XTM 21/22/23 …. However, my home environment is simple and uncomplex (as it should be), I am satisfied with the most default settings and has very little management to do (the needs differs from a big company) and a very few additional filters and redirections were needed. The configuration is solid and persistent.
But I like to keep security software up-to-date as the XTM and WSM and miss the update alerts relevant for my appliance. Maybe unneccessary, but I like activity in this area to ensure that I still remain on the best security level provided by you and your efforts to ensure to be properly updated.
Would be nice to sometimes get updates relevant to my application environment, too!
The 11.7.2 was terrible, as so many users on the forum had issues. I’m sticking with 11.7.0 for now.
Alexander Kushnarev (Rainbow Security) says
Modem failover function was enhanced with support of 3G/4G modems, and that is frequently asked feature. Hope that a lot of 3G/4G modems will work with XTMs, not only Sprint and T-Mobile devices (because it’s not easy to find them here in Russia).
We have a WatchGuard Firebox XTM330 with 11.7.3 connected to an AT&T 20Mb fiber connection for WAN/Internet. Could we use an AT&T 4G USB modem for failover on this Firebox? Any documentation on configuration specifics?
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my experience. thanks admin