Fireware 12.4 Beta
We’ve just posted the latest update to our Fireware 12.4 Beta release. This release, which is available for all Firebox appliances, continues WatchGuard’s commitment to building out our SD-WAN roadmap. We’ve seen very positive reaction to the features that we introduced in 12.3, and there has been lots of great feedback on 12.4 in the Beta forum so far. Some of the key highlights in 12.4 include:
- SD-WAN for VPN and Private Lines: Extends SD-WAN benefits to more than just external WAN connections, allowing organizations to cut back on expensive MPLS connections. You can now measure loss/latency/jitter on Virtual Interface VPNs and internal interfaces.
- DNSWatch in Bridge Mode: Full DNS security applied in our simplest deployment option where the Firebox does not act as a gateway.
- Syslog export to two servers: Simultaneously send logs to two different syslog servers. Enables export to third party SIEM and also a local syslog server for log retention.
- TLS 1.3 Support: Continued compliance and support for latest standards with full inspection of HTTPS traffic using TLS 1.3.
Full details on these and other features in Fireware 12.4 are available in the What’s New presentation, which is posted at the Beta site. We’ve been in Beta for a couple of months now, and we are getting close to a stable final release, but we’d like to hear from more people.
Sign up to participate in the Fireware 12.4 Beta program today if you are not already in the program.
WatchGuard Beta Testing
By being a WatchGuard Beta tester, you get to see products in early stages of development, and your feedback will influence this release and the course of future products. Broad participation in our Beta programs also helps us to deliver high quality final releases. There are open Beta programs across 4 different product areas at the moment. You can always find out more at our Beta program page. If you’ve never joined a WatchGuard Beta program, this is a great time to jump in!