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|XG Firewall v18 MR4 is now available|
|Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:07:36 AM|
Enhancing performance, security, reliability, and management
By Chris McCormack
XG Firewall v18 Maintenance Release 4 (MR4) is packed with enhancements to performance, security, reliability, and the management experience. XG Firewall MR4 also enables great new Sophos Central Management capabilities.
New Sophos Central enhancements
With legacy SFM and CFM platforms coming to end of life soon, Sophos Central provides the ultimate platform for managing all your firewalls moving forward. If you haven’t already, now is the time to switch.
Enhancements in XG Firewall v18 MR4
Full release notes
Full release notes are available on the XG Firewall Community Blog.
While we always encourage you to keep your firewalls up to date with the latest firmware, over the next few months we are recommending you rapidly apply maintenance releases to ensure you have all the important security, performance, and feature enhancements applied as soon as possible.
Also ensure you have automatic pattern updates enabled so that you can be assured you have the latest protection updates.
XG Firewall v18 MR4 is an easy and fully-supported upgrade from XG Firewall v17.5 MR6+ (including the latest MR15 release). Please refer to the upgrade matrix for more details.
How to get it
As usual, this firmware update is no charge for all licensed XG Firewall customers. The firmware will be rolled out automatically to all systems over the coming weeks, but you can access the firmware any time to do a manual update through the Licensing Portal. Please refer to the documentation for more information on how to apply firmware updates.
Learning more about upgrading to XG Firewall v18
And if you still haven’t upgraded to v18, or are still exploring many of the new features, be sure to take advantage of all the resources available, including the recent “Making the Most of XG Firewall v18” article series that covers all the great new capabilities in XG Firewall v18: