Preview of Windows Admin Center for Azure Arc-enabled infrastructure

As hybrid work accelerates digital transformation, remote management has evolved into an everyday necessity. However, remote management does not yet provide the in-depth administration experiences needed to investigate and fix many issues. We are excited to announce that Windows Admin Center can now manage your Microsoft Azure Arc-enabled infrastructure from the Azure portal. This new capability enables seamless and…

Supported Operating Systems for WSM

Supported Operating Systems for WatchGuard System Manager (WSM) To determine when WatchGuard ends support for an operating system our applications run on, we follow the support lifecycle of the operating system vendor.  This post provides detail on how Microsoft’s lifecycle affects this policy. In the release notes of Fireware 12.8, WatchGuard identified that the supported…

Additional custom backup

Additional custom backups can be easily done by using any other backup tool or a simple rsync/ftp/sftp + cron to any connection type or location.
We recommend setting up a local backup and then by using the local backup make additional custom backups.

Default backup location:
/backup

Default mail location:
/var/vmail

Log, Report, and Quarantine Server deprecation

Deprecation of older WatchGuard Server components WatchGuard is announcing the deprecation of some older server components. WSM v12.8.x releases will still include these server components. Higher WSM releases, v12.9 and later, will include only the WSM Client and Management Server, and will not include the following:  WatchGuard Log Server WatchGuard Report Server WatchGuard Quarantine Server   WSM…

Fireware v12.8 Update 1

Key points: WatchGuard has posted a new maintenance update for Fireware v12.8. Update 1 includes several issues that have been fixed since the original 12.8 release. It also includes an update to the OpenSSL version to address CVE-2022-0778. See details  in the Release Notes.  Does this release affect me? Fireware 12.8 Update 1 is available for:  T Series:…

CSF/LFD Firewall prevent blocking for your country

If you have frequent problems with your users getting blocked by the firewall the safest way to prevent that would be by adding your country to the ignore list. In the file /etc/csf/csf.conf under CC_IGNORE = “” add your country, example for Croatia CC_IGNORE = “HR” You can check for your country code here (two-character…

The AP432 joins WatchGuard’s family of Wi-Fi 6 Access Points

The biggest challenge tormenting Wi-Fi users is a poor connection that causes disruptions to productivity. We rely on and connect a majority of our devices to Wi-Fi more than ever before, which strains out-of-date wireless networks. We’re excited to announce that the perfect solution for Wi-Fi has arrived. WatchGuard’s AP432 is a high-performance 4×4 Wi-Fi…

System Center 2022 is now generally available

Datacenters are a core part of any IT infrastructure for businesses that run mission-critical workloads. However, with components across compute, networking, and storage, as well as the advancement in cloud technologies, the management of your datacenter environment can quickly become complex. Ever since its release in 2008, Microsoft System Center has been the solution that…

New Fireware v12.8 Releases for Fireboxes

The latest release of Fireware v12.8 for Fireboxes delivers various enhanced features. Find out more about the release in the 12.8 Release Notes and What’s New in 12.8 Presentation. Key Features include: Networking: SD-WAN Load Sharing: SD-WAN actions enables you to share traffic load across multiple SD-WAN interfaces. You can use this feature to distribute load…

How to connect MySQL database remotely

How to connect MySQL database remotely – Open MySQL port 3306 or whitelist your IP in the firewall – Create remote MySQL user from MySQL manager in CWP * We recommend whitelisting IP in the firewall as it is a much safer option. Example of whitelisting IP from the command line csf -a 10.10.23.124 “mysql…