WatchGuard Announces Fireware XTM and WSM 11.7.3

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?

Along with support for the wireless access points, Fireware XTM 11.7.3 also includes many other 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.

WatchGuard Technologies. (May 24, 2013). WatchGuard Announces Fireware XTM and WSM 11.7.3. In Retrieved May 24, 2013, from

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