WatchGuard Releases Fireware XTM 11.3.5 for e-Series Appliances

WatchGuard is very pleased to announce that Fireware XTM 11.3.5, the latest operating system for our Firebox X e-Series appliances, is now available for download.

Fireware XTM v11.3.5 is the newest operating system software release for Firebox X Peak, Core, and Edge e-Series appliances. Fireware XTM v11.3.5 demonstrates a continuing commitment to WatchGuard Firebox X e-Series customers, with a significant number of bug fixes and enhancements. It is primarily a sustaining release that resolves many known issues.

NOTE: There is no new WatchGuard System Manager release to accompany Fireware XTM v11.3.5. You can either use WatchGuard System Manager v11.4.x-v11.5.x or WatchGuard System Manager v11.3.2 to connect to a Firebox e-Series device that runs Fireware XTM v11.3.5, although you must use WatchGuard System Manager v11.4.1 or higher if you want to use the Mobile VPN with IPSec Shrew Soft VPN client.

Some of XTM v11.3.5’s fixes and enhancements include:

  • Various authentication enhancements, which improve Active Directory and Radius authentication support.
  • Improved PPPOE support in multi-WAN situations
  • Blocked Site entries can now accept a /32 subnet mask
  • Various FireCluster Improvements
  • Fixed a problem that prevented Gateway AV from scanning passive FTP connections
  • Various Mobile VPN with SSL improvements which improve the client’s overall interoperability
  •  … and many other fixes — please see the Release Notes for complete details.

If you’re an active e-Series LiveSecurity subscriber, you can upgrade to Fireware XTM 11.3.5 free of charge.

Does This Release Pertain to Me?

Fireware XTM 11.3.5 is a sustaining release that contains a significant number of bug fixes and enhancements. If you have any Firebox e-Series appliances, and wish to take advantage of any of the enhancements listed above, or those mentioned in the Release Notes, you should consider upgrading to version 11.3.5. XTM appliance owners should not install 11.3.5, but rather stick with 11.5.x. Please read the Release Notes before you upgrade, to understand what’s involved.

How Do I Get the Release?

XTM series or Firebox e-Series 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, which also includes clear installation instructions. Keep in mind, Fireware XTM 11.3.5 is an e-Series only release, and does not work on more recent XTM appliances. As always, 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

About Corey Nachreiner

Corey Nachreiner has been with WatchGuard since 1999 and has since written more than a thousand concise security alerts and easily-understood educational articles for WatchGuard users. His security training videos have generated hundreds of letters of praise from thankful customers and accumulated more than 100,000 views on YouTube and Google Video. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Corey speaks internationally and is often quoted by other online sources, including C|NET, eWeek, and Slashdot. Corey enjoys "modding" any technical gizmo he can get his hands on, and considers himself a hacker in the old sense of the word.

5 Responses to “WatchGuard Releases Fireware XTM 11.3.5 for e-Series Appliances”

  1. The next generation of network security!!

  2. Watchguard Technologies offers Fireware XTM, the next generation of network security which comes with features like application blocking, VoIP security

  3. Are there going to be anymore releases for the e-series?

    • Yup. Even after “End of Sale (EOS),” we still support our products for five years. There will surely be more e-Series releases, that say, they will say at 11.3.x (meaning the next is likely 11.3.6). That said, while the e-Series may get some feature enhancements, there are many features we simply can’t bring to the e-Series (like app control) since they lack the higher-end hardware specs.

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