We've just launched XG v16, moving it into staged release! I want to say a special thank you to the MANY testers who put a great deal of effort into this beta, and helped shape this release. We will post a more detailed feature announcement on the main sophos blog later today.
With over 120 new features added, we've worked hard to close the major feature gaps with Sophos UTM 9, improve the navigation and user experience, and innovate with new and powerful synchronized security capabilities. Here are a few of the major features added:
As of today, you can download and install firmware manually, and over the coming weeks, we will begin automatically distributing the option to install this update to your XGv15 firewalls, allowing you to download and install the firmware from within the updates section of your firewall UI.
NC-12811 [AVD] When http scanning is enabled the users are not able to browse to any URLs
NC-12374 [Base System] Improve error message on HA auxiliary appliance after clicking on "Check for new Firmware" button
NC-13180 [Base System] Certificate is not accepted in IE due to SHA1 while using Clientless VPN
NC-10135 [Certificates] Default CA is generated with wrong value if any certificate field contains apostrophe “ ‘ ”
NC-11278 [Certificates] Self-singed certificate generated with name with “Key” shows numeric value when applying it on Hotspot page
NC-1958 [Certificates] Unable to upload PEM or DER type certificate if there is no .der or .pem at end of file name
NC-6628 [Certificates] Unable to upload PFX Certificate if passphrase has special character
NC-11694 [Firewall] IPv6 family host showing up in create new NAT policy list in business application rule
NC-11841 [Firewall] Unable to disable firewall rule using API
NC-12714 [Firewall] CVE-2016-5696 - TCP Vulnerability
NC-13261 [Firewall] After migration from CR 10.6.3 to SFOS v15 to SFOS v16, local zone is visible in zone page
NC-4544 [Firewall] Invalid IP Range host can be created
NC-8079 [Firewall] Unable to update business application rule if rule name ends with space
NC-11432 [Framework(UI)] GUI hangs if we try to do URL Category Lookup with space in domain name
NC-11628 [Framework(UI)] IPS Policy Rule "Migrate_def_filter_2" could not be updated In V16
NC-11645 [Framework(UI)] Log viewer page doesn’t contain help link
NC-11779 [Framework(UI)] Email journaling page gets scrolled up automatically after canceling filter on recipient
NC-11803 [Framework(UI)] No validation in validity column in guest user under authentication and any value can be used
NC-11871 [Framework(UI)] Gateway page freezes while adding gateway and space bar is pressed
NC-12404 [Framework(UI)] Web filter logs in log viewer fail to load if POST request contains file name in utf-8 encoded header
NC-12595 [Framework(UI)] Pop-up is not showing in log viewer for de-anonymization
NC-12663 [Framework(UI)] User Portal link is shown in the captive portal if you use custom HTML layout
NC-12697 [Framework(UI)] Authentication title is missing on Authentication -> STAS page
NC-12844 [Framework(UI)] Importing local users through exported CSV doesn’t respect groups
NC-8333 [HA] IPv6 address is not visible in aux appliance after HA (A-A) is disabled and peer administration interface is in WAN zone
NC-13271 [Hotspot] Users are not able to connect to SSID unless hotspot is disabled
NC-13377 [IPS] IPS dies on rollback from SFOS v16 Beta-5 to SFOS v16 Beta-3
NC-13447 [IPS] "Bypass Session" not working as expected
NC-12306 [License] Control center page is shown to de-registered appliance while login in after logout session
NC-11338 [Mail Proxy] E-mail gets scrambled with iOS 9.3.3 and inbuilt iOS E-mail client if scanned by IMAP
NC-12739 [Mail Proxy] issue with smtp connection stability
NC-12973 [Mail Proxy] Emails quarantined due to 'Unscannable content quarantined ' (avd fails to scan) are never allowed to release again from quarantine in MTA
NC-13007 [Mail Proxy] No E-mail is listed in SMTP Quarantine if user is having more than one E-mail address
NC-13275 [Mail Proxy] Clear Button in SMTP Quarantine page under user portal is not working
NC-13295 [Mail Proxy] MTA stops intermittently
NC-13320 [Mail Proxy] MTA service is taking high cpu in HA Cluster
NC-6740 [Mail Proxy] MTA service dies when all mime types are selected in white list
NC-6847 [Mail Proxy] SQL Injection vulnerability in User Portal
NC-6857 [Mail Proxy] Quarantine mails page in user portal does not properly enforce authorization checks
NC-12417 [RED] API import of red_server device types fails
NC-11843 [UI] Unable to clear filter in Application -> Traffic shaping defaults unless page is refreshed
NC-11867 [UI] Authentication Policies UI display issues for pop-ups
NC-11874 [UI] Improvements in alert message on dashboard in case of scheduled local backup is failed
NC-11896 [UI] Control Center visible to user with profile which has no access for any entity
NC-12128 [UI] UTQ is not accessible from control center
NC-12712 [UI] UTQ link not opening from Control Center in V16
NC-12713 [UI] Admin type user not able to login in User Portal in specific situation
NC-5064 [UI] Multiple blank pop up appears and UI getting distorted on pressing space bar
NC-11117 [Up2date Client] U2D should run on first boot
NC-13024 [VPN] Improvemed text on IPSec Site-to-Site VPN page
NC-12372 [WAF] Unable to publish sites via WAF due to incorrect path to WAF signature files
NC-12621 [Web] Web Proxy stops due to segfault in libc.so.6
NC-12884 [Web] Web Proxy restarts due to segfault
NC-13216 [Web] Duplicate entries observed in DB after saving Default Policy for activity rules
NC-13376 [Web] Websites are categorized as "IP address" and therefore web filter is not correctly applied
NC-13397 [Web] Downloading files through FTP in direct proxy deployment changes files
NC-13374 [Wireless] Wireless Controller service has high CPU usage
Also fixed in Build 202
NC-13707 [Base System] Do not regenerate certificates when migration from SFOS v15NC-13543 [Firewall] DNAT rule using Email Servers Template is not workingNC-13356 [Reporting] Bing,Rediff and eBay Search engine logs are not displayingFixed in Build 202
NC-6315 [Clientless Access(HTTP/HTTPS)] Script based web forms of Web Server is not accessible with Clientless VPN
NC-12079 [Galileo Heartbeat] No heartbeat status displayed on control center with MAC End point
NC-13480 [Galileo Heartbeat] Heartbeat service taking High CPU due to same multiple UUID of End Point
NC-8238 [IPS] IPS Service drops legitimate traffic in very high load average conditions
NC-13538 [UI] Control center page is not properly displayed with IE 11
NC-13282 [Wireless] AP Deployment over IPsec VPN is not working
Currently, the CA certificate will be upgraded to a more secure hash size. This will cause disruption to SSL VPN connections, until a new configuration is installed on client workstations. This can be worked around by making a backup before the upgrade, then restoring it again after. More information is available here: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/125267 Fixed in build 202
This release supports up to 128 rules in a single policy. If you are migrating policies from a previous release that contain more than 128 rules, only the first 128 rules will be used. Web policy rules now support combined activities. These include user activities, categories, URL groups, file types, and dynamic categories. To maintain the overall functionality of the policy, replace blocks of adjacent rules for different activities with a single rule that contains a group of activities. Please delete or consolidate rules as required
You can find the firmware for your appliance from in MySophos portal.
Where can we find a full list of changes from v15 MR-3 to this release?
It would be helpful to have steps to work around NC-13543 BAP SMTP Rules not working. I know I can figure it out but if I am firefighting another unexpected change I don't want emails to stop working for an extended period.
Wo finde ich die HCL für SFOS 16.01?
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@DevonNoonan, the release has been updated, and the links now point to build 202, which resolves NC-13543
Please clarify in the behavior changes "supports up to 128 rules in a single policy". Does this means a firewall only can support 128 policy rules?
@Harry, no. it means that within a web policy, only the first 128 rule lines will be evaluated. If you happen to have a policy large enough to be affected, it should now be trivial to condense it, as each rule line can reference multiple web categories.
NC-6264 : S/W ISO installation on Hardware appliances is now supported
Can you explain how it works to install S/W ISO on SG/XG appliances ?
@dynaMIPS this Is meant to allow the software is iso to succeed on modified appliance hardware (cpu,ram,or hdd changed). It would allow you to turn a hardware appliance into a software appliance, and use a regular software or home license. This isn't something you would commonly need to do.