Please note that as of January 15th, 2021, older versions of XG Firewall v18 firmware, including GA and MR1 will no longer receive IPS signature updates as an underlying component of the IPS engine used in these versions will no longer supported.
Firewalls that have already been updated to XG Firewall v18 MR3 (or later) or those running v17.5 require no action.
We recommend that all v18 firewalls be updated to MR3 or later prior to January 15th for uninterrupted IPS protection. After January 15th, XG Firewall v18 devices not running MR3 or later will still function normally but will not receive new IPS signatures.
XG Firewall v18 MR4 is packed with enhancements to performance, security, reliability and the management experience. XG Firewall MR4 also enables great new Sophos Central Management capabilities.
How long will MR4 and later versions be supported? MR1 was only supported for 6 months. As an MSP managing 50+ XG firewalls it's a pain in the... to have to update firmware constantly (part of why we also are not taking broad steps to move to v18 as a whole).
Now this is really great and something very useful for the community. Than you for all this.
I am thankful that you guys are increasing the release points to correct issues being reported and improve functionality. Thank you for pressing on! We will keep submitting feature requests.