The product team is pleased to announce that v18.5 MR1 is now available. v18.5 MR1 is available for all SFOS form factors – XGS Series, XG Series, Virtual and Software appliances as well as all supported cloud platforms. SFOS v18.5 MR1 includes support for new Sophos Central Orchestration capabilities as well as a number of important security fixes and enhancements.
Support for new Central Orchestration Subscription (included in the new Xstream Protection license bundle):
Get the full details on Central Orchestration and how to take advantage of it.
A few main menu items have been renamed and re-organized to make the menu more intuitive:
While we always encourage you to keep your firewalls up to date with the latest firmware, over the next few months we are recommending you rapidly apply maintenance releases to ensure you have all the important security, performance, and feature enhancements applied as soon as possible.
Also ensure you have automatic pattern updates enabled so that you can be assured you have the latest protection updates.
XG Firewall v18.5 MR1 is an easy and fully supported upgrade from XG Firewall v17.5 MR14 and later, XG Firewall v18 MR3 and later and all previous versions of v18.5. Please refer to the Upgrade information tab in the release notes for more details.
As usual, this firmware update is no charge for all licensed Sophos Firewall customers. The firmware will be rolled out automatically to all systems over the coming weeks, but you can access the firmware anytime to do a manual update through the Licensing Portal. Please refer to the documentation for more information on how to apply firmware updates.
Sophos Firewall Product Team
When is the Firmware in availible in Sophos Central to update the Firewalls this way?
As soon as the staging of the firmware is completed. Sophos is rolling out the firmware to firewalls in a staged manner. Therefore until all are covered, the firmware is not available for all firewalls and also for Central. I do not have the ETA but it should be soon.
Thanks for the information.
LuCar, it would be helpful to choose the upgrade manually (faster) from central for customers who need new functions or wait for bugfixes.