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
SFOS 18.5.1 MR-1-Build326 After upgrade it Lan connection through client authentication agent is not working.
can't block remotely tools like anydesk from WAN to SSL VPN client
Using multiple HA Installations. None of them had an issue in the past. Maybe there is some underlying issue within your setup, which always runs into issues or an uncovered bug, you have.
You could create a case and let Support dig into the logs.
Never have I ever had a firmware update go smoothly with HA. Ever. Like Ever. Every single update requires me to power off one of the two firewalls in HA to complete the upgrade. no out of band on it means I get to drive to the data center or HQ at 1-3a when our maint. windows occur.
Is there a good reason for this? Does anyone else experience this?
Hi all. I've updated to SFOS 18.5.1 MR-1-Build326 (home edition, running on a PC), and I was hoping that the WAN reconnect issue (after an ISP outage) would be fixed, but does not appear to be. Is this not considered an issue? Am I missing something? Sophos XG checks all the boxes for me, but it is not feasible to manually intervene each time the ISP has an outage. This doesn't happen that often, but if I'm not available to reset the WAN interface, my wife gets very grumpy!! She relies on the internet for her work and for the home phone. How do others deal with this? Thanks.