The product team is pleased to announce the latest maintenance release update for SFOS with important customer and partner requested features, as well as important security, performance, and reliability fixes.
It is a critically important cybersecurity best-practise to keep your firewall updated with the latest firmware.
This new feature addresses an important customer and partner request to enable additional DHCP boot options for clients on the network such as VoIP phones or other types of devices that have unique DHCP requirements.
As usual, this software update is no charge for all licensed Sophos Firewall devices and should be applied to all supported firewall devices as soon as possible.
You can manually download the latest firmware from Licensing Portal and update anytime. Otherwise, it will be rolled out to all connected devices over the coming weeks. A notification will appear on your local device or Sophos Central management console when the update is available allowing you to schedule the update at your convenience.
Sophos Firewall OS v18.5 MR3 is a fully supported upgrade from v17.5 MR14 and later, 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.
If you’re using remote access VPN on your Sophos Firewall, you will want to know that we recently launched Sophos ZTNA which offers a much better solution for connecting remote workers. It offers better security in many ways (especially from Ransomware attacks), easier management, easier deployment, and a much more transparent end-user experience. Check it out.
Sophos Firewall Product Team
There's a rumour that the login-procedure for remote access user has slightly changed. I heard you have to enter the username now in the UPN format, e.g. UserName@Example.Microsoft.com. Can somebody confirm this? Because right now my users are only entering the UserName with adding the domain name (no UPN or Down-Level Logon name).
I wanted to update this weekend but I'm afraid our remote users will be confused or cannot login anymore if this is true.
If SIP module was set to unloaded, it's re-set to loaded after upgrade to v18.5.3
after update to 18.5.3 MR-3-Build 408 captive portal doesn't work!
When will this be available on Sophos Central?
I agree. We used the UTM before and it had the support and the XG firewall is still lacking the support.