The product team is pleased to announce the early access program for SFOS v18.5 MR1 for all Sophos Firewall devices. 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:
This release is expected to be Generally Available and rolled out automatically to all customer devices starting in early August.
Thanks for your help in making this release the best it can be.
Sophos Firewall Product Team
I think with 18.5.x there are some nic driver changes (2.5G models in hardware firewalls available) - maybe a driver update for intel nics.
Is there a list of supported nics?
Background: I have a supermicro e302-9d as home hardware and want to use it as bare-metal (not all nics are identified with 18.0.x)