We are pleased to announce that Sophos Firewall OS v19.5 MR1 is now released. This update to Sophos Firewall brings support for some exciting new hardware products plus a few feature enhancements and bug fixes.
We’re broadening our XGS Series hardware portfolio to include two new 2U appliances. This allows us to address new opportunities in larger enterprise and campus environments, in addition to the existing SMB and distributed edge space.
These models are built from the core to provide the performance required for the most demanding networks:
Learn more: Sophos News post: Firewall performance for the campus edge with the new XGS 7500 and XGS 8500
Refer Partner News blog - New high-end XGS Series firewall appliances are now available for further information on hardware availability.
We’re introducing a 5G cellular module for all XGS 116, 126, and 136 models (including w-models) which have a modular expansion bay.
The new global module enables 5G cellular network connections using the 5G Sub-6 bands, with download speeds of up to 4.5 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 660 Mbps (this may vary by carrier and region). The module also provides automatic fallback to 3G and 4G LTE (Cat-20) networks.
Our optional slot-in module becomes a fully supported, fully integrated part of the appliance, managed from your firewall console. This provides significantly better compatibility and interoperability than competitive external solutions.
We deliver the module with four cable-connected antennas to allow optimal coverage and performance.
Learn more about our 5G support: Sophos introduces 5G support for desktop firewalls
Sophos Firewall OS v19.5 MR1 is a free upgrade for all licensed Sophos Firewall customers and should be applied to all supported firewall devices as soon as possible to ensure that you have all the latest security fixes and feature updates.
This firmware release will follow our standard update process. You can manually download SFOS v19.5 MR1 from the 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 v19.5 MR1 is a fully supported upgrade from all previous versions of v19.5, all previous versions of v19.0 including the latest v19.0 MR2 and all previous versions of v18.5 including the latest v18.5 MR5. Please refer to the Upgrade Information tab in the release notes for more details.
Full product documentation is available online and within the product.
Sophos Firewall Product Team
What kind of Performance Issues did you experience?
Do you have a support ID for V19.5 MR1 and those connection looses?
Currently it is working and no further upgrade is needed at the moment where we are using IPsec Remote Access. So we can't help out this time with more information.
We have exactly tried to reproduce the issue, by upgrading from v19.5Ga to v19.5MR1. We are not able to reproduce this issue locally. We also logged in to your device, we see that the logs are rotated.
We'd need the "ipsec statusall" output and files under /tmp/ipsec/connections and the /log folder during upgrade, to investigate the issue further.
Sorry to hear that Dennis. Was all network traffic stopped, or only internet bound traffic?
Would you be able to open a support access tunnel and share the access ID with me over PM?