Sophos (XG) Firewall v18 Maintenance Release 6 is packed with bug fixes, troubleshooting enhancements and security fixes.
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.
Sophos (XG) Firewall v18 MR6 is an easy and fully supported upgrade from XG Firewall v17.5 MR6+ (including the latest v17.5 MR16 release). 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 XG 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.
And if you still haven’t upgraded to v18, or are still exploring many of the new features, be sure to take advantage of all the resources available, including the recent “Making the Most of XG Firewall v18” article series that covers all the great new capabilities in XG Firewall v18:
Xstream architecture, DPI engine, and TLS inspection
Xstream TLS Inspection for a modern encrypted Internet
FastPath Application Acceleration and SD-WAN Routing
Zero-day threat and ransomware protection
Network address translation (NAT)
Route-based IPsec site-to-site VPN
Switching to Sophos Central for Firewall Management
Also check out our new and improved Sophos Community XG Firewall home page! Subscribe to the XG Blog for the latest news and releases, get expert answers to your technical questions, and find useful Community-created content in our "Recommended Reads" section!
I am confused because at least one lf the items mentioned here was reported as. fixed in the previous mr.
of these items which were included in v18.5.1 and when will v18.5.2 be released to bring it up to the same fix level?ian
Available in mine.
I think it depends on your decision to stay in 18.0 branch (which, as you can see, is still supported and getting maintenance releases) or switch to newer 18.5 version if it's available for your appliance.
Read the support pages about Firewall software maintenance policy.
Regarding fixes, I think it all depends on the internal priorities in Sophos. Bug fixes and vulnerability patching most likely happens in all branches, while new features will likely be implemented in 18.5 only.
Still not available in licensing portal ...
Well this confuses me. I just got the notification for version 18.5 MR1 on my XG 750. Which version should we be applying to our XG units? Are all of the fixes from MR6 included in 18.5 MR1?