XG Firewall v18 Maintenance Release 5 (MR5) is packed with enhancements to performance, security, reliability and central reporting. With v18 MR5, we have published XG firewall integration for azure active directory and azure virtual WAN.
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 MR5 is an easy and fully supported upgrade from XG Firewall v17.5 MR6+ (including the latest v17.5 MR15 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:
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Can I download the ISO somewhere? I'm a home user and 18.0.1-MR1 fails to install on nvme ssd. Kernel panic.
Did you try Sophos Myaccount (https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/mysophos/my-account.aspx) Networkpotection/ Download Installers?
ISO downloads are still MR4
Sophos is not publishing every Release as a ISO. The reason is, those ISOs require much testing and publishing costs, which are essentially not needed, if you can install MR4 via ISO and the wizard will update to MR5.
While Sophos may not be required to release every software version as an ISO, it is just the proper thing to do. What would you do if a customer has a hardware appliance running MR5 that needs to be re-imaged? It is a poor choice to not release every update to ISO format.
That being said Sophos IS required to release the Firewall OS GPL source for MR5 and I don't see that. Please make sure that is available ASAP.
The ISO and Installers will be made available to download from MySophos after we make the release available to everyone as in-product upgrade (new firmware available pop-up). At present, MR5 is in the initial soft-release phase in which the release is available as a manual download from MySophos.