This highly anticipated release has had the fastest uptake of any release in our UTM history. In the 6 weeks since release, we have gained over 29,000 active v9.1 installations. We are aware of a number of technical issues and wanted to provide some information on how and when we are addressing these issues. There are two planned UTM 9.1 maintenance releases – the first (v9.102) is available now as an up2date package in the UTM console and the second (v9.103) will be available via Sophos Technical Support this week and made more generally available soon. Between these two updates, the majority of the reported issues are addressed (specific technical details can be found at the end of this message). Read on for all the details.
We have released UTM 9.102. This Up2Date targets a specfic security fix for IPv6 and should be applied with high priority at your convenience. We also have addressed an issue in the HTTP proxy which could cause high CPU usage on some installations. As this is a fast-release to address a security issue, some of the fixes that may have been previously communicated to you as targeted for 9.102 will now be addressed in 9.103 which remains on track for release shortly. (Simply a naming/version bump.) Details for UTM 9.102 can be found by reading on.
This is your official reminder that Version 8 of Astaro Security Gateway will be end-of-life on December 31st 2014. If you are not running any Astaro Security Gateway Version 8 installations, you are unaffected by this announcement and can disregard it. If you still maintain an active ASG V8, it is important that you read on for what this end-of-life means for you. You have the opportunity to migrate to UTM 9 – our most powerful version ever. Some older appliances may not be able to fully take advantage of all our new features introduced in UTM 9, like our unmatched HTML5 clientless VPN portal, Endpoint Protection with Web Control (9.1), Wireless Security, and hundreds of other features that have been introduced and upgraded since ASG V8. You can obtain a brand new appliance model at a discount via our Hardware Refresh Program! Read on for more details.
We have released an update for those running Astaro Security Gateway V8. Version 8.310 is a bugfix release that stabilizes your installation and improves the Web Filtering and RED along with some other fixes. For more information, read on!
Today we have released Sophos UTM Manager 4.1. This adds the necessary support for the new Sophos Managed Service Provider (MSP) program*. Later in 2013 we will then release SUM 4.2 which will include many new features for general use by all. SUM lets you centrally monitor, configure, and report on multiple Sophos UTM installations. It is offered completely free of charge, so whether you have two or over two-hundred UTM’s under your control, SUM is for you! Just download it and run it on your own hardware, almost any virtualization platform (Eg. VMware) or inside the Amazon Cloud using our pre-built AMI. If you have not yet had the chance, I’d invite you to try this product.
This version introduces the MSP features for licensing and billing, acts as platform upon which we can build more offerings in future releases, and fixes some bugs. Up2Date from SUM 4.000 is not yet possible, however as always you can restore your backup file into a new SUM 4.1 installation.
*If you offer managed services (or are looking to start) and are interested in signing up as an MSP, you should contact your sales representative at Sophos.
Read on for extended release information.
Further to our earlier post about some issues in UTM 9.100, and a soft-release of UTM 9.101 made last week, I’d like to inform you that within the next few hours we will GA release Up2Date 9.101 that stabilizes your UTM 9.100 release and offers several fixes for RED, Wireless, WebAdmin, and more while addressing some performance issues as well. You should apply this Up2Date with priority at your earliest opportunity once it has downloaded and shows up as available for installation in your WebAdmin. Read on for extended details of UTM 9.101.
Sophos UTM version 9.100 was made Generally Available to all customers last week and thousands of customers have already successfully upgraded and begun to benefit from all the new features. For those of you who have yet to upgrade please find the latest information on support issues encountered by a small number of customers when upgrading along with the status of fixes for these issues. Updates to this information will be posted on the User Bulletin Board at www.astaro.org.
Update: Soft-release is available, read on for details.
I am pleased to inform you that today, after months of research, development, (and public testing by you), we have released Sophos UTM 9.1. This major update to our UTM line introduces dozens of new features, offers vastly increased performance in throughput and reporting (to name a few), and all-told makes UTM an even more formidable solution. You will find an amazing new system for enforcing your Web Security settings on clients anywhere they are in the world using our UTM Endpoint offering, wireless repeating and bridging using a mesh network option for our Wireless AP50, and SSL VPN for iOS and Android mobiles. We could go on, but first I invite you to download and install the Up2Date so you can start using all of the new abilities and see what else awaits you in UTM 9.1! Read on for download information, release notes, and all the details…
Up2Date 9.006 is now available. In this update we have included a number of fixes and improvements. The two main areas of focus are around increasing the quality and strength of the wireless signal on AP10 access points for our global install base, while we have also addressed memory consumption and optimized memory usage in the system overall. Particular effort has been focused on WebAdmin usage when the UTM dashboard is open/viewed for extended periods (hours+) and around Web Protection performance. For best performance and stabilty of your UTM 9 installation you should install this Up2Date at your earliest convenience. The release details are found by reading on…enjoy!
We have just released stable version 9.005 via Up2Date for Sophos UTM. This release contains many compatibility improvements and stability enhancements for your installation. In addition, this release adds support for our new RED50 device that allows you to address even larger branch offices with our unmatched RED solution at speeds exceeding 400Mbits/sec with the same central configuration and one-time cost that customers enjoy with RED10. Performance and stability has been increased for the Web Filter and Wireless Protection areas of UTM 9, optimizing memory usage and consumption. The Web Application Firewall and reporting are other areas that had some bugs quashed. To ensure the best possible performance and experience of your UTM9, you should install 9.005 at your convenience. Read on for the package details.