How to keep your XG Firewall up to date

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A step-by-step guide for staying up to date with all the latest XG Firewall releases.

If you haven’t been keeping track, there’s been a flurry of updates for XG Firewall recently. In fact, we just released Maintenance Release (MR) 4 for XG Firewall v16.5. This marks the fourth update in as many months, rapidly responding to field reported issues and improving the stability and performance of your XG Firewall.

It’s extremely important that you keep your XG Firewall up to date with the latest firmware release. Every update contains important patches, bug fixes, and enhancements.

But, one of the questions I often hear is… How do I stay up to date with all the latest XG Firewall releases?

Release Notes for XG Firewall

All Release Notes for XG Firewall are published on the XG Firewall Community Release Notes Blog.

Automatic Email Notification

Of course you can periodically monitor the Release Notes Blog however, I have some inside tips for getting automatic email notification for every XG Firewall release.

First, if you don’t already have one, you’ll need to create a Sophos ID…

Go to sophos.com/xg-community and click the silhouette icon in the upper right corner of the screen to login or create your Sophos ID:

Once you’ve signed up or signed in, you can go to the XG Firewall Community Release Notes Blog, click the gear icon in the upper right of the blog roll, and select “Turn Blog notifications on”…

You will now receive an automatic email notification to your Sophos ID email address whenever there is an update.

You can check the status of your subscriptions by clicking your account icon in the very upper right of the screen, choosing “Settings”, and then selecting the “Subscriptions” tab…

Keeping your XG Firewall Firmware Up to Date

Whenever you see a firmware update in your XG Firewall Notifications Area, apply it as soon as you can schedule a reboot.

If you want to see how easy it is to update your device firmware, watch this short How-To Video…

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