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Watchguard XTM 1050, XTM 2050, XTM 2 Series, XTM 3 Series, XTM 5 Series, XTM 8 Series – Fireware XTM OS 11.6.1 – Build # 346666

Watchguard XTM 1050, XTM 2050, XTM 2 Series, XTM 3 Series, XTM 5 Series, XTM 8 Series – Fireware XTM OS 11.6.1 – Build # 346666

11.6.1 – Build # 346666 Provides some new features and resolves the following issues:

• This release introduces support for the new high-performance XTM 5 Series models 515, 525, 535, and 545

• Provides an update to our localized user interfaces and documentation

• An XTM device configured in bridge mode can now pass VLAN traffic between 802.1Q switches or bridges

• FireCluster support for XTM 25, 26, and 33 wired models

• Several issues have been resolved in this release that caused XTM devices to crash when configured to use Application Control or IPS [66937, 65426, 65636, 67312, 66135, 67159, 67399, 67310]

• An issue was resolved that caused some XTM device processes to crash when running Mu Dynamics default published vulnerability test [66490]

• An issue was resolved that caused a kernel crash and device reboot [67329]

• The XTM 2 Series device can now handle a large file transfer without interface instability [67367]

• A problem that caused incorrect data to display on the XTM 5 Series LCD screen has been resolved [67197]

• Policy Manager now displays the correct VLAN limits for XTM 5 Series models 505, 510, 520, and 530 with a standard Fireware XTM feature key (not Pro) [67780]

• You can now successfully configure and apply Traffic Management actions for XTM 2 and 3 Series devices from the Web UI [67221, 66645]

• Firebox X Edge e-Series devices can now be successfully managed with templates [67658]

• The notification message sent when a local Log or Report database is down now correctly shows the host IP address instead of “???” [41731]

• The Log Server can now handle backup files greater than 2GB in size without generating an error message: “Error (8199), Exception during backup of oldest log data: File is not a zip file” exception” [66811]

• The DHCP lease activity report now works correctly [66062]

• Log Collector now handles XTM device log data that spans multiple SSL/TLS records without crashing [66347]

• A problem has been resolved that caused poor performance on XTM 2 Series models 25 and 26 because of an incorrect memory allocation for security subscription signatures [67240]

• A deny message is now correctly sent to the web browser in most cases when Application Control blocks content in the Web/Web 2.0 category [66201]

• The WebBlocker automatic database update time is no longer off by one hour when daylight savings time is in effect on the host server’s timezone [67551]

• If you use PPPoE or DHCP for an external interface on an XTM device configured to use multi-WAN, the XTM device no longer loses the default routes for external interfaces after the external interface reconnects [67424, 67520]

• A problem has been resolved that caused a static route to fail after an external interface configured to use PPPoE is disconnected, then reconnected [67520]

• Tagged VLAN traffic is now correctly recognized when an XTM device is configured in Bridge mode [64355]

• The CLl command “restore factory default all” now successfully restores a device to its factory default settings [66240]

• An issue has been resolved that caused Policy Manager to incorrectly display an interface IP address as when you viewed a FireCluster configuration for a cluster in drop-in mode [63551]

• The Mobile VPN with SSL process no longer crashes during a FireCluster failover [66118]

You can download 11.6.1 – Build # 346666 from the Watchguard website

HTTP and HTTPS requests or traffic to a Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or SBS 2011 machine may exhibit increased latency if the connection is through a network load balancer

If you utilise Microsoft Internet Information Services IIS or an application that uses the System.Net.HttpListener class is installed or running on one the operating systems below, and you have a Network Load Balancer then you may find that Increased latency occurs on HTTP and HTTPS requests and traffic.

This issue occurs because the HTTP and HTTPS requests from clients can include zero length data in the SSL records, certain server-side variables do not update correctly in this instance and Http.sys leaves the connection in the CLOSE_WAIT state.  This intern exhausts the open connection limit can introduce latency, timeouts and connection problems.

Affected Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 – SBS 2008

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 – SBS 2011

The Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB 2634328 includes further information on this issue and provides an updated version of Http.sys that corrects the issue http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2634328

Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 – BITS client will reset the TCP connection each time is downloads a range of the file and increases overall network traffic

Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 – BITS client will reset the TCP connection each time is downloads a range of the file and increases overall network traffic.

You can find more information and the download link for a hotfix that addresses the issue in Microsoft KB 2654875 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2654875

Intel Network Adapter Diagnostics May Wrongly Report that the Network Cable is over 100 Metres Long

When you run a Cable diagnostic using the Intel PROSet Network Adapter Diagnostics you may find that the utility incorrectly reports that your network cable is over 100 Metres and/or that the Cable is faulty/poor.

This issue can occur if you have a network switch that implements “power Saving” or “Green Ethernet” this feature is meant to reduce the power to a network port that is supporting a device with a short network cable run.

This “power saving” or “Green Ethernet” feature can cause the diagnostics to fail and can sometimes contribute to network drops and/or poor network throughput.  If you have a managed/smart switch then you can normally login via a browser and “Disable” this feature to correct the issue.