WatchGuard announced new «Service Status Page»

Today WatchGuard launched a new page where you can see the status of WatchGuard Cloud Services.

For each region, you’ll find the current status separated by products and the major features that WatchGuard provides. Every line has a simple status indicator to communicate its condition:

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Error message: «Unable to load FortiGuard DDNS server list»

For some reasons Fortigates are are not able to load the FortiGuard DDNS server list. Therefore you are not able to configure DynDNS on your Fortigate anymore. In the WebUI you will see following error message under Network > DNS > FortiGuard DDNS and you are not able to list any server with the drop-down menu.

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BOLL Konsolenkabel

Netzwerk & Security Administratoren kennen die Problematik. Um Zugriff auf eine serielle Konsole zu bekommen, benötigt es einen Adapter, da kaum mehr ein Notebook einen alten DB9 (DE-9) Anschluss hat. Kein Hersteller liefert aber ein USB Konsolenkabel direkt auf RJ45 Ports, welche heute bei praktisch allen Netzwerk & Security Devices der Standard sind.

Die nervigen Adapter und die teilweise mühsame Treiber Unterstützung hat uns bewogen, ein eigenes Boll Konsolen Kabel entwickeln zu lassen. Folgende Bilder illustrieren das schön:

Konsolen Access früher:

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How to transfer a FortiGate configuration to a newer model

During the lifecycle of firewalls, they are often replaced with a newer model, but you would like to keep the configuration. In this case, there are several possibilities, which we present in this blog post:

1. FortiConverter Service
2. FortiConverter Tool
3. Partial Config Transfer
4. Full Config Transfer

Den deutschen Artikel dazu finden Sie hier: So übertragen Sie eine FortiGate Konfiguration auf ein neueres Modell

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Netzwerk Subnettierung

Öfters sehen wir Fragen oder Probleme zur korrekten Subnettierung von Netzen. Mit dem folgenden Raster kann man schnell und einfach die richtige Anzahl Host oder die Subnetzmaske herausfinden.

Die erste Adresse des Subnetz nennt man Netzadresse. Diese kann nicht für Hosts verwendet werden (Bsp. bei einem Subnetz von oder /24)

Ebenso die letzte Adresse des Subnetz. Diese ist die Broadcast Adresse und steht Clients nicht zur Verfügung (Bsp. bei einem Subnetz von oder /24)

Die verbleibenden IP Adressen können von Hosts genutzt werden (Anzahl Hosts in der Tabelle, also 256-2= 254 bei einem Subnetz von oder /24)

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Performance Best Practices for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows

Here you can find some recommendations how to configure protection in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows and reduce the impact on the system. The original document written by Evgeniya Kirikova from Kasperksy can be downloaded here.

General recommendations

  1. Use the latest versions of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows, as they contain the latest fixes and improvements, including performance related.
  2. We recommend you to use all protection components with default settings. They provide the optimal balance between protection level and performance recommended by our experts.
  3. Check KES for Windows policy and make sure that general performance settings are enabled (KES policy –> General –> Application settings):
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WatchGuard new Knowledge Base Articles November 2020

Each month WatchGuard publishes numerous new articles and known issues to the WatchGuard Knowledge Base. Here is the new content published in November:


Firebox Cloud supports accelerated networking in Azure

Known Issues

IKEv2 profile import fails on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1
DHCPv6 server restarts repeatedly when DHCP reservation exists
Hotspot custom logo does not load in Fireware v12.6.2
Cannot edit SD-WAN actions after you change the names of multiple external VLAN interfaces
Application Control category actions not applied correctly on 12.5.x Firebox fully managed by Management Server 12.6.x
Upgrading from Dimension 2.1.2 to Dimension 2.1.2 Update 4 fails due to lack of free disk space
Application Control category action changes to Drop after upgrade to Fireware v12.6.2
Interfaces with fixed link speeds change to 10 Mbps Half Duplex after upgrade from Fireware v12.5.4 to v12.6.2
Files load slowly through an HTTPS-proxy when content inspection is enabled with Application Control or IPS
AP125 and AP325 reboot after kernel panic message
Mobile VPN with SSL client not supported on Windows devices with ARM processors