Updates to WatchGuard WebBlocker in 12.4 and 12.5

WatchGuard has implemented several new features in its WebBlocker content filtering service over the last few firewall revisions. Previously, this service only allowed for two actions: Allow and Deny.  Now, WatchGuard has implemented a Warn action, as well as other options for allowing users to bypass if set with appropriate permissions.

HIPAA Compliance with WatchGuard Firewalls 

Given the requirements set through HIPAA, protecting medical information is critical.  Through the WatchGuard firewall we can configure several pieces to ensure this personal data is secure. 

WatchGuard IKEv2 with Branch Office VPNs (BOVPNs)

WatchGuard IKEv2 with Branch Office VPNs (BOVPNs)

In our previous article we discussed the newly-available IKEv2 mobile VPN and the benefits of moving your users to this version for remote connection.  If your firewall is running firmware version 11.11.2 or higher, IKEv2 is also available for use in branch office VPNs (BOVPNs).  

Advanced WatchGuard WebBlocker Settings

To fully take advantage of the WatchGuard WebBlocker Signature Subscription, you must configure the service perfectly. This blog post walks you through Advanced configurations for taking full advantage of WatchGuard WebBlocker.