USG Flex new firmware 5.00 is out

dkyeager
dkyeager Posts: 23  Freshman Member
edited April 14 in Security
I have updated one USG Flex 500 from 4.62 to 5.00 with no apparent issues. There are around 100 enhancements & bug fixes.

Please note that you will have new license trials added to your account including Collaborative Detection & Response (which will give you an expired nag message) and Secure WiFi. DNS Context filter is mentioned in the release notes.

It also includes 3 vulnerability fixes.

There are a lot of nice features, but it will take a while to digest.

Helpful additional reading:

»www.zyxel.com/uk/en/blog ··· 20.shtml
»www.zyxel.com/uk/en/blog ··· 18.shtml
»www.zyxel.com/uk/en/blog ··· 25.shtml
»www.zyxel.com/uk/en/blog ··· 90.shtml

Some switches also have small updates.

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  • Zyxel_Can
    Zyxel_Can Posts: 239  Zyxel Employee

    Hi @dkyeager,

     

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are pleased to hear such feedback from our customers.

     

    Best regards.


  • mMontana
    mMontana Posts: 130  Ally Member
    Why first post appears like an ad?
  • dkyeager
    dkyeager Posts: 23  Freshman Member
    Zyxel_Can said:

    Hi @dkyeager,

     

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are pleased to hear such feedback from our customers.

     

    Best regards.


    When is the documentation for USG Flex 500 firmware 5.00 planned to be posted?  Thanks
  • Zyxel_Can
    Zyxel_Can Posts: 239  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @dkyeager,

    Documents will be released soon.
    Please kindly wait for official announcement.

    Best regards.
  • blechkiste
    blechkiste Posts: 12  Freshman Member
    Hi

    Major SW releases are very often subject to special attention and thorough testing (both new features and regression). This to avoid any unforeseen issues and better assess the risks such new SW can bring along.

    Given that budgets for small companies are often limited, investments into a dedicated test environment are limited and therefore, I was wondering, if Zyxel has already been investigating the possibility of testing their SW in public cloud such AWS, Azure or GCP. 
    I'm not talking about a demo instance in the could, but rather a dedicated instance in which the SW could be configured and tested individually, against a fee.

    An alternative would be to get test equipment at a lower price (incl. same SW features and licenses) than the unit in production environment. 

    What are the forum's and Zyxel's thoughts? How do you perform your testing?

    Regards,
    Walter
  • dkyeager
    dkyeager Posts: 23  Freshman Member
    edited April 20
    Patch ABUJ.1 released.  No clear concise description of changes that I could detect.  applied without issue.

    Edit: Thanks to moderators, the ABUJ.1 bug fix is: Configure firewall rule bind with APP patrol profile will not work completely.
  • Zyxel_Can
    Zyxel_Can Posts: 239  Zyxel Employee

    Hi @blechiste,

     

    Yes on the current release, the connection capability between AWS and Azure was tested. 

    Regarding to GCP connection capability, since Zyxel VPN application implemented the standard VPN for the connection, it should be working as well if GCP is following the standard as well.


    Hi @dkyeager,

    Please find following link for release note of ABUJ.1 ;

    https://download.zyxel.com/USG_FLEX_500/firmware/USG FLEX 500_5.00(ABUJ.1)C0_2.pdf

  • dkyeager
    dkyeager Posts: 23  Freshman Member
    Zyxel_Can said:

    Hi @dkyeager,

    Please find following link for release note of ABUJ.1 ;

    https://download.zyxel.com/USG_FLEX_500/firmware/USG FLEX 500_5.00(ABUJ.1)C0_2.pdf


    Thank you for your reply.  This PDF file exactly matches the release notes PDF included in the ABUJ.1 download which really just matches ABUJ.0 release notes PDF.  Perhaps the real reason for this patch is being kept quiet at this time is for legal/customer security reasons.  Hopefully Zyxel's great tradition of keeping customers fully informed will occur at the appropriate time.


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