Barracuda Web Application Firewall Release Notes - Version 7.9.0.020

Please Read Before Updating

Before installing a new version of firmware:
  1. Make a backup of your configuration using the ADVANCED > Backup page.
  2. Read all release notes that apply to versions more recent than the one currently running on your system.
The update process typically takes only a few minutes after the update is applied. Make sure you do not reboot the machine during this time. The progress bar would indicate the status but in some rare cases, the progress bar may not be seen. If this happens, please revisit the URL after five minutes. If the process takes longer, contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support to investigate.

CAUTION: Downgrading to a previous major version (like from 7.9.x to 7.8.x) is NOT recommended. Please contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support if you are thinking about attempting a firmware downgrade, and make sure that you have carefully gone through the known issues sections for the earlier firmware versions.

Also, backups taken AFTER a firmware revert or downgrade (such as from 7.9.x to 7.8.x), may not be compatible for use after a subsequent firmware upgrade (such as from 7.8.x back up to 7.9.x), so make sure that you back up your configuration settings BEFORE actually start any firmware change process (either upgrade OR revert). If a feature is available in later versions and the configuration is in place for that feature, a downgrade does retain the configuration. This means that after the downgrade, the configuration pertaining to such a feature might be visible but would not take effect.

After restoring your settings from a backup, you should always REBOOT to make sure that they take effect.

CAUTION: During an upgrade to 7.9.x, the older web firewall logs and access logs will be saved to a different file and will not appear on the User Interface

Barracuda Web Application Firewall Product Activation

If this is a new system, you must activate your Energize Updates subscription prior to initial use. Your Energize Updates subscription includes access to Technical Support, new firmware releases and ongoing security definitions updates.
To activate your Barracuda Web Application Firewall subscription:
  1. Using your Web browser, go to the BASIC > Status page.
  2. In the Subscription Status section, check the Energize Updates entry. If Energize Updates is Not Activated, click the activation link to be redirected to the Barracuda Networks Product Activation page. Complete activation of your subscription(s).
If it is connected to the Internet, your Barracuda Web Application Firewall automatically updates its activation status after you reload the browser page when viewing the BASIC > Status page. If it is not connected to the Internet yet, enter the activation code provided after completing the details on the Barracuda Networks Product Activation page. Click Activate. If the code is correct, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall will update its activation status.

Version 7.9

This release of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a major release which includes a number of usability, security and management features, some of which are highlighted below:

Version 7.9.0.020 (7.9 GA release)

Version 7.9.0.019 (7.9 GA release)

Notes on some known issues of Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.9.0.019

Version 7.8.2

Note: The 7.8.2 release has enhancements and fixes exclusively for the Barracuda Web Application Firewall Vx on Azure and AWS ONLY.

Fixes and Enhancements

Notes:

Version 7.8.1

Fixes and Enhancements

Version 7.8

This release of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall includes the following new features and fixes: [ For a detailed list of features and release notes please click here. ]

Fixes and Enhancements

Version 7.7

The firmware version 7.7 of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a major firmware release that enhances the security and networking related capabilities of the product. For a detailed list of features and release notes please click here. Here is an outline of some of the enhancements and features

Version 7.7.0.026(7.7 Maintenance GA release)

Notes on differences between Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.7.0.022 and 7.7.0.026

Version 7.7.0.022 (7.7 Maintenance GA release)

Notes on differences between Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.7.0.020 and 7.7.0.022:

Version 7.7.0.020 (7.7 GA release)

Notes on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.7.0.020:

Version 7.6.4

Version 7.6.4.012 (7.6.4 GA release)

Notes on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.6.4.012:

Version 7.6.3

Version 7.6.3.024 (7.6.3 maintenance GA release)

Notes on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.6.3.024: Notes on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.6.3.021:

Version 7.6

This release of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall includes the following new features and fixes:

Version 7.6.0.028 (7.6 GA release)

Notes on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall version 7.6.0.028: