UTM 9.003 Up2Date Released

We've recently published UTM 9.003 as a two part Up2Date labelled 9.003-15 and 9.003-16. You can see more about this two-part package by reading on for the full details inside. Before that however, a small update that we plan to begin the ASG V8 to UTM V9 one-touch appliance upgrade process on Oct-22nd for the 220/320 appliances. Following a smooth roll out, the next week we will enable the rest of the appliance line, followed by HA/Cluster systems near the middle of November.

Now for 9.003 – the reason for this Up2Date is to allow for more Wireless Access Points, some improvements for our Webserver Protection, and support for the hotly-anticipated RED 50 appliance (featuring increased throughput and an innovative dual Internet connection balancer)which is in Beta and will be available soon! Read on for the full details, manual Up2Date information, and links for new ISO images. Enjoy!

The reason for the two-part numbering of 9.003 this time is that there was a small difference between our soft-released version (made available early via the User Forums) and the GA release. UTM 9 added the ability for us to issue incremental version Up2Date packages, and we will now work on how to bundle/hide versions of the same release yet with a different build from your systems. The end result we desire is that if you have 9.002, you would see only 9.003-16 to install. More to come on that in the future.

For today, to quote an agent of our system: “Grab 222 of your closest friends and have an access point party”, as we have increased the number of AP's which can be connected to UTM from 100 to 223 to aid in larger deployments of our amazing wireless offering. The RED50 has begun a limited Beta period, and we'll look to have that appliance available in our markets very soon. We are confident you will be impressed with the throughput over the smaller RED10 and the new dual-WAN balancer which provides full bandwidth across both connections, even for a single download. It offers much more than an inferior session-based round-robin approach. We also have new ISO images available. Here are the download details:

 Sophos UTM 9.003-15/16 Up2Date Information


  • Wifi: Removed general limit of 8 SSIDs per AP (now device dependent)
  • Wifi: Increased maximum number of AP's from 100 to 223
  • WAF: Now adds a X-Forwaded-Proto header in server requests
  • RED: Added support for RED50 devices to support beta program


  • System will be rebooted
  • Configuration will be upgraded
  • Wifi Reporting will be reset


  • [21948] Cable Modem: every renew of IP address adds a new IP address to the DHCP interface (v9)
  • [22260] WebApplication firewall reporting does not work in timezones behind UT

Up2Date Downloads:
Version 9.003-15
Link: ftp://ftp.astaro.de/UTM/v9/up2date/u2d-sys-9.003015.tgz.gpg
Size: ~91MB
MD5: a04bf1c361ef79dbc514b8f4fe5fe168
Version 9.003-16
Link: ftp://ftp.astaro.de/UTM/v9/up2date/u2d-sys-9.003016.tgz.gpg
Size: ~1MB
MD5: 3a28dd58bac91627cb8c7d3804f59387

UTM 9.003 ISO Images*
Software Appliances (for your own hardware or virtual platform)
Link: ftp.astaro.com/UTM/v9/software_appliance/iso/asg-9.003-16.1.iso
MD5: 7d2fb7eaa11dcfe87356a187b0aecf72
Size: ~480 MB
Hardware Appliances (for offically branded appliance models)
Link: ftp.astaro.com/UTM/v9/hardware_appliance/iso/ssi-9.003-16.1.iso
MD5: 156a6d02690b33db1a19d01ad9de11c6
Size: ~470 MB
*Our FTP server for UTM 9 also has links for the Smart installer V1 and V2 tools.

Up2Date Installation:Sophos Up2Date technology makes it easy to upgrade your Sophos UTM to the latest version. There are two ways to apply an already-downloaded Up2Date package to the system:

  1. Log on to WebAdmin, navigate to Management >> Up2Date >> Overview and use Update to latest version now to install the Firmware Up2Date. Click on the “Watch Up2Date Progress in new window” and an extra browser window will show the progress of the Up2Date installation. (The System administrator will receive a notification email once the Up2Date process has finished.)
  2. Download the Up2Date package from our HTTP or FTP Server and install it under Management >> Up2Date >> Advanced:


  Sophos UTM Up2Date FTP Mirrors:  


  • If you want to provide feedback or want to discuss any of the UTM V9 features you should post it on our User Bulletin Board. Please indicate the version you are using to help us (and everyone helping you). e.g. “[9.003] Adding more wireless access points”.
  • If you have any feedback on our help, manual, or any documentation (Online Help) please send it to docu@astaro.com.
  • You are free to use our demo server environment without hassle, nags, or registration. Enjoy.

 -Angelo Comazzetto, Sophos



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