About this release

This document contains important information about the current release. We recommend that you read the whole document.

McAfee® Web Gateway 7.8.2.23 is provided as a main release. It is an update that resolves issues present in previous releases.

New appliance hardware

The WBG-5000-E and WBG-5500-E models of the appliance hardware are now available as platforms for running Web Gateway as a physical appliance. The new models are shipped with version 8.2.8 of the Web Gateway appliance software preinstalled.

Documentation is provided for these new models explaining their port assignments and several hardware-related tasks, for example, adding fiber NICs.

For more information, see the latest version of the McAfee 9.2.x Hardware Guide.

Information about incidents added

The documentation for Web Gateway provides also information about the meaning and several parameters of incidents. Values for origin and severity of incidents occurring with the SSOS and CASB filters that were missing from the existing documentation have now been added.

For more information, see the latest version of the McAfee 9.2.x Interface Reference Guide.

HSM firmware upgrade

If you are using a Thales hardware component for running a Hardware Security Module (HSM) with Web Gateway, make sure that you are also using the appropriate firmware.

The Web Gateway repository provides nfast-driver version 12.40 for running the Thales HSM component.

If your monitor and module firmware does not support this driver version, you must obtain the required firmware version from Thales and perform a firmware upgrade before upgrading to a new Web Gateway version.

For more information about running a Hardware Security Module (HSM) with Web Gateway, see the McAfee 9.2.x Product Guide.

Update of the openSSL library

The openSSL library has been updated to a new version. Compliance with the FIPS regulations has been extended this way.