Fortra's Managed WAF will “end of life” (EOL) all Managed WAF software versions prior to v5.x on March 31, 2024. As Managed WAF is a security product, it is best practice to run the latest version and apply updates in a timely manner.
A new version of Managed WAF is typically released each quarter, and v4.x (originally introduced in 2016) is now obsolete. With the release of version 220.127.116.11 on September 1, 2022, all versions prior to 5.X were no longer supported. If you have not yet applied the recent updates, you will see many new features, improvements, and bug fixes in version 5.X. A few of these enhancements include support for:
- Web socket
- Advanced signatures
- DDoS protection
- TLS 1.3
In support of the March 31, 2024, deadline, all v4.x install media, including AWS AMIs required for v4.x auto-scaling deployments, will be made unavailable.
If you are running version(s) of Managed WAF that will be affected by this EOL, we strongly urge you to contact our dedicated Security Operations team at WAFfirstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an update to the latest version. To determine which WAF version you are running, refer to our Determine Your WAF Version article.