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yeowkm99
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Upgrading to FortiOS 7.4.xx

we are currently on FortiOS 7.2.7.

is there any benefit to upgrading to 7.4.xx ?

is there any vulnerability that is patched in 7.4.xx that is now in 7.2.7 ?

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ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

Hello @yeowkm99 ,

 

You are right. 

 

New features coming with the new versions. If you do not want to use these features you don't need to upgrade your firewall, except for one situation. All version support ends in time. Because of that, you need to check these dates and you need to upgrade your firewall before these dates.

 

And also, you can follow the version according to maturity level. For example 7.4.3 not reach maturity level yet. But 7.2.8 or 7.2.7 are mature versions.

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.3/administration-guide/173707/firmware-maturity-lev...

 

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AlexC-FTNT
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Staff

Generally you will find this information in the Release notes.
It is mostly about new features and/or bug fixes.

In terms of vulnerabilities, both are supported FortiOS versions, so any Vulnerability fix should be implemented in both.


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ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

Hello @yeowkm99 ,

 

You can find the vulnerabilities affecting version 7.2.7 at this link.

 

https://www.fortiguard.com/psirt?product=FortiOS-6K7K%2CFortiOS&version=7.2.7

 

If you want to get more information on new features in 7.4 versions, you can review this document. 

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.0/new-features/770045/overview

 

 

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yeowkm99

am i right to say that we only upgrade to 7.4.xx if we want the new features of 7.4, if not we then patch 7.2.x when ever there is vulnerabilities found for the current version we are using

ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

Hello @yeowkm99 ,

 

You are right. 

 

New features coming with the new versions. If you do not want to use these features you don't need to upgrade your firewall, except for one situation. All version support ends in time. Because of that, you need to check these dates and you need to upgrade your firewall before these dates.

 

And also, you can follow the version according to maturity level. For example 7.4.3 not reach maturity level yet. But 7.2.8 or 7.2.7 are mature versions.

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.3/administration-guide/173707/firmware-maturity-lev...

 

If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible to others.
NSE 4-5-6-7 OT Sec - ENT FW
If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible to others.NSE 4-5-6-7 OT Sec - ENT FW
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