What is the size of the Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) and Application Control signature sets used by my Firebox?
The size of the IPS and Application Control signature sets depend on your Firebox model and the installed version of Fireware. For virtual Firebox models, the signature set size also depends on the allocated memory. IPS and Application Control signatures are delivered together as one signature set.
In Fireware v11.4 - v11.12.x, there are two signature set sizes:
All signature sets provide excellent detection for most applications and potential threats to your network.For the most up-to-date and effective IPS and Application Control protection, we recommend you install the latest OS version for your WatchGuard device and enable automated signature updates in the Firebox configuration. To learn more about signature updates, see Subscription Services Status and Manual Signatures Updates.
Note: Fireboxes that run Fireware OS v11.3.x and lower always use the smallest signature set. Support for larger signature sets was added in Fireware OS v11.4.