Watchguard Firebox X Edge - Licensing
Posted on 2010-01-09
I was about to buy a used WatchGuard Firebox X Edge Series XP2E6 on ebay . . but then I started looking at the Licensing lock-down on their products.
The Watchguard Firebox Web site says.
If you don't have the current password for the unit . . reset it with the button and then load the Watchguard Configuration Software to re-activate the unit with your licensing info etc.
To get the Watchguard Config Software you have to have an Active Subscription with Watchguard. This requires an official transfer of ownership between the seller and buyer on the web site. Also, if the unit was used as an upgrade to a new firewall the old one is dead . cannot be registered by anyone else.
I was willing to use it without firmware updates or optional service subscriptions, but it looks like it may be completely unusable without the old owners password or access to the Watchguard Configuration Software.
Question: After a Reset can I log in with a browser with default credentials and configure a used unit or do you have to have the software to make it usable ?