updating firmware on a sonicwall

we use a sonicwall nsa 4500 at my company.  I recently purchased a sonicwall 4500 so I can learn more about it.  However, the firmware is not updated, am I able to download the correct, most updated firmware from my company and use it for my personal use with no issues?
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J SpoorTMECommented:
you have to register it to your account on mysonicwall.com

if it still has a valid support contract, you can then download the firmware from there.
J SpoorTMECommented:
or you use the mysonicwall.com account of your company, the firmware for all NSA 4500s is the same
Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:

As J Spoor pointed out, the SonicWall firewalls are registered at mysonicwall.com.  You'll enter the serial number and authentication code found in the System (or Administration) screen (I don't recall).

If it's a new firewall, you might have a limited window where you are able to download firmware, but I'm not really sure.

What I do know is that it doesn't matter what your company support contracts are - everything is tracked per device.

Now, what you could do - and would be a violation of the EULA and terms of service, so I can't recommend this - is download the firmware images from their site if your company has a support contract and then manually apply them to your firewall.

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