The Leeds Release provides tools to comply with stricter Data Protection legislation, eg the GDPR. Other enhancements include support for TLS mailservers when sending Safeguarding reports and other alerts. Guardian policy changes are now written to an audit log, and the Certificate Authority is linked from the Secure Login Page such that BYOD users can configure their devices to allow Smoothwall’s SSL inspection. The Idex identification client has seen a number of improvements, particularly for larger installations and multi-tenant. Finally, the VPN subsystem compatibility and security has been improved – for example, it is now possible to connect a VPN to the Azure cloud.
New features include:
Other enhancements include:
The Kenilworth release will see the introduction of identification indexing tool IDex. The IDex identification indexing enables reliable user identification regardless of the domain controller infrastructure. IDex is ready to go from installation, it is not reliant on a connection to domain controllers; the system ‘learns’ as users log in.
This fast deployment and no-delay user access makes it ideal for all sizes of deployment and easy to scale. IDex is designed to meet the growing need for individual user identification over traditional, less flexible authentication systems.
The Safeguarding feature increases the alerting options and improves the reports to help you identify and understand any potential safeguarding breaches much quicker.
Hearst is a massive re-write of the system to take advantage of more standard packaging (Debian). This is an essential precursor to our cloud developments that you will start to see appear in 2017.
It does have a few new features that you might want see – we have replaced the VPN system to a package with greater security and which is easier to maintain, we’ve added filtering categories for web hosting and collaborative software and we’ve also fixed the Dirty Cow vulnerability (in Hearst-2). Read Documentation.
Glamis brings enhancements to popular new features including:
View our latest Video ‘What’s new in Glamis July 2016‘
Introduces Google as a directory service for Chromebooks, whereby Google Apps group membership serves as structure as a directory source for Smoothwall users and groups. Safeguarding is a proactive suite that allows the System Administrator to run reports against users on their network for various time periods to show if users have breached any safeguarding rulesets.
The Edinburgh update brings many improvements to ease of use. It includes a revised certificate management interface for using and managing certificates, improved diagnostics for many services, a client self-installation page for the MITM certificate and improvements for redirecting a Smoothwall to a load balancer.
The Carisbrooke-1 update brings a complete overhaul of the Product Update System, a brand new Real-Time Search Terms Log Viewer and the release of Carisbrooke-2.
The Carisbrooke update brings enhancements to our multi-tenant functionality for Managed Service providers, Authentication Negotiation, and a Non-SSL Login Page and an upcoming Real-Time Search Query Viewer.
Our specially developed technologies deliver real-time Dynamic Content Analysis™ of web pages, all without impacting on the users’ experience.