Product Newsletter Blog for July 2019
Product updates and releases covered in this newsletter:
Automation 2019.2 release improves management of automation agents
Three new features improve administration of the environment.
The release of Automation 2019.2 on July 22 includes several new updates to improve management and deployment of Linux and Windows agents:
- Linux agent automatic update – Ivanti Automation now provides the capability to automatically update Linux agents when you upgrade your environment.
- Reset (Recycle) Agent - Windows – Remotely reset unresponsive agents via the Automation console.
- Add CentOS to supported list of Linux Distros.
For further information, check out the release notes.
Advancing the Real-time capabilities of Ivanti Cloud
Ease your troubleshooting with additional Real-time capabilities.
We’ve added several new features and enhancements to Ivanti Cloud this past month, with many of them focused on or integrating with our Real-time capabilities. Here are a few updates that will make a difference when troubleshooting issues:
Feature: Drive Health (S.M.A.R.T.) Query
A new “Drive Health (S.M.A.R.T.)” sensor is now available that provides insight into a drive’s S.M.A.R.T. data. Using this sensor helps to identify potential issues and drive failures, even before they occur.
Feature: Sessions Query
A new “sessions” sensor is now available. This sensor provides an overview of all sessions that are established in your environment. It also reports whether these sessions are actively in use or idle.
Feature: Blue Screen Query
A new “Blue Screen” sensor is available now that shows the number of blue screen crashes that occurred on your endpoints.
Feature: Action to terminate process consuming most memory
The Memory Usage list now shows the process consuming the most memory. Action is available to terminate that process.
Feature: Real-time actions are now a part of the Device dashboard
Now the Device dashboard includes more actions delivered through Real-time capabilities. Some of these actions include both the aforementioned “Terminate process consuming most memory” and “Terminate process based on most CPU usage.” You can also restart a machine and initiate a cleanup disk function.
Enhancement: Enhanced Device and User Dashboards
These frequently used dashboards now contain links to more detailed information on processes running on a device, the device CPU and memory usage, and where a process is running in your environment.
Enhancement: Enhanced logon performance details
You can now view the roaming profile size when clicking on the “Session count” of the Logon Performance overview. This information is especially helpful when you’re troubleshooting slow logons.
Ivanti Device and Application Control 5.1 Update 4 is available now
Gain greater flexibility and control through new enhancements and customer reported fixes
Once again, Ivanti has responded to customers’ needs and feedback with action. The latest update for Device Control and Application Control addresses 19 customer-reported bugs as well as adding enhancements and new features:
- Enhanced SIEM Integration increases your capabilities enabling you to integrate to your SIEM system of choice.
- Device Control logging enhancements include the ability to log if a removable device is encrypted or not if it’s write-granted.
- Enhancements to Shadowing include the ability to multi-select several files to save at once.
- Separation of network and local printers into specific device classes means you can create different permissions per device class for easier management.
- New sound, video, and game controller device class; you no longer need to rely on a user-defined device class. Manage everything from one device class group enabling you to limit flexibility for your audio, video, and game devices.
- We’ve added support for Windows 10 version 1903 (Build 18362).
For a complete set of release details and the customer-reported issues we’ve resolved, check out the release notes here.
Identity Director 2019.2 and Password Director 2019.2 released July 22
New features include enhanced GDPR compliance and ability to set multiple Password Reset policies.
Included in Identity Director 2019 and Password Director 2019.2 are the following enhancements:
- GDPR compliance – This feature set allows administrators to configure and personalize their own GDPR message and policy.
- Ability to set multiple Password Reset policies – The Password Reset flow is now more flexible, allowing administrators to set multiple password reset policies based on organizational context. This sets apart the processes, so that users with high risk can have a safer process while at the same time improving the experience for users with a lower risk profile.
- Multiple conditions on Provide Information – Setting a flow for user input has never been easier. Administrators can now set multiple conditions on each page for better control and a smooth user journey through the process.
- Additional date and string functions – This feature set makes life easier with out of the box new functions that help in manipulating data inside Workflows.
For further information, check out the release notes.
Video demos for updates in Identity Director & Password Director 2019.1 and 2019.2
Six short videos demonstrate features and enhancements in recent releases.
Curious to see how recent updates have improved Identity Director and Password Director? Click on the link to download a PowerPoint containing six short videos found at Identity Director & Password Director 2019.1 and 2019.2.
IT ASSET MANAGEMENT
License Optimizer further improves data import options in the general license template
Several changes have been made to help you import data successfully using the General License template. A Download Template link has been added to the Data Source page for all import types, to make it easier to access the template spreadsheets.
The spreadsheet that you can download for a General license import has been updated to include tooltips that describe how to use each column. Also, those columns that require specific allowed values now include those values in drop-downs to help you to avoid entering incorrect values. For more information on these new features, please review the help file.
Easily access web-based apps on new Windows 10 devices
The enterprise-grade web browser in Ivanti Velocity has been powering Android device access to SAP, Oracle and other popular web-based enterprise systems for over three years. Today, as many supply chain businesses refresh forklift-mounted mobile computers with new, Windows 10 vehicle computers, that same Velocity migration experience is ready to simplify your move. In version 2.1.1, we've further integrated the Velocity console with our Rapid platform for easily migration, additional customization options, and more.
- Read more about What’s New in Velocity
- Get the latest release from our Downloads site
- Find documentation and more on our Community
UNIFIED ENDPOINT MANAGEMENT
File Director 2019.1 SP1 fewer bugs, more data
Update for improved stability, enhanced cache management, and new telemetry data.
Key highlights of this release:
- Customer-Identified Bugs – 60% of customer-identified bugs have now been resolved. The list of bugs addressed can be found in the release notes.
- User Cache Management Enhancement – Administrators now have the ability to configure a pause of the user logoff. Pausing the logoff ensures that the user’s local cache is fully in sync with the server copy before the session is closed.
- Telemetry – Basic telemetry data is now included. The data will be collected from each appliance and sent to a secure application insights instance. The following data is collected by File Director:
- Customer name
- License key
- License key count
- Server version number
- Cluster ID
- Appliance hostname
- Support-mode status
See the Release Notes for more information.