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 Release notes from 2018




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 Release notes from 2017

December 13, 2017 (Agent 2.5.4.0)

Armor Anywhere agent updates

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated to correct various bugs:

  • Perform better panic recovery in the Agent heartbeat
  • Address scenarios where the Armor service is not installing properly on certain Linux instances
  • Increase client timeout to 60 seconds
  • Set API URL for get-tasks commands

December 5, 2017 (Agent 2.5.3.1)

Armor Anywhere agent updates

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated with the following items:

  • Added Rapid7 Vulnerability Scanning Agent (IR Agent)
  • This agent version exists as an upgrade endpoint for 2.5.0.x/2.5.1.x agents

November 30, 2017 (Agent 2.5.2.1)

Armor Anywhere agent updates

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated with the following item:

  • Added Rapid7 Vulnerability Scanning Agent (IR Agent)

November 17, 2017 (Agent 2.5.1.1)

Armor Anywhere agent updates

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated to correct various bugs:

  • Added a 20-second wait timer to Linux Malware Protection agent installs to address issues where RPM-based Linux distributions are installing too fast for certificate files to get downloaded.

November 8, 2017 (AMP 2.28)

Updated Armor Management Portal (AMP)

The Armor Management Portal (AMP) interface has been updated to be more intuitive and increase user workflow efficiency.

These changes include a design refresh, as well as usability improvements based on user feedback.

Documents in the Armor Knowledge Base have been updated to reflect the updated functionality.


October 25, 2017 (Agent 2.5.1.0)

Armor Anywhere agent updates 

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated to correct various bugs:

  • Panopta manifest file now includes the partner_server_id, preventing conflicts with the overhead Panopta service. This will occur for new registrations.
  • Re-implemented chmod 755 permissions on the /opt/armor directory.  This prevented the remote support service from running in Armor VPC environments. This will occur for new installations.
  • Re-implemented /etc/use_dsa_with_iptables file on new Agent installs.  This file prevents the Trend IDS service from disabling linux IPTables services on installation. This will occur for new installations.

October 23, 2017 (Agent 2.5.0)

Armor Anywhere agent updates

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated with the following features: 

  • Removed dependencies on levelDB
  • Registration command now starts the agent upon completion.  Users no longer need to explicitly start the armor-agent service as a part of the installation process.
  • Linux int system is now identified at registration, and the Armor Agent will utilize the appropriate service.  As a result you may no longer see a /etc/init.d/armor script, but may instead see a /etc/init/armor-agent.conf upstart script or /etc/systemd/system/armor-agent.service systemd script.
  • Armor Agent services can now be started, stopped, and restarted at the CLI (ex, /opt/armor/armor start)
  • Agent can now manually check for an update at the CLI (ex, /opt/armor/armor update)
  • Registration of new Agent is now governed by the Armor Toolbox
  • Panopta is now installed via the Armor Toolbox
  • Panopta manifest file now includes the FQDN field when installed on Armor Complete VPC instances
  • Filebeat is now installed through an armor package into the /opt/armor/filebeat directory
  • remotesupport user in Ubuntu is now added to the wheel group
  • Updated Windows Agent to not use Win32_Product class for agent version checking - was causing excessive audit logging

The Armor Anywhere agent has been updated to correct various bugs:

  • Resolved Windows package update index out of range error
  • Certain subagents no longer listed as installed even after uninstalled
  • Reinstalling the Agent will now recreate the Armor Agent service
  • remotesupport user is now properly unlocked during subagent reinstall

October 16, 2017 (AMP 2.27.2)

Updated support - Amazon Linux 2017.09

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Armor Anywhere now supports Amazon Linux 2017.09. 

To learn more about other compatible operating systems, see Operating System Compatibility.


September 12, 2017 (AMP 2.26)

Updated screen - Malware Protection screen

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Malware Protection screen has been updated to include tooltips.

Malware Protection screen

Malware Protection screen

Malware Protection screen

To learn more about the Malware Protection screen, see Malware Protection (Armor Complete) or Malware Protection (Armor Anywhere)


Updated feature - Virtual machine offerings

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

Armor Complete - Secure Hosting now supports Windows 2016 Standard virtual machines.

To learn about all virtual machine offerings, see Operating system availability and fixed instance offerings.


Updated feature - Firewall rules

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Service Groups section of the Firewall screen, you can now add any type of service and sub-protocol supported by VMware NSX. 

Additionally, the Service Groups screen has been updated to include a column to display these additional services and sub-protocols.

Firewall rules

For a list of supported services and sub-protocols, see Review supported services and sub-protocols.


New feature - Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery)

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

Armor, along with Zerto, now provides a fully managed continuous data replication (disaster recovery) service.

At a high level, this service replicates your resources in a failover site to help you:

  • Troubleshoot during an outage in your primary data center
  • Meet compliance requirements

Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery)

Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery)

Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery)

To learn more, see Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery).


August 31, 2017 (AMP 2.25)

Updated screen - VM Detail screen

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), a newly created virtual machine will continue to be in a Pending status until every feature of the virtual machine has been fully provisioned. As a result, a user cannot perform certain actions on the virtual machine until these features have been provisioned.

Previously, a newly created virtual machine would be in a Powered on status, even if there were pending features to be provisioned. As a result, a user could update the virtual machine, which would cause some compatibility issues with the pending features.

This update will help avoid compatibility issues between the virtual machine and the additional features that have not been fully provisioned.


Updated feature - IP groups and Service groups

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), In the Firewall screen, you can now use special characters to create a new IP Group or Service Group.

Specifically, you can use the following special characters to name a group:

CharacterDescription
-Dash
.Period
_Underscore
/

Forward slash

( )Parenthesis

Updated screens - Security Dashboard, Security Incident, Log Management, and FIM screens

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), tool tips have been added to the following screens:

Security Dashboard

  • A tool tip will explain the different security incident types.

Security Incident

  • Under the Ticket Summary column, a tool tip will explain that a user may not be able to view this incident due to the user's permissions for viewing support tickets and security incidents.

Log Management

  • Under the Last Log Received column, a tool tip will explain that the displayed date and time represent the time that Armor last received logs from the corresponding virtual machine.

Log Management screen

FIM

  • In the header, a tool tip will explain each possible status type.
  • Under the Agent Status column, a tool tip will explain the specific status.

FIM screen

FIM screen


August 16, 2017 (AMP 2.24)

Updated feature - Inviting new users 

When you invite a new user to claim their Armor Management Portal (AMP) account, that user now has 96 hours to create their account.

Previously, new users only had 24 hours to claim and create their account.


New screen - VM Detail screen

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the newly created VM Details screen displays additional information for instances that are installed with the Anywhere agent.

VM Details screen


August 2, 2017 (AMP 2.23)

Updated feature - Log Search screen

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Log Management screen, the Log Search section contains the newly created Source column. This column displays the virtual machine (or instance) that corresponds to the listed log entries.

Source column

Additionally, in the Log Search section, you can now expand log entries that are longer than 200 characters. You can click the plus ( + ) icon to expand and view the JSON version of the log entry.

Expand longer log entries

Expand longer log entries



Updated feature - My Products screen

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the User Details screen, the My Products section now contains a Start Date column. This column displays the date that an add-on product subscription was added to an account.

Additionally, the My Products section now contains a Ticket Number column. This column displays the corresponding support ticket number that was automatically created when you ordered a subscription-based, add-on product. You can click the number to view the support ticket in the Tickets + Notifications screen.


New feature - Solutions Orders screen

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the newly created Solutions Orders screen allows you to view, accept, and respond to open solutions orders from Armor Sales.


June 13, 2017

Updated feature - Log Depot for AWS CloudTrail logs

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can use the existing Log Depot add-on product to collect CloudTrail logs from AWS.

After a successful configuration, the CloudTrail logs will appear in the Log Management screen in AMP.

At a high-level, to collect and view CloudTrail logs, you must:

  • Order the Log Depot add-on product in the Log Management screen.
  • Add an AWS account to Armor in the Cloud Connections screen.
  • Create an S3 bucket and policy in the AWS console.
  • Set up CloudTrail in the AWS console.

To learn how to collect CloudTrail logs, see Collect and view CloudTrail logs in AMP.



New screen - Cloud Connections

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the newly created Cloud Connections screen allows you to sync your public cloud account with AMP.

After a successful sync, the instances for that public account will appear in the Virtual Machines screen in AMP.  Similarly, the Virtual Machines screen has been updated to include new columns to support Amazon EC2 instances.

In this launch, the Cloud Connections screen only supports AWS accounts.
To learn how to sync your AWS account with Cloud Connections, see Cloud Connections.


Add a new public cloud account into AMP

The updated Virtual Machines screen


May 1, 2017

Updated support - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

Armor Complete - Secure Hosting now supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

To learn more about other compatible operating systems, see Pre-deployment considerations for Armor Complete.


April 17, 2017

Updated support - Red Hat Enterprise Linux

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

Armor Complete - Secure Hosting now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.X and 7.X.

To learn more about other compatible operating systems, see Pre-deployment considerations for Armor Complete.


New feature - Interactive Armor API tool

Armor now offers a Swagger-based version of our API documentation, which provides users with a standardized way of visualizing and integrating with the API.

Swagger is a cloud-based tool used to build, deploy, and document APIs. Users can utilize the interactive API tool to test and review API calls before integrating with their own software.

To learn more about the interactive Armor API and the Armor API, see Armor API Guide.


April 10, 2017

Updated support - Amazon Linux  2017.03

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Armor Anywhere - Security now supports Amazon Linux 2017.03.

To learn more about other supported operating systems, see Requirements for Armor Anywhere.


March 28, 2017

New feature - Log Depot

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now order the Log Depot add-on product. Log Depot, as part of the Log and Event Management subagent, allows you to store file-based logs with Armor for up to 13 months.

After you have ordered and configured Log Depot, you can view these logs in the newly created Log Search section in the existing Log Management screen. These logs will be available to view for up to 90 days.

To learn more about Log Depot, see Host Log Collector (Armor Anywhere).

To learn more about Log Management, see Log Management.


Updated feature - Product names for virtual machines

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the product names for virtual machines have been updated in the New Virtual Machine screen.

Previously, virtual machine instances were labeled with an internal code and the operating system, such as T2 - CentOS.

Now, the label has changed to reflect the CPU and Memory aspects of the instance, such as 2x6 - CentOS 6 to indicate 2 CPU and 6GB of memory. This change should make the virtual machine names more user-friendly. 

This update will also appear in future invoices.


March 16, 2017


Updated feature - Security Dashboard

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Security Dashboard has been updated to include interactive and regularly updated widgets.

For Armor Complete - Secure Hosting users, the dashboard displays Security Incidents, which are security-related support tickets.

For Armor Anywhere - Security users, the dashboard displays Security Incidents and Vulnerability Scanning Details.

To learn more about the Security Dashboard, see Health Overview Dashboard (Armor Complete) or Health Overview Dashboard (Armor Anywhere).


New screen - Security Incidents

The Security Incidents screen displays security-related support tickets that are open or in pending status.

To learn more about Security Incidents, see Security Incidents.


New screen - Vulnerability Scanning Details

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Scan Details (Vulnerability Scanning Details) screen was added to enhance the existing Vulnerability Scanning screen.

In the Vulnerability Scanning screen, you can select a specific report, and you will be redirected to the Scan Details (Vulnerability Scanning Details) screen. This screen displays the information from the report in an interactive table. Also, you can click a specific vulnerability to learn how the vulnerability can affect your environment.

Previously, to view vulnerability scanning data, you had to download a report.


To learn more about this screen, see Scan Details (Vulnerability Scanning Details).

Updated feature - Log and Event Management subagent

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

The Armor Anywhere - Security Log and Event Management subagent has been upgraded.

For Windows, the subagent has been upgraded to Filebeat 5.2 and Winglogbeat 5.2.0.

For Linux, the subagent has been upgraded to Filebeat 5.2.

To learn more about the Log and Event Management service, see Service Description: Log and Event Management.


Updated support - Windows 2016

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Armor Anywhere - Security now supports Windows 2016, specifically Standard, Datacenter, and Essentials.

To learn more about other supported operating systems, see Requirements for Armor Anywhere.


Updated support - Ubuntu 16.04

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Armor Anywhere - Security now supports Ubuntu 16.04.

To learn more about other supported operating systems, see Requirements for Armor Anywhere.


Updated feature - Armor Anywhere - Security agent

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

The instructions to update the Armor Anywhere - Security agent have been updated

To learn how to install the agent, see Installation.


 March 2, 2017


Removed feature - Vulnerability RSS feed

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the home page, the RSS feed for vulnerability scanning has been removed. This RSS feed used a now-deprecated Google API, which caused the feed to malfunction. As a result, the entire RSS feed has been removed.


February 16, 2017


New feature - MFA as a phone application (Microsoft Authenticator)

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now use the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) application from Microsoft to authenticate into AMP. Previously, authentication was only available via a phone call. Now, you can download and use the authentication application to access your AMP account, in addition to the phone method.

To learn more about this feature, see Configure MFA as a phone application (Microsoft Authenticator).


Updated feature - MFA phone calls

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now use a phone number with an extension for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Previously, phone extensions, such as 555-555-5555 ext. 555, were not compatible with MFA. Now, you can use phone numbers with extensions, such as office numbers. 



Updated screen - Malware Protection

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the term Anti-Malware has been replaced with the term Malware Protection. Previously, there was some confusion regarding the content that populated this screen. This update makes it clearer the type of information displayed in this screen. 

To learn more about this screen, see Malware Protection.


Updated screen - Log Management Detail

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Log Management Detail screen, a method to select the date range was removed. Previously, there were two methods to select a date range to populate both the graph and table list; however, there was some confusion regarding which date range method applied to the graph and which date range method applied to the table list. Now, one method will be used to populate both the graph and the table list.

Additionally, in the same screen, the date range will default to the current date, with the option to select the previous 90 days. This update is useful because the screen will not load data until you have made a configuration, which will improve the load time of the screen.  

To learn more about this screen, see Log Management.


Updated feature - Notification preferences

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), Armor Anywhere users can now configure their notification preferences. You can configure the type of notification to receive (Ticket, Account, Billing, Technical) and how to receive the notification (AMP Alert, email).

To learn more about notification preferences, see Update notification preferences.


 February 2, 2017


Updated feature - Virtual machines

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), when you delete or downgrade a virtual machine, a message will now display to indicate the date and time frame that this change will take place.

Previously, when you deleted or downgraded a virtual machine, the only information available was the day the change would take place. Now, with more specific information, you can anticipate potential downtime.

To learn how to downgrade a virtual machine, see Resize a virtual machine.


Updated feature - Assigned public IP addresses  

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), when you assign a public IP address to a server, the outbound traffic originating from that server will now be sourced from the assigned public IP address. Previously, the traffic would have been sourced from the public IP address of the gateway. This update allows you to differentiate the traffic leaving you Armor environment so that the traffic can be properly handled at the destination.

To learn more about IP addresses, see IP Address.


Bug Fix - Attachments in Support Tickets

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), some attachments uploaded to a Support Ticket would not open properly, especially if the ticket contained multiple attachments. This has been resolved.



January 17, 2017


Updated screen - Marketplace

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Armor Marketplace screen, you can now purchase Windows Remote Desktop Services.

To learn how to order Windows Remote Desktop Services, see Armor Marketplace.


Updated feature - Tiers

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal, in the Workload Details screen, you can now edit the name of an existing Tier.


Updated Feature - Redeem Invitation screen

In the Redeem Invitation screen, the fields to enter your phone number now include a combined list of country codes and flags in one field.


Updated Feature - Disabled users and corresponding roles

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), when a user is disabled, that user's roles will also be disabled; you cannot add or remove that user's roles.

Previously, a disabled user's roles were configurable. Now, you cannot update a user's role when that user is disabled.


Updated Feature - Display CoreInstance ID

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Virtual Machines screen, the CoreInstance ID is now listed.

The vulnerability scan reports only list the CoreInstance ID, not the name of the virtual machine or server. Now, the Virtual Machines screen in AMP includes an entry for the CoreInstance ID, along the same row as the corresponding virtual machine or server.

To learn more about vulnerability scanning reports, see Vulnerability Scanning (Armor Anywhere).


Bug Fix - Multiple IP addresses

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Virtual Machine Details screen now lists multiple public IP addresses.

Previously, even though the IP Address screen listed two (or more) public IP addresses for a virtual machine, the same information did not appear in the corresponding Virtual Machine Details screen. Now, the Virtual Machine Details screen displays the assigned public IP addresses.





2016

 Release notes from 2016

December 14, 2016


New feature and screen - Vulnerability Scanning

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), Armor Anywhere users can now view internal vulnerability scan reports. This update is part of the Armor Anywhere CORE Services; Armor, along with Tenable, offers compliant, internal vulnerability scanning for your virtual machine or server. 

For basic service information, see Service Description: Internal Vulnerability Scanning.

For information on how to access and view Vulnerability Scan Reports in the Armor Management Portal (AMP), see Vulnerability Scanning (Armor Anywhere).


December 13, 2016


Updated feature - Marketplace

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Armor Marketplace screen, you can now purchase Vulnerability Scanning for Compliance, provided by Coalfire. 

There are three options available to order and purchase: 

  • Navis HIPAA Vulnerability Scans
  • Navis PCI Vulnerability Scans
  • Navis PCI + HIPAA Vulnerability Scans 

To learn how to order Vulnerability Scanning for Compliance, see Armor Marketplace.

To learn how to maintain and configure Vulnerability Scanning for Compliance in the Armor Management Portal (AMP), see Compliance.

To learn about basic product features, see Service Description - Vulnerability Scanning (Navis) (Gen4).


New Screen - Compliance

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Compliance screen displays the vulnerability scanning options that you ordered from the Armor Marketplace.

After you order a vulnerability scanning option the Armor Marketplace, the Compliance screen will be populated. 

Use the Compliance screen to:

  • View the status of the vulnerability scan
  • Upgrade or downgrade your service
  • Access the Navis portal to schedule a scan. 

For more information on the Compliance screen, see Compliance.


Updated features - Anti-Malware and FIM

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Anti-Malware and FIM screens now display real-time scanning.

  • For FIM, real-time scanning is only available for Windows users. 
  • For Anti-Malware, real-time scanning is only available for Windows, RedHat, and CentOS users. 

In the FIM Details screen, in the Last Scan Time box, the term Persistent indicates real-time scanning. 

In the Anti-Malware screen, under Last Scan, the term Persistent indicates real-time scanning. 

In the Anti-Malware Details screen, in the Last Scan Time box, the term Persistent indicates real-time scanning. 


November 17, 2016


Updated screen - Log Management 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Log Management screen, the Date column is now labeled as Last Log Received.  

This update also takes place when you export the log management data into a CSV file. 



Updated screen - Virtual Machines

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Virtual Machines screen, the Security column has been removed.

This update also takes place when you export the log management data into a CSV file.


Updated functionality - User Details

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the User Details screen, the header now contains a gear icon that you can click to enable or disable a user.

The ability to enable or disable a user was already displayed in the header; however, the gear icon was added to be consistent with other screens in AMP. 


Updated functionality - Phone number validation

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the User Details screen, the phone number validation functionality has been updated. 

Previously, you had to enter your phone number without spaces and without special characters. Now, you can enter a phone number in a variety of ways, such as (555) 555-5555, 555 555 5555, 5555555555, etc. 


Updated feature - Invoices

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), invoices for Armor Marketplace add-on products will now contain the name of the add-on product. 

Previously, these invoices only contained the SKU code for the purchased add-on product. 

Additionally, these invoices will now categorize each add-on product into one of the following categories: 

  • Instance
  • Appliance
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Disk
  • Network
  • Other

Updated feature - Support Tickets

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), migrated users can now view old Support Tickets from my.armor.com.

Previously, AMP did not contain any Support Tickets from my.armor.com. Now, if you are a migrated customer, you have the ability to access your Support Tickets from my.armor.com


November 10, 2016


Updated screen – User Details 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now view and update a user’s role and permission from the User Details screen.

Previously, to view and update a user's role and permission, you had to search for the desired role from the Roles and Permissions screen, and then locate the desired user. Now, you can view and update a user's role and permission from the User Details screen.  


Updated functionality - Edit a name 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now use the gear icon to change the name of a role, virtual appliance, or workload. Previously, you had to click the pencil icon, and then hit Enter to edit and save a name. 


Updated terminology - Virtual data centers

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the terminology used to describe virtual data centers has changed. 

Previously, terminologies such as US Central and FW01T01-VC01 were used to describe the virtual data centers. Now, simpler terms such as DFWPHXAMSLHR, and SIN are used. 


November 7, 2016


New feature - Filebeat

For Linux users, Filebeat will now be used for Log Management. 

For more information about Log Management, see Service Description: Log and Event Management and Log Management.


October 25, 2016


Updated screen - Virtual Machines 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Virtual Machines screen has been updated with new functionality. 

You can now use this screen to create and configure the following virtual appliances / Marketplace add-on products: 

  • Load Balancer

  • Backup & Recovery Server

  • Persistent Data Encryption Manager

  • Advanced WAF 

Additionally, the Virtual Machines screen now contains a column entry named Type. This entry displays the type of Armor product listed in the table. 


Updated screen - Marketplace

In the Armor Management Portal, the Marketplace has been updated with new add-on products.  

Now, the Marketplace contains the following virtual appliances: 

  • Backup and Recovery Agent

  • Persistent Data Encryption Agent

  • Load Balancer

  • Backup and Recovery Server

  • Persistent Data Encryption Manager

  • Advanced WAF

For a complete list of available add-on products, see View available add-on products


New Roles  / API calls

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), new permissions are now available to add to your roles.

These new permissions mostly offer functionality for the Marketplace screen and Virtual Machines screen.  

For a complete list of permissions, see Review available permissions.


Updated feature - Anywhere Host (Armor agent)

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the label Anywhere Host is now called CORE Defense. Informally, CORE Defense is also known as the Armor Agent


New feature - Invoice Details

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now access the Invoices Details screen to view a summary of a specific invoice. 

Additionally, you can export and download a specific invoice. 

For more information, see Invoices + Payments


October 12, 2016


New feature - Winlogbeats

For Windows users, Winlogbeats will now be used for Log Management. Linux users will continue to use Logstash.

For more information about Log Management, see Service Description: Log and Event Management and Log Management.


Updated operating system support

Armor now supports Amazon Linux 2016.09.

For a complete list of supported operating systems, see Pre-deployment considerations for Armor Complete or Requirements for Armor Anywhere.


October 4, 2016


Updated feature - 24-hour password limit

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), after an account administrator has changed a user's password, that user can immediately change their password.

Previously, after a password reset, a user had to wait 24 hours to change their password again. Now, when an account administrator changes a user's password, that user can bypass the 24-hour limit and immediately change their password.

This update helps ensure the security of the user's account.


New feature - Schedule a virtual machine to be deleted 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now schedule a virtual machine to be deleted at the end of the billing cycle.

Previously, you had to contact Armor Support to schedule a date to delete your virtual machine. 

For more information, see Delete a virtual machine.

Armor recommends that you configure your account to receive Technical notifications. This notification will remind you that your virtual machine will be deleted. This notification will take place 72 hours and 24 hours before the event takes place.

To learn how to sign up for a notification, see Update notification preferences.  


New feature - Resize a virtual machine (Upgrade or downgrade a virtual machine)

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now upgrade or downgrade a virtual machine.

Previously, you had to contact Armor Support to request this change. 

If you upgrade a virtual machine, the changes will take place immediately. You will receive a pro-rated charge in your next bill. 

If you downgrade, the changes will take place at the end of the billing cycle. 

Armor recommends that you configure your account to receive Technical notifications. This notification will remind you that your virtual machine will be downgraded. This notification will take place 72 hours and 24 hours before the event takes place.

To learn how to sign up for a notification, see Update notification preferences.  

For more information on how to resize a virtual machine, see Resize a virtual machine


Updated feature - Private IP addresses 

In the Armor User Interface (AMP), you can now view and assign multiple private IP addresses to a single virtual machine.

Previously, the IP Addresses screen only showed the IP addresses that you owned. Now, you can see all the available IP addresses in your network, including the IP addresses that are already assigned to a virtual machine. 

The IP Addresses screen now includes two tabs: Private and Public. Additionally, each IP address contains a descriptive label: 

  • R - Reserved 

  • U - Unassigned

  • P - Assigned Primary 

  • S - Assigned Secondary

For more information, see Assign an available private IP address


Updated feature - Firewall rules

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Firewall screen now contains an entry in the table to display if a rule is enabled or disabled.  

Previously, you had to click the gear icon to see if the rule was enabled or disabled. 

For more information, see Firewall Rules


New feature - Security Digest emails

Every Armor Management Portal (AMP) user will receive a Security Digest email that summarizes the activities of their AMP account. The emails will be sent once a month, beginning on November 1. 


New feature - Technical notifications

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now configure your account to receive notifications for technical-related events, such as when a virtual machine is going to be deleted. 

To learn how to receive technical notifications, see Update notification preferences


New screen - Marketplace 

In the Armor Management Portal, you can now use the Marketplace screen to view and order available add-on products.  

Previously, you had to contact Armor to order an add-on product. Now, you can use the Marketplace screen to begin the purchase process.

When you select an add-on product, a ticket will be automatically submitted to Armor Support. Additionally, the billing process will automatically begin.

This screen is only available to Armor Complete users.

For more information, see Armor Marketplace.


New screen - My Products

In the Armor Management Portal, you can now use the My Products screen to view and manage your add-on product subscriptions. 

This screen directly relates to the purchases made in the Marketplace

For more information, see Armor Marketplace.



September 15, 2016


Updated feature - Switching accounts

In the Armor Management Portal, you can now switch accounts while inside a specific screen to view data for the newly switched account. 

For example, if you are in the Virtual Machines screen for Account 1, you can switch to Account 2, and then the screen will refresh to the Virtual Machines screen for Account 2. 

Previously, when you switched accounts, you were redirected to the home screen. 

This functionality does not apply when you switch to an account that does not contain the same resources. For example, if you are in the VM Detail screen for Virtual Machine A under Account 1, and then you switch to Account 2, you will be redirected to the Virtual Machines screen because Account 2 does not contain Virtual Machine A.

For more information, see Switch to another user account


Updated functionality - Drop-down account menu

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the top, right drop-down menu has changed. You can use this menu to:

  • Switch accounts
  • Access your account's settings
  • Logout



September 6, 2016


New screen - Invoices

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can access the Invoices screen to view paid and unpaid invoices. Additionally, you can export invoices into a CSV file. 

For more information, see Invoices + Payments.


New feature - Billing notification

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now receive notifications for billing-related events. Specifically, you will receive a notification when an invoice has posted. 

For more information on how to receive notifications, see Configure notification preferences


New feature - Chat with Sales

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now chat with Armor Sales. Armor Sales is available via chat from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Central Standard Time. 

To chat with Armor Sales: 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the top bar, click the chat () icon.

  2. Select Chat with Sales


Updated feature - Remove a user from your account

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now remove a user from your account. Previously, you were only able to disable a user. 

You must first disable a user, and then you can remove a user from an account. 

A user cannot remove himself/herself from an account; only account administrators can perform this action.

When you remove a user from an account, you will also disable their SSL/VPN account and MFA account. 

For more information, see Remove a user from an account.


New function - Email notification for phone change

When you change your phone number in the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you will now receive an email. This email will simply state that you changed your phone number. If you did not change your phone number, you should contact Armor immediately upon receiving this email. 

To learn how to contact Armor, see Subscribe to account notifications and contact Armor Support.


Updated feature - Phone number

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Phone Number drop-down menu in the User Information screen now contains the country flag and country code. Previously, this section only contained the country's abbreviation. 

 


Updated feature - Phone number

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the User Details screen no longer contains an entry for Secondary Phone and Mobile Phone. Now, the screen simply lists one phone number entry.  


Updated feature - Security Questions

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Security + Authentication screen no longer contains the Security Questions section. 


New feature - Reset a password via SMS

You can now choose to reset a forgotten password via SMS. Previously, you could only reset a forgotten password via email. 

To learn how to reset a password via SMS, see


Updated feature - Account expiration after 90 days

A user account will be removed from the Armor Management Portal (AMP) after 90 days of inactivity. 

A user will not receive an email to notify that their account has expired. 


Updated feature - Expanded log retention

In the Log Management screen, you can now expanded log retention for up to 13 months. Previously, to retain logs beyond 90 days, you had to contact Armor support. 

For more information about the log retention, see Configure log retention plan.


Updated feature - Remove invited users

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can now delete users that are in an invited status. Previously, you were unable to delete users that were in an invited status. 

This feature is only available to users with the Write Identity permission. 

For more information, see Remove a newly created / invited user from your account

 



 August 11, 2016


New screen - Patching Details 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Patching Detail screen was added. This screen displays the information about the latest updates applied to your virtual machine. 

You can now select a specific virtual machine to view the corresponding Patch details. 

For more information, see View Patching details


 July 19, 2016


New screen - FIM Details

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the FIM Details screen was added. This screen displays the File Integrate Monitoring events for your virtual machine.

You can now select a specific virtual machine to view the corresponding FIM details. An FIM event includes any change that takes place within critical files. These events may or may not represent suspicious activities. 

For more information, see FIM Details screen.


New screen - Anti-Malware Details

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Anti-Malware Details screen was added. This screen displays the malware that has been detected in your virtual machine.

You can now select a specific virtual machine to view the corresponding Malware details.

For more information, see Anti-Malware Details screen.


Updated screen - Virtual Machines and Anti-Malware

Previously, there was a sync issue for the name of the virtual machines that appeared in the Virtual Machines screen and Anti-Malware screen. Now, the name of the virtual machines match on both screens.


Updated screen - Virtual Machines and Anti-Malware

Previously, there was a sync issue for deleted virtual machines in the Virtual Machines screen and the Anti-Malware screen. Now, when you delete a virtual machine from the Virtual Machines screen, that same virtual machine will also be removed from the Anti-Malware screen. 






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