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July 13, 2018 (AMP 2.38)

Updated feature - Advanced Backup

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Advanced Backup screen has been updated.

When you create a policy, additional frequencies have been added to help you customize a specific snapshot frequency; you can now create a policy in hours, days, months, and years. With these updated frequencies options, you can create multiple backup schedules.

Additional retention configurations

Additionally, for fileset protection, you can add offsite replication to your policy. This feature stores copies of your snapshots in another physical location, which you can retrieve in case the copies in your local machine are not accessible or usable.

Offsite replication storage

Also, the Policies section has been updated to include detailed information under the name of the policy.

Updated Policies section


To use this screen, you must add the following permissions to your account:

  • Read Advanced Backup Plans
  • Read Advanced Backup
  • Read Advanced Backup Vms
  • Write Advanced Backup
  • Create Advanced Backup Policy
  • Read Advanced Backup Policy
  • Read Advanced Backup Snapshots
  • Refresh Advanced Backup Snapshots
  • Remove Advanced Backup
  • Request Advanced Backup Restore
  • Update Advanced Backup Policy
  • Commit Advanced Backup Restore
  • Refresh Advanced Backup Snaphots
  • Restore from Backup

To learn more see, Advanced Backup.


New screen - Dynamic Threat Blocking

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can use the newly crated Dynamic Threat Blocking screen to research the safety of specified IP addresses.

Perform an IP lookup

Additionally, you can use this information to create a rule to allow (whitelist) or block (blacklist).

Create an IP rule

To fully use this screen, you must add the following permission to your account:

  • Read Dynamic Threat Blocking Rule(s)
  • Write Dynamic Threat Blocking Rule(s)
  • Write Dynamic Threat Blocking Rule Never Expire IP
  • Read Dynamic Threat Blocking(s).

To learn more about this screen, see Dynamic Threat Blocking (Armor Complete) or Dynamic Threat Blocking (Armor Anywhere).


June 26, 2018 (AMP 2.37)

Updated screen - Log Management

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Summary section of the Log Management screen, you can use the newly created Daily Log Storage Usage graph to view the amount of logs that Armor has collected.

Hover over a specific day to view the specific amount of collected logs; you can use this information to estimate log collection cost.

Updated screen - Log Management

For more information, see Log Management (Armor Complete) or Log Management (Armor Anywhere).


Updated screen - Log Management

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Sources section of the Log Management screen, you can now add a log collection source.

By default, you can already configure:

  • Fortiweb WAF
  • SecureSphere WAF

Add a connected source

Additionally, in this screen, you can request Armor to support a new type of log collector.

For more information, see Log Management (Armor Complete) or Log Management (Armor Anywhere).


Updated screen - Log Management

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the newly updated Retention Plan section of the Log Management screen, you can now upgrade your log retention plan from 30 days to 13 months.

Additionally, this section contains a graph that projects future log collection, which you can use to estimate log collection costs.

Total Log Storage graph

For more information, see Log Management (Armor Complete) or Log Management (Armor Anywhere)

For additional clarification on the Log Retention Plan update, see Log Management Product & Pricing Update - FAQs.


New feature - Log Collector

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can configure an existing virtual machine to become a log collecting device. Afterwards, you can view the collected logs in the Log Management screen.

Log Collector for Complete

To learn more, see Log Collector (Armor Complete).


New feature - API tokenization

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the newly created API Keys section, you can create an API key, which you can use as part of the login process for the Armor API system.

This feature includes the following new permissions: 

  • API Keys All Read
    • This permission allows you to view API keys that have been created. 
  • API Keys All Delete
    • This permission allows you to delete an API key. 
  • API Keys Self Manag
    • This permission allows you to create an API key. 

To learn more, see Log into Armor API.


June 6, 2018 (AMP 2.36)

Updated feature - Billing notifications

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Billing notification option has been updated to include the following notification types:

  • A user will receive a notification before a payment method expires.
  • A user will receive a notification when an invoice is past due.
  • A user will receive a notification when a payment has been processed.

For more information, see Update notification preferences.


May 9, 2018 (AMP 2.35 and Agent 2.5.6)

New feature - Pre-installation scripts for the Anywhere agent

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Before you install the Anywhere agent, you can now run a pre-installation script to verify that your environment is compatible with Armor Anywhere. You can use these scripts to avoid a potentially problematic installation.

Pre-installation script for Windows

Pre-installation script for Linux

To learn more about the pre-installation script, see Requirements for Armor Anywhere or Installation.


Updated feature - Installation scripts for the Anywhere agent

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

The scripts to download and install the Anywhere agent have been updated for Windows and Linux operating systems. While these changes are displayed in the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can also refer to the Armor Knowledge Base for updated instructions.

Updated Windows installation scripts

Updated Linux installation scripts

To learn more, see Installation.

This update does not affect users who have already installed the Anywhere agent.

Updated support - Oracle Linux

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Armor Anywhere now supports Oracle Linux 6.X and 7.X.

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

To learn how to download and install the Anywhere agent for Oracle Linux, see Complete the onboarding process and install the Armor Anywhere agent (Linux).


Updated support - Amazon Linux

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

Armor Anywhere now supports Amazon Linux 2018.03.

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

To learn how to download and install the Anywhere agent for Amazon Linux, see Complete the onboarding process and install the Armor Anywhere agent (Linux).


Updated feature - Invoices

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Invoices + Payments screen, the layout of an invoice has been updated to display the rates and corresponding units for specific add-on products.

For example, if you use Log Management, then in the invoice you may see $1.70 as the rate and GB as the unit. This information will indicate that you are being charged $1.70 per gigabyte.

Updated Invoice

To learn more about invoices, see Invoices + Payments.


April 10, 2018 (AMP 2.34)

Updated feature - Monitoring section

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), the Monitoring section within the Virtual Machine details screen has been updated to include a calendar icon. You can use this icon to display historical data for CPU and memory usage.

To learn more about virtual machines, see Virtual Machines.


Updated feature - Moving virtual machines to different workloads

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Workloads screen, you can now move virtual machines to different workloads. 

Move a virtual machine to a different workload

Move a virtual machine to an existing workload

To learn how to move a virtual machine to an existing workload, see Move a virtual machine to a different workload.


New feature - Advanced Backup

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can use the Advanced Backup add-on product to take backups of your virtual machines. (These backups are also known as a snapshot.) In the event of data loss, you can use these snapshots to restore your virtual machine to a previous state. These snapshots will be stored with Armor, based on the retention configurations you create in the backup policy.  


To learn more, see Advanced Backup.


Updated feature - Vulnerability Scan Detail

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Vulnerability Scanning details screen, you can download a report of the weekly scan.

Export report

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


March 6, 2018 (AMP 2.33.1)

Updated feature - SSL VPN client

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the SSL VPN screen, when you download the SSL VPN client for Windows, the client will download as a .zip file.

Previously, the client for Windows would download as a .exe file. 

To learn more about the SSL VPN screen, see SSL VPN.


March 1, 2018 (AMP 2.33)

Updated feature - Virtual machine passwords

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), when you create a virtual machine, you must create a password to access the virtual machine. This password must include a special character. In this release, you can only use the following special characters:

  • !
  • @
  • #
  • $
  • %
  • ^
  • *
  • (
  • )
  • {
  • }
  • [
  • ]

Updated password requirements

To learn more about virtual machines, see Virtual Machines.


Updated feature - Searching for collected logs

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Log Management screen, you can now search for logs that were collected from the previous 30 days. After 30 days, logs will not be available to search, unless you have upgraded to the 13-month log retention rate.

To learn about the Log Management screen, see Log Management (Armor Complete) or Log Management (Armor Anywhere).


Updated feature - Invoices

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Invoices + Payments screen, the layout of the invoices has been updated to include:

  • Purchase Order (PO) number
  • Account ID
  • Descriptive notes for credits and discounts

To learn more about invoices, see Invoices + Payments.


Bug fix - Export firewall data

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management (AMP), in the Firewall screen, there was an issue with exporting firewall rules. This issue has been resolved.


Bug fix - Display private IP addresses

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the Virtual Machine details screen, there was an issue with displaying the virtual machine's corresponding private IP address. This issue has been resolved.


January 17, 2018 (AMP 2.32)

Updated feature and screen - Security Dashboard

The Security Dashboard has been updated to include new widgets to describe the overall health status of your virtual machine. Scores from a variety of resources are gathered and calculated to help you understand the overall status of your virtual machine. The Security Dashboard will be known as the Health Overview screen.  

Health Overview (top screen)

Health Overview (bottom screen)

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


New screen - Protection

To enhance the updated Security Dashboard screen, the newly created Protection screen displays information regarding the stability of the Armor agent and the corresponding subagents. This information can be used to ensure that all agents are working properly.

Protection screen

To learn more, see Protection Dashboard (Armor Complete) or Protection Dashboard (Armor Anywhere).


New screen - Detection

To enhance the updated Security Dashboard screen, the newly created Detection screen displays information regarding the incoming activity of Armor services. You can use this information to determine if Armor is receiving the necessary data to perform useful security checks for your environment.  

Detection screen

To learn more, see Detection Dashboard (Armor Complete) or Detection Dashboard (Armor Anywhere).


New screen - Response

To enhance the updated Security Dashboard screen, the newly created Response screen displays information regarding the response time to security-focused support tickets (Security Incidents) between you and Armor. 

Response screen

To learn more, see Response Dashboard (Armor Complete) or Response Dashboard (Armor Anywhere).


New feature and screen - Log Collector

This topic only applies to Armor Anywhere users.

You can use the newly created Log Collector feature and screen to configure your instances to forward logs to the Armor Mangement Portal (AMP).

Within AMP, Armor will securely store, review and analyze supported log types.

Log Collection Service

To learn more, see Log Collector (Armor Complete).


Updated feature - Invoices

This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

The layout of an invoice has been updated to clearly display the following information:

  • The friendly name and ID of a virtual machine
  • The IP address associated with a virtual machine
  • The username associated with an SSL VPN download
  • The cost by virtual machine
  • The cost by workload

Updated invoice layout

The updated layout also appears when you export an invoice.

To learn more, see Invoices + Payments.





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