The theme of version 5.4.3 is to expand on CurrentWare’s feature set to support enterprise operations. To accomplish this, we focused on 3 major areas of improvements:
Importing users from Active Directory is available in the current version of CurrentWare but it lacks the ability to import organization units. Without OUs, imported users are scattered throughout the cwConsole, making it harder for an administrator to manage when hundreds of users are being imported at once.
In version 5.4.3, we added a new way for administrators to import OUs into the cwConsole. This type of integration will allow administrators to easily manage users from Active Directory on the cwConsole.
We will expand this feature further in v5.5.1 by implementing Active Directory synchronization. With AD sync, any changes to a domain will automatically update on the cwConsole.
After adding device reports to AccessPatrol, our customers request more ways of detecting insider threats without having to launch the cwConsole.
With AccessPatrol’s new email alert feature, administrators can monitor specific computers or users based on file operations and devices accessed.
File operations alerts will detect what files are being copied, created, deleted, renamed or saved as on external devices such as USB and external hard drives
Device accessed alerts will detect the endpoint devices that are being accessed by the end-users. AccessPatrol can detect all devices, unknown devices, blocked devices and devices that are on the allowed list.
Alerts are being sent on a 15-minute interval and will batch all the activities into one single email.
In version 5.4.3, we introduced a few advanced settings that will help larger enterprises enhance their client connections. The client ping time and timeout duration are now configurable on the cwServer’s registry. On top of that, the data upload method can now be modified from sockets to web services to allow better uploads.
With the popularity of AccessPatrol rising recently, our development for v5.4.3 focuses on enhancing data loss prevention.
Here are some of the new updates to the other products
A majority of the bug fixes for this version are related to AccessPatrol’s reports tracking and allowed list.