Changelog

Follow up on the latest improvements andΒ updates.

RSS

Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Summary data for Users and RCs on the Overview Dashboard for MSPs now excludes cancelled subscriptions to better align with current status
  • Fixed a display bug that did not show the Release Channel field on RC Details panel for Read-only users.
  • Corrected an issue on the Data Explorer - by User reporting that incorrectly displayed an Upgrade message to Education customers when they should have access to the feature.
  • Tweaked the Organization selector for MSP customers to require a click to open and close instead of hovers

improved

Android Roaming Client

February 21, 2024 - Android RC v1.20.4

A new version of the Android RC has been released and is available for download or update in the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dnsfilter.androidfilter
Changes
  • Prompt added disclosing data collected by the roaming client
Improved πŸ› οΈ
  • Adding Sites via CSV import (
    Deployments
    β†’
    Sites
    ) now supports External ID attributes. Additionally, while Policies are required, a block page ID is optional as the new site will be assigned the Default Appearance unless specified. Review how to leverage the import feature as well as an updated sample file in our Help Docs.
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • We've updated the DNSFilter dashboard login behavior to fix an issue that could incorrectly redirect a user navigating to their SSO Vanity URL to the default DNSFilter login page.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing Scheduled Reports from being sent to certain customers that had transitioned from DNSFilter to distributor billing.
  • Corrected a display issue on Insights and AppAware reporting pages that excluded up to 1 hour from the "last 24 hours" filter.
Note
This release was originally scheduled for February 6th, 2024 and release notes were temporarily published earlier.
The latest version of Windows RC, v1.12.0, is now beginning roll-out via auto-update in the Production release channel.
Please see our status page for more details as rollout expands in the coming weeks.

improved

fixed

Web App

API

Data Export

January 24, 2024 App & Data Export Release

Improved πŸ› οΈ
  • Data Export for Splunk and other HTTP Event Collector integrations now includes a setting to configure file compression for the exported data. The default setting enables compression, if your target platform doesn't support compression you can edit your Data Export configuration to disable compression.
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Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent email notifications of Query Log CSV exports from being sent
  • Updated API documentation to correct a mislabeled attribute for the BlockedURLs endpoint
A new version of the Windows RC is now available in the Production release channel for New Installs. This version can be downloaded from the dashboard at
Deployments
β†’
Roaming Clients
β†’
Install.
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Auto-update rollout should begin within 1-2 weeks, please refer to our release status page for the latest available versions in both Beta and Production channels.
Included in WinRC v.1.12.0
Bug Fixes πŸͺ²
  • Windows RC has been updated with improved compatibility when running on machines that also leverage virtualized platforms or technologies that previously could conflict with DNSFilter and it's use of Port 53. Improvements should be seen when using Hyper-V, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and Docker or Windows Sandbox containers.
  • Fixed an issue in the Dashboard that could prevent a Global Policy from being applied if it was applied to versions 1.10.3 & 1.10.5.

improved

fixed

Web App

January 9, 2024 App Release

Improved πŸ› οΈ
  • MSPs can now optionally configure emails sent to their Dashboard users to be from @dnsfilter.com instead of the default "netalerts.io" address. Setting can found in the new Email Configuration section on
    MSP β†’ Whitelabel
    .
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Loading times to view roaming client details from
    Deployments
    β†’
    Roaming Clients
    β†’
    Manage
    β†’
    Edit
    have been reduced to speed up display of the details panel.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Google sign-on users from reactivating their previously cancelled account.
  • Updated API documentation to include missing parameters from IP Address verify endpoint
  • For MSP suborgs, the count of Sites, Users etc that is assigned to a Policy (visible from
    Policies
    β†’
    Filtering
    ) has been corrected to display counts from the suborg only, and not from across the parent organization.

new

improved

Mac Roaming Client

Beta

December 19, 2023 macOS RC v1.7.0 Beta Release

Multiple Release Channels πŸ””
A new version of the macOS RC is now available via the Beta channel. This version can be downloaded from the dashboard
Deployments
β†’
Roaming Clients
β†’
Install.
Additionally, your existing RCs can be configured to receive the Beta release via auto-update by modifying its Release Channel from
Roaming Clients
β†’
Manage
.
170 macOS
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For more details on Release Channels and the current versions available for both Beta and Production channels, check out our help docs.
Included in macOS v.1.7.0
Improvements πŸ› οΈ
  • macOS RC has been updated with improved compatibility when joining networks that utilize Captive Portals that require logging in or accept terms before granting access to the Internet (commonly seen with hotels, airlines, coffee shops).
Previously these networks could prevent DNSFilter from operating as excepted as resolution of the captive portal was intercepted. The RC should now intelligently notice when connected to such a network and allow local resolution to the captive portal and then redirecting back to DNSFilter resolution once the connection is established.
We are continuing to gather feedback from the wide variety of captive portals and have seen some cases where the user needs to open the Safari browser and navigate to before successfully redirecting. Please share any feedback if you experience difficulties connecting while running v1.7.0
Multiple Release Channels πŸ””
A new version of the Windows RC is now available via the Beta channel. This version can be downloaded from the dashboard from
Deployments
β†’
Roaming Clients
β†’
Install.
Additionally, your existing RCs can be configured to receive the Beta release via auto-update by modifying its Release Channel from
Roaming Clients
β†’
Manage
.
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CleanShot 2023-12-14 at 10
For more details on Release Channels and the current versions available for both Beta and Production channels, check out our help docs.
Included in WinRC v.1.12.0
Bug Fixes πŸͺ²
  • Windows RC has been updated with improved compatibility when running on machines that also leverage virtualized platforms or technologies that previously could conflict with DNSFilter and it's use of Port 53. Improvements should be seen when using Hyper-V, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and Docker or Windows Sandbox containers.
  • Fixed an issue in the Dashboard that could prevent a Global Policy from being applied if it was applied to versions 1.10.3 & 1.10.5.
Please share your feedback and any issues experienced on the new beta version with our Support or Product teams.
New πŸ””
  • New Content Category -
    Generative AI Tools
    is now available for all Policies. With this category (enabled at
    Policy
    β†’
    Categories
    ) customers can now block all Gen AI tools with 1 setting.
  • The latest detection model from the DNSFiler Labs team is now available for all Policies.
    Malicious Domain Protection
    can be enabled under
    Policy
    β†’
    Advanced
    β†’
    Extra Settings
    (https://help.dnsfilter.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500008111241-Extra-Settings). This feature leverages new ML capabilities to identify risky domain strings to secure against domain generation algorithms (DGA) and other threat vectors.
Bugs 🐞
  • Client Name column for RC Manage page (
    Deployments
    β†’
    Roaming Clients
    β†’
    Manage
    ) no longer cuts off longer names and is now resizable
  • Restored access to "by User" reporting on Data Explorer for Education subscriptions.
  • Users filter on the AppAware report (
    Reporting
    β†’
    AppAware
    ) has been updated with the correct Users list from roaming clients or collections.
  • Fixed an issue on Data Explorer for MSP organizations that would not display sub-organization data when applying a second breakdown (such as by Category). Data should now match in both MSP level and sub-org level reports.
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