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Detailed Category Report
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Category names are now clickable on your traffic reports on the Insights page. The clickable categories allow you access to the detailed category reports page. This page is focused on the selected category displaying data for the category on a time-series graph and a table report that displays breakdown for domains, application, user, collection, and roaming clients in the selected category.
Multi-category displays with links to category reports
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Domains in multiple categories are not left out in the new category reporting. You can click on the category summary for the domain under the CATEGORIES column to display a bubble that shows all categories. Any category in this bubble can then be clicked to navigate to its detailed category report.
Other news
  • MAC Addresses are back in endpoint reports on the Insights page
  • Improved shortcut links on
    Top 5 sites
    section on the Insights page
new
Block Trackers on your browsers
You can now block e-commerce websites, social media websites, and any other website that uses different techniques to track users’ activities online. With the new
Trackers
category you can easily block these with a click of a button!
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Export your DNS Query Logs in CSV format
We noticed that you have been having issues using the CSV export functionality to export your query logs. We have fixed this issue, and you can now successfully export your query logs in CSV format.
CSV Downloads
View Insights Reporting over the last 24hours
We have switched the “Today” filter on the Insights Reporting page to “Last 24 hours”. This new filter option allows you to query reports of activities that have taken place within the last 24hours to when you’re visiting the Insights page. We believe that this better reflects the most current daily information coverage you would like to access.
A bug was also noticed on the time series “Request over time” report. The reporting starts a day earlier than when the customer started using the service. This has been fixed.
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Get full domain reports from your Insights page with Clickable domains
You can now click on a domain on the Insights page to view the report of its subdomains. Before now, you could see all domains (subdomains included) for a specific Roaming client, Category, User, or Collection but not for a specific domain. With clickable domains, you can now click on a domain and see all subdomains related to that call.
MSPs would need to select an organization first to enable clickable domains, regular users do not have to do this.
Other news
  • The
    Total expected user count
    selection list on the trial signup form has been updated with new ranges (1 - 50, 1000 - 5000, and 5000+).
  • The help message on Roaming Client installation options for Whitelabel domains no longer contains the part that references DNSFilter.
  • We noticed some inconsistencies in the summary metrics on the Overview and Reporting pages. This has been fixed.
  • The
    404
    error encountered when switching to an organization’s profile from its MSP page has now been fixed. The organization’s profile displays as expected.
  • The
    Lan Subnets
    tab on the
    Relays
    page displaying incorrect IP addresses for the
    From/To
    columns and edit form has been fixed to display the correct values.
  • The graph for the
    Last 24 hours
    filter option on the Insights page now displays data points at every 15-minute interval.
  • Error messages for the
    Lan subnet
    form on the Relays page now display underneath their respective form fields. This is an improvement on the previous error display which displays on the top-right corner of the screen with no context regarding where the error occurred.
new
Windows Roaming Client
Web App
Introducing Insights Reporting
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We understand your desire for a way to dive deeper into the data your networks are generating and have thus released
Insights Reporting
. Insights Reporting combines the best features of our existing reports into a single reporting dashboard.
Insights Reporting, available on the
Reporting -> Insights
page, gives you visibility into network data that is being generated on your networks 24/7. Some of the benefits you will get from Insights include:
  • Ability to drill down network data to explore DNS traffic from specific users and computers
  • Ability to compare historical activity across all roaming computers and network sites
  • Clear visibility into your entire DNS footprint
All these and many more come in a simplified user interface that consolidates multiple reports in a single view.
To learn more about what we released on Insights, you can check out the following articles on our blog:
Redesigned Overview page provides immediate, intelligent data as soon as you login!
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We want to make sure you’re greeted with the most important information immediately after you login, so we swung into action and gave the Overview page a design overhaul to provide you with quick and useful data on how your sites are performing. Some of the new reporting features added to the Overview page include:
  • A list of top domains
  • Summary metrics for Allowed Requests, Block Requests, and Identified threats
  • Summary metrics for Sites, Users, Roaming Clients, and Sync tools.
  • Graphical views for Allowed Requests, Blocked Requests, and Identified threats data
  • A Geographic map for viewing location-based data
  • ...and many more.
Other news
  • A new and improved product onboarding tour is now available to new users
  • On the Insights page, you can now hover on the “Top 3 active organizations” summary insights and click on any of the metrics to view the breakdown of each of the top 3 organizations.
  • On Windows Roaming Clients, you can now toggle the
    VPN Improvements
    feature on/off.
  • The user counts field on the trial signup page has been switched to a select dropdown with different user count options.
Bug Fixes
The following identified bugs have been fixed:
  • Broken
    documentation
    link on the Sync tools page
  • Threat data lines not showing and deselected on the time-series graph on the Insights report page
  • The site covers “close” icon on the “Geo Activity” map of the overview page covers the name of the site
  • Clicking on the charts on the Overview page does not navigate to the Insights reporting
  • Threats category selection using the Threats link does not persist to the next clicked graph
  • Organizations dropdown for selecting a particular organization does not disappear when you click anywhere on the current page
Windows Roaming Client v1.7
new
Windows Roaming Client
Added FIPS compliance to the Windows Roaming Client.
The FIPS standard is published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST. This setting in Windows complies with the US government FIPS 140 standard. When it’s enabled, it forces Windows to only use FIPS-validated encryption schemes and advises applications to do so, as well.
Windows Roaming Client v1.6
new
Windows Roaming Client
Action Required: Update Windows Roaming Client
What is changing?
As part of good security practice, DNSFilter rotates our “certificate of authenticity” for our Windows applications every three years. This certificate gives you validation that no tampering has taken place in the code, and you can safely install them on your systems.
Because the old certificate expires on March 15th, 2021 at 2pm EDT, it is important that you are running the newest version of these tools to maintain continuity.
It is imperative that you utilize the latest version of the Roaming Client so that Windows continues to recognize them as trusted applications.
What do I need to do?
The Windows Roaming Client is set to update automatically by default.
If auto-update is enabled for your account, you do not need to take any action
. You can click here to verify your auto-update setting (Or navigate in the dashboard to Deployments > Roaming Clients > Settings).
However,
if you have disabled auto-update
, you must either turn auto-update ON by March 11th for your organization(s), or download Windows Roaming Client v1.6 and install it.
Thank you for keeping your organization secure, and partnering with us to make the internet a safer place for your users.
AD Sync Tool 2.1
new
Active Directory Sync Tool
Action Required: Update Active Directory Sync Tool
What is changing?
As part of good security practice, DNSFilter rotates our “certificate of authenticity” for our Windows applications every three years. This certificate gives you validation that no tampering has taken place in the code, and you can safely install them on your systems.
Because the old certificate expires on March 15th, 2021 at 2pm EDT, it is important that you are running the newest version of these tools to maintain continuity.
It is imperative that you utilize the latest version of the Active Directory Sync Tool so that Windows continues to recognize them as trusted applications.
What do I need to do?
The AD sync tool is set to update automatically by default.
If auto-update is enabled for your account, you do not need to take any action
. You can click here to verify your auto-update setting (Or navigate in the dashboard to Deployments > Sync Tools > Settings).
However,
if you have disabled auto-update
, you must either turn auto-update ON by March 11th for your organization(s), or download AD Sync Tool v2.1 and install it.
Thank you for keeping your organization secure, and partnering with us to make the internet a safer place for your users.
API 2020-12-16
new
improved
fixed
API
  • Feature: Insights Reporting - all organizations endpoint
  • Feature: Insights Reporting - sites reports endpoints
  • Feature: Global Block Pages for MSPs endpoints
  • Feature: add pagination and search to agent_local_users endpoint (Deployments\Users listing)
  • Feature: add support for “parent collection/group” from Active Directory
  • Improvement: improve performance of the Active Directory sync endpoint
  • Improvement: only sync changes (differential sync) from Active Directory Sync Tool
  • Improvement: sync managed users on background job to improve performance
  • Improvement: streamline user creation when using MFA
  • Bug Fix: removed subscription warning for legacy education plan
APP 1.20.0 (2020-12-16)
new
improved
fixed
Web App
  • Feature: Global Block Page feature
  • Feature: display subscription alerts for MSPs
  • Improvement: new columns for Username and Hostname on Users list
  • Improvement: added pagination in Deployments\Users list
  • Improvement: added search by name on Deployments\Users
  • Improvement: allow/block list csv import only new values
  • Bug Fix: Education Plan billing 250 license minimum corrected
  • Bug Fix: managed collections crashing browser
  • Bug Fix: redirect MSP user to the MSP dashboard after successful login
  • Bug Fix: sub org user with edit_policy_only role permissions fix
  • Bug Fix: create your first filtering schedule link broken
  • Bug Fix: page title does not update on app navigation
Android v1.19.0
fixed
Android Roaming Client
  • Fixed disable filter PIN bug
API 2020-10-29
improved
fixed
API
Active Directory Sync Tool
  • Performance improvement for user syncing
  • Refactors to speed up the use of database indexes
Performance Improvements
  • Network subnet creation/update performance improvement
  • Daily traffic task performance improvements
  • Traffic first sent task performance improvements
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed policy only user permission bug
  • Fixed payment bug for pending invoices
  • Fixed blocked page email notification when applied to Roaming Client, User, or Collections
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