12 March 2018

Release Notes for Wanguard 7.0

Tags: Announcements, Changelog, Press Releases

March 12, 2018 - https://www.andrisoft.com - Andrisoft, a world leader in traffic monitoring and DDoS mitigation solutions, announced today a new major release of the award-winning Wanguard software platform.

Wanguard 7.0 brings the following new features and changes:

  • Initial support in Packet Sensor for DPDK 17.11 LTS. With DPDK, Packet Sensor is able to inspect and forward packets between couples of 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps or 100 Gbps ports
  • Reports and dashboard widgets can display pie, donut and gauge charts
  • New report in Reports » Tools » Anomalies » Anomaly Distribution
  • New report in Reports » Tools » Filtering Rules » Filtering Rule Distribution
  • New Console themes: Flat and Black. For a better visibility on NOC screens the background of graphs is black when the Black theme is selected
  • The built-in dashboards were redesigned to contain more relevant information
  • In Response Configuration you can inspect logs which show the executed actions and validated or invalidated preconditions
  • Sensor and IP graphs can display bytes/day, bytes/week, bytes/month when Consolidation is set to AVERAGE, rrdtool is at least at version 1.5.4, and the time frame is big enough
  • New graphs in Anomaly Overview for the total number of anomalies, Filters, filtering rules or BGP announcements per hour/day/week/month/year
  • Configuration » General Settings » Data Retention shows the disk path for IP graphs
  • Redesign of Configuration » General Settings » Mitigation Options and Configuration » General Settings » Graphs & Storage
  • Flow data can be compressed with LZ4 which provides better compression ratio than LZO and uses lower CPU resources than BZ2
  • Autonomous System and Country graphs can be stacked
  • Row sorting on IP accounting and flow listing reports
  • Packet Sensor and Packet Filter uses PF_RING 7.0
  • New built-in decoders for the QUIC protocol, for NetBios and UDP-QUIC
  • Application graphs show QUIC instead of TELNET and NTP instead of NetBIOS
  • New dashboard option to disable widget icons for avoiding an unnecessary visual distraction
  • Dashboard can contain fixed-size columns
  • IP Dashboards can contain Anomalies widgets
  • ExaBGP Connector contains a new parameter that limits the number of FlowSpec rules
  • New sorting indicators in all widgets containing sorted data
  • The badge counters from Reports » Tools » Flow Collectors are hidden, and also the badge counters from Reports » Components to avoid unnecessary distraction
  • Sensor Interface selectors from Reports contain a search bar when there are more than 8 items in the list
  • Flow tops and listings can be exported to PDF
  • Scheduled reports show Sensor graphs in full detail by default
  • When Consolidation is not set to AVERAGE, graphs don't show 95th percentiles and Sums because the results are not accurate
  • Fix BGP withdrawals when ExaBGP is used without FlowSpec support
  • In IP Zone on you can now set thresholds for External IPs
  • IP Zone can be populated automatically with prefixes announced in BGP
  • Reports » Tools » BGP Operations renamed BGP Routing
  • The decoder BAD was renamed INVALID
  • Packet Tracer option to zero-out layer 3 or layer 4 payload data from IP packets
  • Fix a harmless crash of the Packet Tracer
  • Many other minor improvements

To upgrade from 6.3, please follow the instructions listed here.

For more information on Andrisoft Wanguard and its features, please visit https://www.andrisoft.com/software/wanguard.

About Andrisoft

Andrisoft was founded in 2006 with a strong business focus on software development, implementation and support for applications needed by Network Operation Centers. It provides complete solutions for traffic monitoring and accounting, DDoS protection and policy enforcement for IP networks using the scalable, innovative, and high-performing Wanguard software platform.

Wanguard 7.0 was released! Changelog and upgrade instructions at https://t.co/dvcISksUSY
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