27 December 2023

Release Notes for Wanguard 8.3

Tags: Announcements, Changelog, Press Releases

December 27, 2023 - https://www.andrisoft.com - Andrisoft, a world leader in traffic monitoring and DDoS mitigation solutions, announces a new release of the award-winning Wanguard software platform.

Wanguard 8.3 brings new features and improvements, including:

  • Flow Sensor detects attacks faster in some cases, and it can use multiple threads to compress the raw flow data. Now it also supports ZSTD, a modern compression algorithm that offers a higher compression ratio at a lower CPU consumption. ZSTD and LZ4 can be configured with custom compression levels
  • A new sub-tab called Geo Distribution, located in Reports » Tools » Firewall and in Filter tabs, that shows the distribution of attackers over an interactive world map
  • Hardware Offload support for filtering packets on Mellanox 5/6 NICs when using DPDK. Packet and byte counters are also supported for offloaded rules
  • Support for capturing packet dumps when using DPDK. Due to limitations in the DPDK library, simultaneous captures are not possible, so subsequent captures are queued for up to 5 minutes
  • Console Theme "Classic Flat" was removed; icon set "Modern" is now default for Modern themes
  • A new decoder for the SLP protocol
  • Removed support for the distributions that reached EOL (End of Life): Debian 8 and Debian 9
  • Support for Debian 12
  • Support for PHP 8.2
  • Support for PF_RING 8.6.1
  • Support for DPDK 23.11
  • Updated Netmap to git master from December 2023
  • Updated the AS number database and the GeoIP data
  • Many other small improvements and bug fixes
  • Updated User Guide

To upgrade from any previous version, 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 8.3 was released! Changelog and upgrade instructions at: https://t.co/nDwGNJsmMw.
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