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  • Sophos Reporter (2019-11-12)

    • Fixed further issues with Data Retention that may prevent old data from being deleted from disk.
    • Fixed report errors that may occur when reporting on large date ranges.
    • Fixed issue where the Largest Download shown on the Overview Dashboard may not match the Largest Download shown on the Bandwidth Dashboard. 
    • Improved the performance of the Dashboard queries. 
    • When importing syslog data via TCP, any "Connection Forcibly Closed" issues are automatically removed when the syslog connection is re-established.
    • If email settings are not configured, a prompt is now shown under the email options in Settings | Reports | Scheduled Report.
    • Improved Demo Data. YouTube URLs no longer show unknown:// as the URL scheme.
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  • Sophos Reporter (2019-11-01)

    • Reports can now be exported, shared and scheduled as PDF or CSV, and attached to report notification emails.
      Sharing a PDF Report via Email
    • When exporting, sharing or scheduling Activity Reports as PDF or CSV, you get the option to export the report with session rows collapsed or expanded.
      Share Activity Report PDF via Email
    • Improved the format of CSV exports. 
    • Fixed issue preventing the 'Retry Report' button that gets displayed when viewing a failed report from working.
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  • Sophos Reporter (2019-10-28)

    • Fixed a major issue where data exceeding the retention policy was not removed if was older than 32 days.
    • Added 'Users' to the Network section in IT and Network Security.
    • Improved Search Terms field to remove values that are not actual searches.
    • Fixed issues preventing the ability to cancel in-progress Overview Reports.
    • Adjusted the columns returned when filtering Activity Reports by the newly added Override fields (added in v3.0.1.25).
    • Activity Reports now limit the individual URLs returned within each browsing session's inner table to 2000 rows, improving performance and general readability.
    • Added APIs for retrieving Elasticsearch index details (Database.ElasticIndexInfo) and requesting a reindex (Database.ElasticReindex(index)) in the case that its field mapping becomes invalid.
    • Improved diagnostic logging. Added metrics for System CPU, System RAM, and System Disk to show system-wide resource utilisation.
  • Sophos Reporter (2019-10-08)

    • Added support for Sophos XG's 'Web Filter Override' fields. Override Token, Override Name and Override Authorizer are now available to use in Alerts and Report filters. To configure Web Filter Override policies in Sophos XG see
    • Excluding values from an Activity Report no longer adds the excluded field as a column.
    • Saving Productivity Settings with an active browser translation plugin no longer voids Productivity Settings.
    • Colours in the Pie and Line charts now match on the Overview Dashboard
    • Alert evidence sample data is now populated when adding a new evidence column.
  • Sophos Reporter (2019-08-27)

    • Added support for Sophos XG's 'Context-aware Keyword Filtering' fields. Context Match, Context Prefix and Context Suffix fields are now available to use in Alerts and Report filters.
    • Added support for Sophos XG's 'Direction' field (Values contain IN or OUT). You can now use this field in Alerts and Report filters.
    • Fixed minor UI display issues.
  • Sophos Reporter (2019-08-06)

    • Fixed issue where Fastvue Reporter's data retention policy could prevent or slow the service from shutting down when it is deleting multiple indexes.
    • Fixed issue where the database status toggles between Operational/Failure status when running reports on a large number of old dates (older than 32 days).
    • IT Overview Widgets now show the 'number of blocks' for the top blocked site, top blocked category and top threat instead of size.
    • The Users by Size and Departments by Size widgets now excludes non-web traffic. Non-web traffic was being displayed as 'Series 1' in the charts in these widgets.
    • Failed Traffic widget in the Blocked Traffic sections now populates correctly when using Sophos XG data.
    • Fixed issues in URL parsing when the logged hostname also contains a port.
    • Changing data location via the UI or API now rejects the request if the path is the same, is a subfolder of the original path, or the new path cannot be written to.
    • Fixed areas of the user interface that were not working when installed on non-English variants of Windows Server. For example, viewing Import Issues was not working when installed on Turkish Windows. All ID-based lookups now use case-insensitive invariant culture string comparisons.
    • The installer now detects 32-bit operating systems and blocks installation.
    • Updated 3rd party libraries and licenses in Settings | About.
  • Sophos Reporter (2019-07-09)

    • Elasticsearch's maximum and initial memory usage (appears as the Open JDK / Java process in Task Manager) can now be adjusted in Settings | Diagnostics | Database.
    • Fixed some stability issues where the Elasticsearch database would disconnect or change to the Preparing Elasticsearch status, preventing further queries until the database initialized.
    • The Service Not Responding dialog now disappears automatically once the Fastvue Reporter Service starts responding again.
    • Fixed issue where a blank website was shown in the 'Top Sites' sections for non-web data.
    • Removed firewall/connection traffic from Activity Reports leaving just Internet Usage activity.
  • Sophos Reporter (2019-06-27)

    • Fixed URL parsing issues that resulted in URLs such as invalid:// being shown.
    • IP addresses from firewall / connection / application traffic no longer clutter the 'Top Sites' sections of Dashboards and Reports.
    • Improved start up time. More specifically, improved the time it takes for Elasticsearch to initialize indexes.
    • Improved some stability issues between Fastvue Reporter and Elasticsearch. 
    • Fixed issue where Reports filtered by Security Group would not return any data.
    • Added Allowed Unproductive/Unacceptable Applications to the IT and Network Security Report
    • Filtering by Department and Office is now case insensitive.
    • Fixed an issue where filtering on Productivity 'Equal to' Unassigned OR Uncertain would return categories that were in neither of those Productivity lists.
    • Changed the default ports used for Elasticsearch to 53864 and 53964 to help prevent port conflicts when installed alongside other applications that also use Elasticsearch, such as Acronis backup.
    • The ports used by Elasticsearch can now be customised using the DatabaseElasticPort and DatabaseElasticTransportTcpPort settings in Fastvue Reporter's Settings.xml. When these values are set to 0, the default ports will be used. Note, the Fastvue Reporter service must not be running when making changes to this file.
    • Applications no longer show (0 - ) for traffic where no application was recorded.
    • Added Sophos XG's Application Categories to the Productivity lists in Settings | Productivity. Existing installations will need to manually move these categories from the Unassigned list to the desired list in Settings | Productivity. Alternatively, stop the Fastvue Reporter service, delete the Aliases.xml file in Fastvue Reporter's data location, and restart the Fastvue Reporter service. This resets the Productivity settings to the new defaults.
    • Pie charts on the Overview Dashboard now show the 'Other' series again.
    • Added new fields for Log Type, Log Component and Message ID.

      For Sophos XG, these are populated based on the Sophos XG log file documentation. For example, for Log ID: 010101600001:
      - Log Type = Security policy
      - Log Component = Firewall rule
      - Message ID = 00001
      - Rule = Firewall traffic allowed
      - Action = Allowed

      For Sophos UTM (SG), the Message ID is set to the 'id' field, Log Type is set to the 'sys' field, and Log Component is set to the 'sub' field. For example, for the log fields: id="0076" sys="SecureWeb" sub="http":
      - Log Type = SecureWeb
      - Log Component = http
      - Message ID = 0076
    • Fixed issues with trial and registrations on systems using Hijri calendar.
    • Fixed issues with license keys entered in lowercase.
    • Added extra debugging information to the verbose diagnostic log to help troubleshoot email/smtp issues.
    • Search Terms and YouTube Video widgets are now populated when running in Demo Mode.
  • Sophos Reporter (2019-06-11)

    • Fixed issue preventing Scheduled Reports from running.
    • Filtering on Source or Destination Hardware Address (MAC addresses) is no longer case sensitive.
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  • Sophos Reporter (2019-06-10)

    • Fixed the 'Collection was modified' error that may display in Settings | Diagnostics.
    • LDAP import no longer fails when attributes are blank or absent.
    • Fixed the display of the Installer launcher on high DPI screens.
    • API errors are now logged into Fastvue Reporter's diagnostic log.
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