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  • 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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  • Sophos Reporter (2019-05-31)

    • Added a 'Safeguarding' section to Overview Reports and User Overview Reports. This section shows Suspicious Searches, All Searches, YouTube Video URLs, YouTube Searches, and both Allowed and Blocked Unacceptable Sites.
    • Searches on are now extracted into the 'Search Terms' field.
    • Fixed issue where report widgets were in the incorrect order when exporting a report to CSV.
    • Fixed issue where some 'Size' columns were not exported when exporting to CSV. 
    • Export to CSV no longer contains 'Chart data' when the table data is also present.
    • Added User Domain field which is populated from the domain in the User Login Name field (if present).
    • Fixed issues when showing Browsing Time in Bar Charts.
    • Added a light line section separator between main sidebar sections in Overview Reports.
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  • Sophos Reporter Beta (2019-05-20)

    • The Data Retention Size Policy is automatically increased when upgrading from Fastvue Reporter 3.0 to Fastvue Reporter 4.0 (with Elasticsearch). This is to avoid data loss during data migration, as the new database requires approximately twice the disk space. The size policy is doubled if the available disk space allows for it, but is capped at 90% of drive space.
    • A notification is displayed in the Application Header notifying that the Data Retention Size Policy has been automatically increased and to confirm the settings.
    • Data Retention Size Policy now defaults to 90% of drive space (total space on an existing install, available space on a new install) instead of 50 GB, allowing 20GB for OS if the data path is on the same drive as the OS.
    • Fixed issues that may occur during startup when recovering indexes.
    • Improved import and data migration performance.
    • Changing diagnostic log level now persists between service restarts.
    • Changes/Improvements to diagnostic logging.
    • Rotating diagnostic log archiver now chooses a new filename if the archive target filename already exists.
    • Fixed issues where illegal characters in the Filename field could stop data import.
    • Fixed issue filtering reports by the 'Unassigned' Productivity Group.
    • Added a box shadow animation to the Overview Widgets when their sidebar link is clicked, to draw attention to the relevant widget in the row.
    • A URL's scheme (e.g. http/https/ftp) is now derived from the destination port if the protocol is missing or omits both the protocol and '://' from the output URL.
    • Added a link to the release notes to the Settings | About page.
    • The Dashboard now always scrolls to correct page when URL hash is set.
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  • Sophos Reporter Beta (2019-05-01)

    • Fixed 'Sequence contained no elements' errors in Elasticsearch interface.
    • Fixed tooltip on total and average size in overview widget always showing 0.
    • Fixed 'key already in dictionary' error that may present in Settings | Diagnostics.
    • Updated licensing information display in UI header and licensing page.
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  • Sophos Reporter Beta (2019-04-16)

    • Average Size on the Overview Dashboard is now calculated per time interval instead of per record.
    • Fixed issue preventing the software from starting on some non-english versions of Windows.
    • Fixed issue preventing the cancelling of Activity Reports.
    • Licensing status display in UI now distinguishes between expired and invalid licenses.
    • Added safeguards to reduce the possibility of data migration from previous versions adversely affecting system performance.
    • Changed all strings that referenced 'Sophos UTM' to 'Sophos UTM or XG'.
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  • Sophos Reporter Beta (2019-04-08)

    • Inactive indexes are now closed to reduce CPU/RAM resource usage of Elasticsearch instance.
    • Fixed 'The given key was not present in the dictionary' error that may be shown in Settings | Data Storage
    • Fixed the styling and added new report type buttons to the Report popover dialog in Private Reports.
    • Report generation now shows a variable status message depending on what the report generation process is doing;
      - 'Preparing...' during initial layout configuration.
      - 'Preparing Data' while opening Elasticsearch indexes.
      - 'Checking Data' while scanning for data that matches the report filter.
      - 'Generating Report' while processing report widgets.
      - 'Downloading' while converting the report output.
      - 'Completed', 'Cancelled', or 'Failed' depending on final status.
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