What has been updated in 3.0? Please view the Release Notes section below for details.
Will there be any downtime? No, the update will not cause any downtime, however you will receive a notice that a reboot is recommended to receive the full benefits of the new version. You can schedule your reboot later when it best suits your production schedule. However, IP allocation updates will be disabled until after the system is rebooted.
How long will it take to update? That depends on a few factors including your Internet speed, the hardware that PacketViper is running on, and the current system load. Expect it to take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes. A dialog box will pop-up when it is done upgrading.
What to expect during the upgrade:
Once you click the upgrade link, a wait window will pop-up. Please remain on the page until the upgrade has completed.
Load Average warns red: During the upgrade, you may see the load average flash red. This is normal while the upgrade packages are downloaded and installed.
During the upgrade, you may see a message your system needs rebooted. Do not reboot until your system is completely updated or after the "reload page" pop-up appears and has been clicked.
Screen GUI graphics may change while upgrading. As the new packages are installed, you may notice the graphs change oddly. This is normal during the update.
Reload your page pop-up message. Once you receive the pop-up to reload your page, you may experience an extended refresh or even a Page can not be displayed message if it is reloaded too quickly. This is normal. Retry the refresh until the home page appears.
Improved system performance
Massive boot speed improvement
Expiring custom rules
FIPS 140-2 mode
Schedules - activate custom rules and triggers only during certain times
Groupings - Group countries/GNLs, IP addresses, and ports to make custom rule creation simpler
Scheduled tasks - automatically generated reports and backups
Trigger Honeypot action can now specify a custom rules group and expiration time
Support for 4 times more GNLs
Added creation time to custom rules
Syslog option for IDS
Option to disable logging of passed traffic
Option to use web proxy when accessing out servers
Improved IDS report generation
Created Initial Setup Wizard
Support for worldwide update mirrors
Option to send a test email when configuring mail settings
Option to invert source, destination, port, and geo-ip settings on custom rules and triggers
Increased functionality of graphs on home page
Option to download CSV file from filter details report
Bypass NIC configuration from UI
Various bug fixes and other user interface enhancements