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DataSecurity Plus Release Notes

2020

Jun

Build 6041


File Audit

Fixes

  • Changes made to the threshold limit of alert emails is updated immediately.

File Analysis

Fixes

  • The licensing issues across File Auditing module, and File Analysis module has been fixed. Now for every file server licensed in the File Auditing Module, you can use an equivalent amount of storage space (in TB) in the File Analysis module for free.
  • When DataSecurity Plus is updated to version 6040 and above, the time in Disk Usage report will be displayed correctly.

Data Leak Prevention

Fixes

  • Email notification can now be sent for all file copy alerts.

Data Risk Assessment

Fixes

  • The file server scans can now be scheduled without issues in DataSecurity Plus' 6040 Chinese version.

Build 6040


All

Enhancement

  • Reports can now be scheduled at custom frequencies.

Fixes

  • Minor security fixes.

File Analysis

Features

  • List every configured domain and drill down to view the properties of every file and folder with the all-new Tree view.
  • File properties can be analyzed on a new dashboard that shows storage and security insights specific to the element (all, domain, server, or file) selected in the Tree view.
  • File Analysis can now locate and report on empty folders.
  • You can now perform file analysis in mounted drives.
  • The Security View of the dashboard now shows the security permissions associated with the selected file or folder.
  • The status of scheduled File Analysis scans can now be seen in the UI.
  • A new category of reports has been added, showing the files owned by inactive, disabled, and expired users.
  • You can now locate files with no extensions.
  • Disk usage trends can be viewed under Storage Reports once again, similar to builds before 6000.

Enhancements

  • File Analysis scans are now faster than ever with improved scanning speeds.
  • File Analysis reports have new columns for details on the file extension, file category, length of the file's name, and more.
  • You can configure drives manually by entering the drive name instead of choosing from a list of discovered drives.

Fixes

  • Users can now search reports and export the search results, and export Security Reports without facing any errors.
  • File Analysis scans will be carried out as per their schedules without any errors.
  • Information in scheduled on-demand reports will be as per the configured constraints.

Data risk assessment

Features

  • Analyze the risk associated with a file owner and assign them a risk score to enable better management of files containing sensitive data.

Enhancements

  • Risk Analysis reports can now be filtered based on the data discovery rules and policies that the sensitive file violates.
  • The schedule status popup now shows the scan's status in graphical form, the configured frequency, and the status of each folder being scanned.

Fixes

  • Files with apostrophes in their name will no longer be omitted from incremental file scans.

Data leak prevention

Fixes

  • The Email Auditing Report now shows the email address instead of the contact name in the Email To column.
  • An issue in the automatic installation of the Outlook email add-in has been fixed.
  • File classification can now be detected without any issues in 32-bit Outlook applications running in 64-bit environments.
  • Administrator privileges are no longer mandatory for file classification, and Write permission is sufficient.

Build 6034


Fixes

  • Issue with files missing while upgrading the product has been resolved.

May

Build 6033


Fixes

  • This release includes fixes for the unauthenticated change to integration system configuration vulnerability reported by frycos.

Build 6032

Enhancements

Option to set the most preferred module i.e., File Audit, File Analysis, etc., as the default view after login.

Bug fixes

  • Export Full Control report in File Analysis without disruptions.
  • Sub-share information can be automatically viewed without any issue using parent share audit data.
  • Receive uninterrupted events from the agent when the Exclude rule is 'None' for Computer Accounts.
  • Automatically update the names of configured servers and endpoints from Active Directory rename actions.
  • Export search results from File Analysis reports without any issue.
  • Perform mass copy actions of spreadsheet cells without clipboard error.

Apr

Build 6031


Enhancements

SSL Certificate can now be applied from Log360 also.

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes

Build 6030


New feature

Cloud protection (beta version)

  • Monitor cloud app usage - Keep track of all cloud applications accesses along with details on the actor, application category, its reputation score etc.
  • Track data transfer to cloud - Monitor upload activities that take place over SharePoint, OneDrive, Office365 applications, and more.
  • Control the use of shadow applications - Discover shadow applications used in your organization and choose to block or add them to sanctioned applications.
  • Block high-risk cloud applications - Prevent possible data leaks by blocking the use of unsanctioned cloud applications.

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes.

Mar

Build 6021


Enhancements

  • Improved driver performance to reduce file server load.

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes.

Build 6020


Features

  • Endpoint grouping: Group endpoints into a unified devices profile, and set alerts and apply policies to those profiles.
  • File copy protection: Restrict users from copying critical files by blocking file copy actions.
  • Warnings for end users: Alert users instantly when they perform unauthorized copy actions.
  • Process restriction: Block users from running unauthorized executables by creating and applying custom profiles to individual endpoints or groups.

Enhancements

  • Support for the Chinese language.
  • Improved performance with JRE version update from 1.8.0_51 to 1.8.0_192.
  • Improved storage utilization in the agent by limiting event dump collection to 2GB.
  • File Audit custom reports can now be accessed based on the FileType filter.

Bug fixes

  • Parent and child domain configuration sync issue has been resolved.
  • Users who have migrated from build 5012 to build 6000 can now set up a global exclude configuration without any issues.
  • The Endpoint module's plug-in now facilitates creating meetings and appointments in Outlook without any issues.
  • In the Risk Analysis module, shares with permissions can now be scanned without any disruption.
  • The Duplicate Files report in the File Analysis module now displays all instances including those with long file paths.
  • In the File Audit module, false positive events displayed for the Create Events and Deleted Files reports have been rectified.

Build 6013


Fixes

  • RCE and authentication bypass vulnerability in DataSecurity Plus DataEngine reported by Sahil Dhar (xen1thlabs) have been resolved.

Feb

Build 6012


Enhancements

  • Risk Analysis data scanning speed and performance has been improved.

Jan

Build 6010


Feature

  • Generate detailed risk assessment reports: Get information on content that violates security and compliance policies, including details such as file properties, permissions, location, and more.

Build 6003


Enhancements

  • The File Analysis module now reports on the effective permissions of groups and well-known security principals.

Bug fixes

  • In the File Audit module, cluster addition and share removal actions can be performed without a hitch.
  • File names starting with "~" will be automatically excluded from all reports.
  • Custom report filters now allow special characters.
  • Crunch issue causing incorrect graphs to be displayed on File Audit's Domain Overview has been fixed.
  • Technicians can login without any issues after DataSecurity Plus is updated from build 5012 to 6000.

2019

Nov

Build 6002


Features

  • On-the-fly duplicate file deletion: Administrators can delete duplicate files right from the Duplicate Files report. Further, each deletion will be recorded in the technician audit log.

Enhancements

  • The Files Pasted report now shows the location from where a user last copied a file, if the file was copied via the same machine.
  • Alerts in the Endpoint module can be viewed based on their profile type.

Bug fixes

  • Move/delete responses can now be executed without any issues when sensitive files are copied to clipboard.
  • Users can now classify files without any disruptions in 32-bit OS environments too.
 

Oct

Build 6001


Fixes

  • The following issues have been resolved in this release:
    • Duplicate events will not be recorded for actions under email auditing report.
    • Exported Data risk assessment reports will show only the required data.
    • You can now exclude events based on file size in File audit reports.
    • You can now change DataSecurity Plus' default password.
    • Everyone can view file permissions only in Data risk assessment reports.
 

Build 6000


Features

Data leak prevention

  • Data protection - Monitor, alert on, and block unwarranted data transfer activities to USB devices and email (Outlook).
  • Incident remediation - Delete or quarantine files, block USB data transfers or choose from other predefined options for active remediations.
  • USB auditing - Track and analyze the usage of removable storage devices and data transfer to them, across your organization.
  • Workstation auditing - Audit all file accesses and modifications across your Windows endpoints in real time.
  • File copy auditing - Report and alert on file copy-and-paste events in real time using predefined policies.
  • File share auditing - Track all file accesses and modifications to shared files and folders in real time.
  • Print server monitoring - Audit and analyze print server usage to find who printed what files and when.

Data Risk Assessment

  • Data classification - Inspect content, and automate the classification of files containing sensitive data.
  • File tagging - Use manual file tagging capabilities to classify files, based on their sensitivity, as Public, Private, Confidential, or Restricted.
  • Real-time notifications - Trigger instant alerts when sensitive personal data is discovered.
  • One-stop operational dashboard - Get a quick overview of any recently-discovered PII (including volume and type), identified trends in storage of personal data, and more.

File Analysis

  • Spot permission vulnerabilities - Detect instances of permission inconsistencies i.e., broken inheritances.
  • Detect security vulnerabilities - Identify and remediate security issues such as and purge files owned by stale or deleted users by deleting them.
  • Locate duplicate files - Automate the identification of duplicate files.
  • Diskspace analyzer - Analyze storage growth and disk usage patterns, and generate instant alerts when free space falls below a preconfigured limit.
  • ROT data analyzer - Identify redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) files to declutter your storage space.
 

Sep

Build 5012


Fixes

The following issues have been resolved:

  • Technicians can view and send test mail without authorization.
  • Duplicate events recorded for create and delete.
  • Agent stops collecting data when a monitored drive is reattached.
  • Client IP and host name missing in certain conditions.
  • Storage analysis page unresponsive in Internet Explorer.
  • Exported risk assessment reports show incomplete data for certain time zones.
  • Other minor fixes.
 

May

Build 5011


Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes

Apr

Build 5010


New Features

  • Technician audit - Monitor all activities carried out in DataSecurity Plus by all technicians.
  • SIEM integration - Forward all file server audit data to your Syslog server or Splunk.

Enhancements

  • The risk assessment module allows you to:
    • View the details of in-progress risk assessment scans, including start time, files completed, number of violations, and more.
    • Export files scanned report.
    • Stop the risk assessment scan that are in progress.
    • Perform incremental file scan - Scan only the unscanned, new and modified files.
  • Other DataSecurity Plus enhancements include:
  • GUI enhancements to comply with GDPR requirements.
  • Option to disable DataSecurity Plus highlights slider in login page.
  • Option to set a default domain in login page.
  • Password protection for exported and archived files containing sensitive data.
  • Ability to stop event collection when free disk space falls below the specified threshold limit.

Fixes

  • Issue in maintaining threshold limit for alerts generated in a day.
  • Unable to configure an alert with a new name.
  • Unable to add groups and OUs under username while creating alert profiles in some cases.

Other minor fixes

2018

Dec

Build 5004


Fixes

The following issues have been resolved in this release:

  • Issue in starting the event collection driver in certain versions of Windows Server 2016.
  • Unable to exclude events based on client IP and host name.

Nov

Build 5003


Enhancements

  • Event collection speed and performance has been improved.
  • The following operations have been automated
    • Enabling file server setup after relicensing.
    • Update of ransomware file types to default alert profiles.

Fixes

  • The following issues have been resolved in this release:
    • Unable to audit folder delete events.
    • Issue which freezes the web console while clicking email notifications.
    • Duplicate values for 'read' and 'read deny' events.
    • Unable to add action type to exclude configuration.
    • Issue in displaying username in access audit graphs.
    • Unable to audit multiple cluster CAPs.

Jul

Build 5002


Fixes

The following issues have been resolved in this release:

  • When the product was launched using Internet Explorer.
    • Dropdown boxes not working.
    • Risk assessment module date field showing 'Nan'
  • Unable to add technician.
  • Unable to change alert mail content and subject.
  • Unable to attach drive in turkish language machine.
  • No RPC & HTTP communication in cluster.
  • Issue in getting correct cluster information when multiple clusters configured.
  • Issue in group and OU rule configuration.
  • Other minor fixes.

May

Build 5001


Fixes

Minor issue fixes.

May

Build 5000


New Feature

  • Risk assessment (Data discovery) - Identify, track, and report instances of personal data stored in files, folders, or shares.

Enhancements

  • Advanced filtering options for detailed file access audit.
  • Ability to configure inclusion and exclusion rules for file access audit and alert profiles.
  • Exclude configuration now supports a wide range of criteria.
  • Revamped graphs across all reports and alerts for enhanced user experience.

This release also features minor fixes.

Apr

Build 4302


Fixes

  • Agent start-up issue in Windows server 2003 -fixed.

Mar

Build 4301


Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes and improvements.

Feb

Build 4300


Features

  • DataSecurity Plus now supports Windows Failover Cluster auditing.
  • Generate new reports on-demand for junction points, network based open sessions, and open files.

Enhancements

  • Auto-update of known ransomware file types.
  • Product notifications to notify and help troubleshoot data collection issues.

Fixes

The following issues have been resolved

  • Multiple client IPs/host names in a single event.
  • Recognition of all special characters in username, password, and all other fields.
  • SID values for local accounts in some events.
  • Event dump overflow.
  • Other minor fixes

2017

Nov

Build 4211


Fixes

  • File servers could not be added when the product was launched using Internet Explorer.
  • Issue with event processing after server restart.
  • Issue in scheduling reports when the time is in PM.
  • Unable to mail reports generated without authentication.
  • Driver start-up issues in Windows Server 2016.

Oct

Build 4210


Features

  • Generate on demand reports on shares, effective permssions, like privileged users, and orphaned files.
  • Classify files based on type, category and ownership.
  • E-mail alerts to notify data collection issues.
  • Support for Windows Server 2016.

Enhancements

  • Performance enhancement for generation and exporting of reports.

Fixes

  • The keyboard numpad issue is fixed.
  • Exporting Japanese and Chinese characters- issue fixed
  • Agent side makeover for better performance.
  • Agent installation and share selection fails- issue fixed.

Jun

Build 4201


Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes.

May

Build 4200


Features

  • Audit, report and get alerted on non-domain (workgroup) file servers.

Enhancements

  • View registry properties of agent.
  • Experience accelerated event processing.
  • Delete custom report views.
  • Customize alert table columns.
  • Prioritize alert mails.
  • Automate response to alerts that get triggered by executing batch commands.

Fixes

  • Identify cross-domain users issue- fixed.
  • Configure mail server when authentication is disabled issue- fixed.
  • Authentication of password with special characters issue- fixed.

Feb

Build 4120


Features

  • View share and security permissions of configured files/folders in the file server with 'Permission' report.
  • View properties such as 'Size, Files count, Folders count' of configured files/folders in the file server with 'Properties' report.

Enhancements

  • Audit, report and get alerted on files/folders whose extension has been changed
  • Use Regex patterns to define which objects are to be excluded from auditing.

Fixes

  • Configure technicians when using Internet Explorer issue- fixed.
  • Auditing of read deny events issue- fixed.
  • A host of other minor issues have also been fixed to further enhance performance.

2016

Dec

Build 4111


Fixes

  • Performance enhancements for faster report loading.

Dec

Build 4110


Features

  • Identify the machine (machine name and IP address)- from which the event was triggered.

Enhancements

  • Domain & server wise exclude 'computer accounts' from being monitored.
  • Configure drives under local folder in basic file server configuration.
  • Eliminate deny events for admin, arising due to User Account Control.

Fixes

  • A host of minor issues have been fixed to improve performance.

Nov

Build 4101


Fixes

  • Events not reported after applying patch issue- fixed.
  • Configuring specific folder within share issue- fixed.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Nov

Build 4100


ManageEngine DataSecurity Plus has undergone a major revamp. The new build is easier to use and is also packed with additional features that ensure better data security and information management within your windows file server environment.

Features

  • ‘Access Analysis Reports‘- Pre-configured reports that provide a summary view of the- Most accessed/modified files, Most accesses by process/user and Files accessed/modified after N days.
  • ‘Storage Analysis Reports‘- Help isolate old, stale (unused), unmodified, large, hidden and non-business files and also provides graphical insight into how your disk space is being utilized.
  • Threshold based alerts- Lets the admin define a threshold limit beyond which alerts can be triggered, which allows for detection of ransomware and other similar attacks for instance.
  • Local files/folders can be audited.

Enhancements

  • Specific folders within any share can be audited (sub-shares).
  • Custom time periods can be defined.
  • ‘Access Audit Report’ has additional filters and custom views can also be created here.
  • Exclude users, file types, file name/ local path/ process name from being monitored both domain/server wise now.

Fixes

  • Specific folders within any share can be audited (sub-shares).
  • Business hour configuration issue- fixed.
  • Exporting huge volumes of data issue- fixed.

May

Build 4016


Fix

  • DataSecurity Plus Agent .net 4.6.1 not supported issue- Fixed

May

Build 4015


Enhancements

  • Memory usage has been optimized to handle large volumes of data dump from the agents.

Fixes

  • Updating domain credentials in IE browser issue- fixed.
  • Changing encryption types under mail server configuration issue- fixed.
  • E-mailing of disk space alerts issue- fixed.

Mar

Build 4010


Enhancements

  • Filters to export required data from reports.
  • DataSecurity Plus Agent .net 4.0 supported.
  • Agent performance improved.

Fixes

  • Search in server and share configuration issue- fixed.
  • Existing domain controllers getting removed when adding new DC's issue- fixed.
  • Auditing getting stopped after disabling server in configuration issue- fixed.

Mar

Build 4002


Enhancements

  • JRE migration from version 6 to 8.
  • Postgres migration from version 9.2.4 to 9.4.4

2015

Dec

Build 4000


Features

  • Agent based auditing- Monitor file / folder related activities in real time.
  • Pre-configured reports- Keep track of all file / folder related activities like read, write, overwrite, delete, moved, renamed & permission changes.
  • Real time email alerts- Straight to your inbox with in-depth event analysis.
  • Schedule Reports- Automate periodic report generation for analysis.
  • Compliance requirements- Export data to CSV, PDF, XLS & HTML formats to satisfy compliance requirements of SOX, PCI and FISMA.
  • Dashboard- Graphical representation of important audit data.
  • Flat UI- Utmost clarity & ease of use.
  • Disk space alerts.
  • Archive Data - Save disk space with data archiving, also restore data when required.

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