DataSecurity Plus Release Notes

  • All
  • File Audit
  • File Analysis
  • Data Risk Assessment
  • Data Leak Prevention
  • Cloud Protection

2020

 

Sep

Build 6044


All solutions

Fixes

  • DataSecurity Plus evaluation license can now successfully be applied even when the solution is started as a service.
  • The agent now delivers an improved performance and utilizes less CPU.

File Audit

Fixes

  • Audit data is now fetched instantly as soon as the manual agent is installed.
  • The dashboard crunch issue has been fixed.
  • Custom reports are now visible only to the users who created them .

File Analysis

Enhancements

  • Crunch performance has been improved to utilize optimum memory.
  • The Disk usage report can now be exported to CSV, PDF, XLSX or HTML formats.

Fixes

  • File Analysis agent now sends data to the DataSecurity Plus server continuously..
  • The Disk Usage alert email now specifies server details accurately.
  • Exported reports now display the correct server names.
  • On-demand reports can now be generated successfully for the specified mounted drive paths.
  • In larger environments, duplicate files crunch causing data engine crashes has been resolved.
  • File Analysis alerts can now be configured using the Server Name rule without any issue.
 

Jul

Build 6043


Data Risk Assessment

Fixes

  • When DataSecurity Plus is upgraded, regex (regular expression) duplication for default rules issue has been resolved.
  • Files can now be scanned without exceeding Java heap memory limits.

File Analysis

Fixes

  • The agent has been optimized to run security scans more efficiently with lesser memory utilization.
  • Crunch schedule can now be processed without exceeding memory limits.
  • Privileged users report can now be exported in PDF and XLS formats without any issues.
  • On-demand reports for mounted drives can now be generated at all sublevels.
 

Build 6042


Cloud Protection

Features

  • Deep packet inspection can be enabled in Mixed MITM mode.
  • All file upload requests made via Dropbox and Box can now be viewed under File Upload Reports.

Enhancements

  • Gateway servers can now be installed and upgraded from the DataSecurity Plus web console.
  • All reports under Cloud Protection can now be exported in CSV, PDF, XLSX or HTML formats.

Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes.
 

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


All

Fixes

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

May

Build 6033


All

Fixes

  • The unauthenticated change to integration system configuration vulnerability (CVE-2020-24786) reported by Florian Hauser has been fixed.
 

Build 6032

All

Enhancements

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

Fixes

  • Automatically update the names of configured servers and endpoints from Active Directory rename actions.

File Audit

  • 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.

File Analysis

Fixes

  • Export Full Control report without disruptions.
  • Export search results from reports without any issue.

Data Leak Prevention

Fixes

  • Perform mass copy actions of spreadsheet cells without clipboard error.
 

Apr

Build 6031


All

Enhancements

SSL Certificate can now be applied from Log360 also.

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes
 

Build 6030


Cloud Protection

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.

All

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes.
 

Mar

Build 6021


All

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes.

File Audit

Enhancements

  • Improved driver performance to reduce file server load.

Build 6020


All

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.

Fixes

  • Parent and child domain configuration sync issue has been resolved.

File Audit

Enhancements

  • Custom reports can now be accessed based on the FileType filter.

Fixes

  • False positive events displayed for the Create Events and Deleted Files reports have been rectified.
  • Users who have migrated from build 5012 to build 6000 can now set up a global exclude configuration without any issues.

Data Leak Prevention

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.

Fixes

  • The Outlook plug-in now facilitates creating meetings and appointments in Outlook without any issues.

File Analysis

Fixes

  • The Duplicate Files report now displays all copies of a file including those with long file paths.

Data Risk Assessment

Fixes

  • Shares with permissions can now be scanned without any disruption.
 

Build 6013


All

Fixes

  • RCE (CVE-2020-11531) and authentication bypass vulnerability in DataSecurity Plus DataEngine reported by Sahil Dhar (xen1thlabs) has been resolved.
 

Feb

Build 6012


Data Risk Assessment

Enhancements

  • Data scanning speed and performance have been improved.
 

Jan

Build 6011


All

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes.
 

Build 6010


Data Risk Assessment

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


All

Fixes

  • Technicians can login without any issues after DataSecurity Plus is updated from build 5000 to 6000.

File Analysis

Enhancements

  • Reports on the effective permissions of groups and well-known security principals.

File Audit

Fixes

  • 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.
  • A crunch issue that caused incorrect graphs to be displayed on the Domain Overview has been fixed.
 

2019

 

Nov

Build 6002


File Analysis

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.

Data Leak Prevention

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.

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


All

Fixes

  • You can now change DataSecurity Plus' default password.

File Audit

Fixes

  • Events can be excluded based on file size without any issues.

Data Risk Assessment

Fixes

  • Exported reports will now show only the required data.
  • An issue in retrieving file permissions and properties has been fixed.

Data Leak Prevention

Fixes

  • Duplicate events will not be recorded for actions under Email Auditing report.
 

Build 6000


Data Leak Prevention

Features

  • 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

Features

  • 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

Features

  • Spot permission vulnerabilities - Detect permission inconsistencies such as broken or improperly inherited permissions.
  • Detect security vulnerabilities - Identify and remediate security issues such as unsecured or ransomware-infected files, and purge files owned by stale or deleted users.
  • Locate duplicate files - Automate the identification of duplicate files.
  • Track disk space usage - Analyze storage growth and disk usage patterns, and generate instant alerts when free space falls below a preconfigured limit.
  • Perform ROT data analysis - Identify redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) files to declutter your storage space.
 

Sep

Build 5012


All

Fixes

  • Technicians can no longer view or send test mails without authorization.
  • Other minor fixes.

File Audit

Fixes

  • Duplicate events will no longer be recorded for file creations and deletions.
  • An issue that caused the agent to stop collecting data when a monitored drive is reattached has been resolved.
  • An issue in displaying the client IP and host name in certain conditions has been fixed.

File Analysis

Fixes

  • An issue that rendered the storage analysis page unresponsive in Internet Explorer has been fixed.

Data Risk Assessment

Fixes

  • An issue that caused exported risk assessment reports to show incomplete data for certain time zones has been fixed.
 

May

Build 5011


All

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes
 

Apr

Build 5010


All

Features

  • Technician audit - Monitor all activities carried out in DataSecurity Plus by all technicians.

Enhancements

  • 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

  • Threshold limits for alerts generated in a day will be maintained as per the configuration.
  • An issue that rendered users unable to configure an alert with a new name has been resolved.
  • An issue that rendered users unable to add groups and OUs under the username field while creating alert profiles has been fixed.
  • Other minor issues.

File Audit

Features

  • SIEM integration: - Forward all file server audit data to your Syslog server or Splunk.

Data Risk Assessment

Enhancements

  • 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 scans that are in progress.
  • Perform incremental file scan: Scan only previously unscanned, new, and modified files.
 

2018

 

Dec

Build 5004


File Audit

Fixes

  • An issue in starting the event collection driver in certain versions of Windows Server 2016 has been fixed.
  • Events can now be excluded based on client IP and host name without any issues.
 

Nov

Build 5003


File Audit

Enhancements

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

Fixes

  • Folder delete events will now be audited without any issues.
  • An issue which caused the web console to freeze while clicking email notifications has been fixed.
  • Duplicate values will no longer be recorded for 'read' and 'read deny' events.
  • Action type can be added to exclude configuration without any issues.
  • Usernames will be displayed without any issues in Access Audit graphs.
  • Multiple cluster CAPs can now be audited.
 

Jul

Build 5002


All

Fixes

  • Dropdown boxes will now function normally when the product is launched using Internet Explorer.
  • Users can now add technicians without any issues.
  • Alert email content and subject can now be changed.
  • An issue that rendered users unable to attach drives in Turkish language machines has been fixed.
  • An issue in establishing RPC & HTTP communication in cluster servers has been fixed.
  • An issue in group and OU rule configuration has been fixed.
  • Other minor fixes.

File Audit

Fixes

  • An issue in getting correct cluster information when multiple clusters are configured has been resolved.

Data Risk Assessment

Fixes

  • An issue that caused the date field to show 'NaN' when Internet Explorer is used has been resolved.
 

May

Build 5001


All

Fixes

Minor issue fixes.

 

May

Build 5000


Data Risk Assessment

Features

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

File Audit

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.

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes.
 

Apr

Build 4302


All

Fixes

  • Agent start-up issue in Windows Server 2003 has been fixed.
 

Mar

Build 4301


All

Fixes

  • Minor issue fixes and improvements.
 

Feb

Build 4300


File Audit

Features

  • DataSecurity Plus now supports Windows Failover Cluster auditing.

Enhancements

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

Fixes

  • Reports will no longer show multiple client IPs/host names in a single event.
  • All special characters in username, password, and all other fields are now recognized.
  • An issue that caused SIDs to be displayed in the username field for local accounts in some events has been resolved.
  • Other minor fixes.

File Analysis

Features

  • Generate new reports on-demand for junction points, network-based open sessions, and open files.
 

2017

 

Nov

Build 4211


File Audit

Fixes

  • File servers can now be added without any errors when the product is launched using Internet Explorer.
  • Issues with event processing after server restart have been fixed.

All

Fixes

  • An issue in scheduling reports when the time is in PM has been resolved.
  • An issue in sending scheduled reports in environments using mail servers for which no authentication is required has been fixed.
  • Driver start-up issues in Windows Server 2016 have been fixed.
 

Oct

Build 4210


All

Features

  • Data collection issues will now trigger email alerts.
  • File servers running Windows Server 2016 can be audited.

Enhancements

  • Performance enhancement for generation and exporting of reports.

Fixes

  • Inputs from the keyboard numpad will now be accepted.
  • Issues in exporting Japanese and Chinese characters have been fixed
  • The agent has been improved for better performance.
  • An issue that caused agent installation and share selection to fail has been resolved.

File Analysis

Features

  • Generate on-demand reports on shares, effective permissions, privileged users, and orphaned files.
  • View reports based on file types, categories, and ownership.
 

Jun

Build 4201


All

Fixes

  • Users can now configure mail servers for which no authentication is required.
  • Passwords with special characters can now be configured without any issues.
  • Minor bug fixes.
 

May

Build 4200


File Audit

Features

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

Enhancements

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

Fixes

  • An issue in identifying cross-domain users has been fixed.
 

Feb

Build 4120


File Analysis

Features

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

File Audit

Enhancements

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

Fixes

  • Read deny events will now be audited without any issues.
  • A host of other minor issues have also been fixed to improve performance.

All

Fixes

  • Users can now configure technicians when using Internet Explorer without facing any issues.
 

2016

 

Dec

Build 4111


File Audit

Enhancements

  • Performance enhancements for faster report loading.
 

Dec

Build 4110


File Audit

Features

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

Enhancements

  • Users can now exclude computer accounts from being monitored within a domain or server.
  • Configure drives under local folder in basic file server configuration.
  • Eliminate deny events for admin users arising due to User Account Control.

Fixes

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

Nov

Build 4101


File Audit

Fixes

  • Events will be reported normally after applying patches.
  • Specific folders within shares can now be configured without any issue.
  • Other 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.

File Audit

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.
  • 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.
  • Local files and folders can be audited.

Enhancements

  • Specific folders within any share can be audited (sub-shares).
  • Custom time periods can be defined.
  • The Access Audit Report has additional filters and custom views can also be created.
  • Exclude users, file types, file names, local paths, process names, etc., from being monitored in a specific domain or server.

Fixes

  • An issue in exporting huge volumes of data has been fixed.

File Analysis

Features

  • Storage Analysis Reports: Helps isolate old, stale (unused), unmodified, large, hidden and non-business files, and also provides graphical insight into how your disk space is being utilized.

All

Fixes

  • An issue in Mail Server TLS configuration has been fixed.
  • Business hours can now be configured without any issues.
 

May

Build 4016


All

Fixes

  • The DataSecurity Plus agent now supports .NET Framework 4.6.1.
 

May

Build 4015


File Audit

Enhancements

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

Fixes

  • Domain credentials can be updated without any errors in Internet Explorer.
  • Encryption types can be changed without any issues when configuring mail servers.
  • Disk space alerts will now be emailed without any issues.
 

Mar

Previous Releases

Build 4010


All

Enhancements

  • DataSecurity Plus Agent now supports .NET Framework 4.0.
  • Agent performance improved.

Fixes

  • An issue that caused existing domain controllers to get removed when new DCs are added has been resolved.

File Audit

Enhancements

  • Filters are now available to export only required data from reports.

Fixes

  • Users can now search for a specific server or share on the configuration page without any issues.
  • An issue that caused auditing to stop after a disabled server is re-enabled has been fixed.
 

Mar

Build 4002


All

Enhancements

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

2015

 

Dec

Build 4000


All

Features

  • Agent-based auditing: Monitor file and folder activities in real time using a lightweight agent.
  • Pre-configured reports: Keep track of all file and folder related activities like read, write, overwrite, delete, move, rename, and permission changes.
  • Real time email alerts: Get instant alerts sent straight to your inbox with in-depth event analysis.
  • Meet compliance requirements: Export data to CSV, PDF, XLS and HTML formats to satisfy compliance requirements of SOX, PCI and FISMA.
  • Schedule reports: Automate periodic report generation for in-depth analysis.
  • Archive data: Save disk space with data archiving and restore data when required.
  • Disk space alerts: Receive email alerts when available disk space in servers running DataSecurity Plus falls below a preconfigured level.
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