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NG Firewall version 12.2 is the most recent release. This release includes customizable, template-driven reports that can be emailed on a schedule. Additionally, v12.2 introduces a new app, Web Monitor. Web Monitor allows administrators to categorize websites visited in real-time—free of charge. An overview of the major features in v12.2 is listed below.
We have a variety of version 12.2 video resources to help you with understanding the updated administrative interface and new features. You can find all the version 12.2 video resources here.
Reports has an new templating system that allows administrators to build a custom overview of all their favorite reports to be sent via a scheduled email. The template can include any report entry, including custom ones––text or graphical!
The charts and reports are visually identical to the online (web) report experience. Each report entry in the template is rendered and embedded in an email and sent to the users configured to receive that report. Templates can be scheduled, daily or weekly. Custom templates and custom report entries can give very tailored experience.
The default template will send summary information and a few charts for each app. Administrators can configure a more detailed report for power users. Alternatively, custom templates can be created with very specific information for interested users. For example, get a simple report with a specific individual’s top visited web sites and web violations sent to a supervisor.
UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play) network protocols are now supported. Administrators can now enable UPnP under Config > Network > Advanced > UPnP. A grid is available to show the current UPnP forwards. Additionally, there are Access Control Rules enabling the administrator to allow UPnP for certain hosts and/or ports.
The mime-type and file-type tabs have been moved to the rules. On upgrade, your existing blocked mime-type and file-types will be converted to rules.
Web Monitor is a new free app! Web Monitor is for tracking and analyzing web behavior. Web Monitor works jut like Web Filter, but only only provides visibility—not control.
Web Monitor has 140 categories and 500 million sites categorized. As sites are visited, they are dynamically categorized using cloud-based lookups for real-time categorization. Additionally, Web Monitor categorizes HTTPS traffic using SNI and/or any certificate information.
Web Monitor has the best web categorization and analytics available and is perfect for organizations that just need to monitor, not control, web activity.
Web Filter Lite is now deprecated. On upgrade, Web Filter Lite will still be installed for those currently using it; however, it will not be available for install on new deployments. We recommend removing Web Filter Lite and installing Web Monitor.
In the next major version (v13) Web Filter Lite will be dropped.
Why? Web Filter Lite has two major limitations.
We believe that Web Monitor provides a better experience for users who cannot or choose not to purchase Web Filter. Web Monitor provides the same visibility into web traffic that Web Filter does. For organizations that do not wish to block or otherwise control web traffic, Web Monitor should suffice.
In addition to the user interface enhancements, NG Firewall version 12.1 provides new geolocation capabilities for all traffic. NG Firewall’s Integrated Rules EngineTM can utilize geolocation data to allow network administrators to create and apply rules based on client or server latitude and longitude or country. This enables network administrators to quickly triangulate where a threat is originating and create an appropriate policy response. Geolocation data is also available in NG Firewall’s reports and widgets.
Untangle NG Firewall version 12.2 is available as a free download. Current Untangle customers will be able to upgrade seamlessly at no charge.
Version 12 is the latest major release. It included the administrative interface redesign, introduced the 360° Dashboard and Untangle Cloud. To find a complete list of the changes in v12, visit the changelog.
Check out the video below to get a quick overview of the changes in version 12.0.