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Release Highlights: Web Gateway 7.6.x

Hi Gurus!

With each release new features come with it. For each release I'll try to highlight those new features. As time permits, I'll write up best practices or demos of these features. If you have a great interest in any of these please drop a comment below so I can prioritize it accordingly.

  • Classful Bandwidth Control
    • MWG now has the ability to manage your bandwidth in a classful manner. You have the ability to classify traffic and control it as your organization needs.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Support
    • MWG can now be installed as a Hyper-V instance.
  • Audit log sent over syslog
    • The long awaited feature was added!
    • Audit log information can now be sent via syslog, it is sent using Daemon.Notice ({Facility}.{Level}). The log is sent using CEF format to allowing it to be compatible with most SIEM vendors.
  • Upload logs via SFTP/SCP/FTPS
    • Additionally to HTTP/HTTPS/FTP, logs can not be sent using other secure means.
  • Pre-Fetch results from ATD, updated support for zip files
    • MWG can now check if a file has already been scanned by ATD (outside of the built-in MWG-ATD cache). MWG also added support for an enhancement in the ATD REST API. ATD added support for zip files and will return multiple task IDs (new), MWG now supports multiple task IDs.
  • Webstart UI
    • MWG now allows for the java applet to be downloaded locally and run outside of a browser.
  • UDP for SOCKS Proxy
    • The native MWG SOCKS proxy now supports the UDPASSOCIATE command, this allows DNS traffic to be sent over the SOCKS proxy.
  • Next Hop Proxy Stickiness Attribute
    • You can now control the value which is used to determine what next hop proxy should be used. Previously MWG defaulted to using the Client.IP for determining the next hop.
  • Added monitoring for new Hardware events
    • MWG now reports on power supply events as well as a other sensors (thermal, fans, voltage).

For a full listing of features and bug fixes, check out the release notes: 7.6.2 Release Notes​, 7.6.1 Release Notes​, 7.6.0 Release Notes

Be sure to review the release process / upgrade guide as it details how you can set your watch for when to expect a release.

See ya out there!

Jon

Comments

John,

Can you please tell me if the 7.6.x(2) release addresses the issue with the Application Controls causing high CPU/DNS loads?

Thanks

Dominick

Hi Dom!

7.6.0 did include performance enhancements for Application Control, this is rolled up into 7.6.2.

Best Regards,

Jon

Hi Jon,

This new feature regarding Audit log sent over syslog, has it been documented somewhere in the product guide, or is there a best-practice on how to setup that functionality?

I presume that this new button in the Log File Manager converts the log into CEF format , using the daemon, but how can i confirm this?

We want to convert the audit.log to be available with QRadar and any information will be appreciated.

Regards,

Emilio

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