Release Notes

What's new in AlloyScan 24

Updated: April 09, 2024

Check out the summary of changes we made to AlloyScan in 2024.

24.5

April 9, 2024

NEW

Reset forgotten password

This release introduces a new feature allowing users to reset their passwords. Click a new Forgot password? link on the Sign In page, and after entering your email address, you'll receive a password reset link with instructions.

Admin Center refinement

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance AlloyScan usability and create a more streamlined and visually cohesive interface, we have implemented a number of improvements in the Admin Center. Notably, data grids now occupy the entire width of the screen, and the navigational tree menu has been enhanced for better distinction.

FIXED

Internal improvements and bug fixes.

24.4

March 28, 2024

NEW

Audit agents for macOS and Linux

We're thrilled to introduce audit agents for macOS and Linux machines. Now, you can efficiently audit your entire fleet of computers using the reliable and convenient agent-based method.

INFO: For details, see Help: Using the Audit Agent.

Improved change tracking

We've enhanced our capabilities for tracking and reporting changes, spanning various types of network devices. Additionally, we've introduced visual enhancements to streamline the fine-tuning process of this feature within the Admin Center.

FIXED

Internal improvements and bug fixes.

24.3

March 14, 2024

NEW

Recharge date and usage history

Your subscription information now shows the recharge date for your monthly limits and the history of your license limits usage. The new data is available under My Organization | Limits and usage in the Admin Center.

Last sign-in

Administrators can now monitor users' recent activity using the Last sign-in information. See the new column on the Identity and access management | Users page in the Admin Center.

Configuration updates

We’ve made improvements to the auto-update mechanism for the configuration of installed Audit Services and Audit Agents. Now, they proactively check for changes before updating, which helps conserve resources. Currently, the only configuration setting available is the logging level, but this is just the beginning.

To access the configuration settings, go to My Organization | Tasks and services | Audit Services / Audit Agents in the Admin Center and click Configuration.

FIXED

Internal improvements and bug fixes.

24.2

March 1, 2024

NEW

Change history

AlloyScan now tracks change history—computer configuration changes between audits, including hardware, software, and system modifications. You can view this information in the Inventory section, on a new Change history tab within the computer detail form.

IMPORTANT: To activate this feature, enable change tracking in the Admin Center. As an AlloyScan administrator, you may also want to add new categories of changes to track. These and other administrative settings are available under My Organization | Settings | Change tracking.

INFO: For details, see Help: Change tracking.

External tools

Now you can remotely run commands, scripts, apps, and utilities on target computers and other audited devices directly from within AlloyScan. Out-of-the-box, you have access to popular network commands and tools such as Telnet, Ping, VNC, Remote Desktop, Trace Route, Wake on LAN, Reboot, and more.

 

TIP: AlloyScan administrators can configure new tools and modify existing configurations in the Admin Center, under My Organization | Settings | Tools.

INFO: For details, see Help: Tools.

FIXED

A number of minor improvements and bug fixes.

24.1

January 26, 2024

NEW

Log improvements

The log viewing in this release has been significantly improved in terms of appearance, convenience, and speed of operation.

Audit logs are initially shown collapsed, with only the number of devices indicated. Expanding a log shows the most vital audit details for each device, allowing you to quickly understand the overall situation.

For troubleshooting or closer examination, there is also an option to select an individual device to delve into a more detailed log.

The new release also includes the ability to maximize the log viewing screen, which is particularly useful when dealing with extensive logs.

INFO: For details, see Help: Logs.

Single audit schedule per device

For ease and transparency in audit scheduling, we have implemented a restriction ensuring that each device has no more than one audit schedule. The configuration of an audit schedule for a device is carried out in the Audit tab of the device detail form, under Audit Schedule. This is done by clicking on the Assign schedule button, after which you can apply an existing schedule or create a new one.

FIXED

A number of internal improvements and minor bug fixes.