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NP-View and NP-Live releases are divided into two groups:

  • General releases that introduce new features and go through the full QA process once a quarter
  • Releases candidates to fix issues identified by clients that prohibit the proper operation of the system.

General releases following the below schedule:

  • January for the Winter release
  • April for the Spring release
  • July for the Summer release
  • October for the Fall release

Release candidates do not follow a fixed schedule since they are driven by support requests. Only Platform releases will be announced by email to our entire user community. Below is the list of available releases and the features / fixes in each release. If you have any question, please contact us at support@network-perception.com.

NP-View Generation II (HTML) Release Notes

2021 Releases
[2.2.1] – 4-30 – Summer 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the device risk grade calculations to remove fixed and resolved issues.
  • Improved the NERC-CIP Summary report generation wizard.
  • Resolved an issue where path analysis was displaying duplicate paths.
  • Resolved an issue where path connectivity was not properly highlighted.
  • Resolved an issue where Table Report columns would disappear during window resizing.
  • Resolved an error with PanOS where a maximum recursion depth error occurred when parsing application filter X.
  • Resolved an error with PanOS where the same device exported locally or via panorama were not recognized as identical.
  • Resolved an error with Checkpoint R80 where a sub graphing error occurred
[2.2.0] – 4-16 – Spring 2021 – General Release

  • Added a customer preview for the PCI Compliance module
  • Upgraded workspaces to reflect a specific compliance framework, type is now reflected on the workspace widget. Compliance specific categories, auto group and reporting are now segregated by compliance type.
  • Improved name formatting for custom views, devices in policy manager and workspace information boxes
  • Improved the handling of topology objects when devices are deleted
  • Improved the default settings in the NERC-CIP summary report wizard
  • Resolved an issue with Palo Alto Merge
  • Resolved an issue with CheckPoint where invalid risk alerts were being generated for cluster members
  • Resolved an issue for CheckPoint R80 where ‘str’ object has no attribute ‘name’ and failed to parse rulebase Z_Policy
  • Resolved an issue where Cisco router configuration files were being categorized as Cisco route files
  • Resolved an issue where Qualys file imports were failing
  • Resolved an issue where manual device type overrides were not reflected in asset inventory
  • Resolved an issue with PanOS where DEBUG ‘<‘ not supported between instances of ‘str’ and ‘IPNetwork’
  • Removed access to the upgrade or renew license feature from within a workspace
[2.1.5] – 4-2 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the performance of table reports and topology rendering for large workspaces
  • Resolved an issue where auto update was failing to retrieve the update files from the NP Portal
  • Resolved an issue with path analysis where files loaded sequentially would cause a system error
  • Resolved an issue where service and vulnerability information was not viewable after import
  • Improved support for tags loaded from Palo Alto config files
  • Resolved an issue with Palo Alto where parent device rules were missing when using the device selector
  • Resolved a client specific Cisco ASA Parsing error
  • Resolved a client specific Sophos parsing error that resulted in missing firewall rules
  • Resolved a client specific PanOS import error caused by premature end of data tag
[2.1.4] – 3-22 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the visualization of Interfaces with no IP address to show in a different color on the topology map. These interfaces are hidden by default and can be displayed using the cloud button on the bottom toolbar.
  • Improved the auto placement of objects on the topology map when additional devices are added.
  • Resolved multiple issues parsing rulesets, objects and groups in CheckPoint R80.
  • Resolved an issue handling IP addresses listed as strings in PAN OS.
  • Resolved an issue where some Routers and Switches were being displayed as hosts on the topology.
  • Resolved an issue where delete routers orphaned hosts and networks on the topology map.
  • Resolved an issue where Compare Path History was showing a loading error.
  • Resolved an issue where netstat route parsing fails to create valid IP’s for NICs.
  • Resolved an issue where the R80 Exporter failed to connect to the Domain Server using 2FA.
[2.1.3] – 3-4 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved merge for processing NP-View I project files.
  • Improved the BSD and Linux IP table parser
  • Resolved an issue where gateway dependents and peers were not collapsing with its connected network.
  • Resolved an issue where auto group was not including some gateways or ranges.
  • Resolved an issue where the PAN-OS parser would error when importing select customer files.
  • Resolved an issue where networks connecting firewalls disappeared when collapsed.
  • Known Issue:  We have identified a situation where a layer 3 switch used as a terminal server with one physical IP may be improperly identified as a host.
  • Possible issue – Even with the upgraded parsing and merging processes, some customer specific issues may remain.  Contact support to log an issue for resolution.
[2.1.2] – 2-19 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved merge when handling tunnels
  • Resolved an issue where the topology map got stuck in a refresh loop due to an exception error
  • Resolved an issue where device positions on the topology map were not sticky when zones were created
  • Resolved an issue where devices with the same name overlapped on the topology map
  • Resolved an issue ingesting iptables where new objects failed to be created
  • Resolved an issue where rule table comments did not display after new config files were imported
[2.1.1] – 2-5 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the merge algorithm to resolve several customer related issues and stalled processes
  • Resolved multiple issues with expand and collapse of network objects
  • Resolved an issue where topology map object positions were not being correctly remembered on workspace exit
  • Resolved an issue where auto group was not properly creating and recreating zones
  • Resolved an issue where interfaces and connectivity were not properly updating after devices are added or removed
  • Resolved an issue where spaces in hostnames break the merge process
  • Resolved an issue with Nokia CPM Parsing
  • Resolved an issue on PAN-OS where the system failed to fully translate ADDRESS/BINDING group X depending on undefined group
  • Resolved an issue parsing Cisco config files that were incorrectly labelled as ARP files
  • Resolved an issue with PAN-OS where some vlans were shown as disconnected
  • Documented the process for setting the application time (see Knowledge base)
  • Known issue – When deleting a device, some hosts and networks may remain on the topology map (they will be moved to unmapped)
  • Known issue – email addresses are not being extracted from LDAP for notifications
[2.1.0] – 1-21 – Winter 2021 – Preview Release

  • Release of NP-View Generation II for select client preview
  • Known Issue – Import of NP-View I project file into NP-View II does not import rule justifications (comments)
  • Known Issue – Deleting the last device from a workspace will result in an error
  • Known Issue – Path analysis display may not include hosts

NP-View Generation I (Java) Release Notes

2021 Releases

4-30 NP-View version 6.2.9 – patch release

  • Resolved an error with PanOS where a maximum recursion depth error occurred when parsing application filter X.
  • Resolved an error with PanOS where the same device exported locally or via panorama were not recognized as identical.
  • Resolved an error with Checkpoint R80 where a sub graphing error occurred

4-16 NP-View version 6.2.8 – patch release

  • Resolved an issue with CheckPoint where invalid risk alerts were being generated for cluster members
  • Resolved an issue for CheckPoint R80 where ‘str’ object has no attribute ‘name’ and failed to parse rulebase Z_Policy
  • Resolved an issue where Qualys file imports were failing
  • Resolved an issue with PanOS where DEBUG ‘<‘ not supported between instances of ‘str’ and ‘IPNetwork’

4-2 NP-View version 6.2.7 – patch release

  • Improved support for tags loaded from Palo Alto config files
  • Resolved an issue with Palo Alto where parent device rules were missing when using the device selector
  • Resolved a client specific Cisco ASA Parsing error
  • Resolved a client specific Sophos parsing error that resulted in missing firewall rules
  • Resolved a client specific PanOS import error caused by premature end of data tag

3-19 NP-View version 6.2.6 – patch release

  • Resolved multiple issues parsing rulesets, objects and groups in CheckPoint R80.
  • Resolved an issue handling IP addresses listed as strings in PAN OS.
  • Resolved an issue where the R80 Exporter failed to connect to the Domain Server using 2FA
  • Resolved an issue parsing rulesets from Linux IP Tables.

3-4 NP-View version 6.2.5 – patch release

  • Improved the BSD and Linux IP table parser
  • Resolved an issue with the PAN-OS parser would error when importing select customer files.

1-21 NP-View version 6.2.4 – patch release

  • Improved importing of Nexpose and host files
  • Improved configuration file parsing and merging
  • Resolved an issue with duplicate border gateways in PAN-OS
  • Resolved merge exceptions when adding or deleting devices
  • Resolved several Checkpoint parsing errors

1-8 NP-View version 6.2.3 – patch release

  • Resolved issue of parsing netstat -rn output
  • Resolved issue of identifying Windows host files
2020 Releases

12-11 NP-View version 6.2.2 – patch release

  • Improved importing and parsing for netstat files, MAC/ARP tables and Protocol/Service Groups

12-03 NP-View version 6.2.1 – patch release

  • Improved recognition of nested rule groups in Check Point R80
  • Improved handling of network interfaces, gateways, and Cisco router ACL syntax
  • Improved rule parsing in Panorama parser

11-02 NP-View version 6.2

  • Improved Checkpoint R80 parser to better support nested groups and multiple access layers
  • Improved parsing of routing table files
  • Explicitly flag and ignore rules that have sources or destination negated until the PAN-OS parser supports address negation
  • Added support for management vdoms with name other than default “root” in Fortinet configuration files

09-24 NP-View version 6.1.18

  • Upgraded Alcatel parser to support Nokia 7705 SAR configuration syntax
  • Improved parsing of routing tables

09-16 NP-View version 6.1.17

  • Added 2 new criticality inference levels for visual groups with name containing keywords “office” (LOW) and “datacenter” (HIGH)
  • Exclude policies found uninstalled in Checkpoint R80 configuration files imported
  • Fixed object groups not fully reset between consecutive imports of Fortinet configuration files

09-01 NP-View version 6.1.16

  • Optimized import of Checkpoint R80 configs limiting scope to objects used in policies
  • Fixed exceptions importing some RuggedCom ROX and Checkpoint R77 configuration files

08-04 NP-View version 6.1.15

  • Improved display of VPN tunnels for Palo Alto devices
  • Added prompt when saving project to include config files or not in project file
  • Added rule name to rule table in project report

07-25 NP-View version 6.1.14

  • Improved CheckPoint R80 parser and rule display
  • Improved performance and stability

07-06 NP-View version 6.1.13

  • Fixed rule audit PDF export column header alignment

07-02 NP-View version 6.1.12

  • Prevent cyclic object group references from causing an exception

06-18 NP-View version 6.1.11

  • Improved display of CheckPoint ruleset (rule sequence number and access layer scope)
  • Improved path analysis when NAT is involved

06-11 NP-View version 6.1.10

  • Improved support for CheckPoint R80 MDS and global rules

06-09 NP-View version 6.1.9

  • Added parser for Qualys report
  • Fixed issue with rule audit change tracking feature
  • Improved support for BVI interface in Cisco parser

05-28 NP-View version 6.1.8

  • Added support for mesh VPN in CheckPoint R80 parser
  • Fixed sorting of risk alerts in config. assessment report

05-25 NP-View version 6.1.7

  • Added support for star VPN communities in CheckPoint R80 parser
  • Show prompt before creating visual groups based on interface zones

05-22 NP-View version 6.1.6

  • Fixed tooltip issue in rule attribute panel
  • Fixed display of interface description in topology map

05-20 NP-View version 6.1.5

  • Improved CheckPoint R80 parser

05-11 NP-View version 6.1.4

  • Fixed issue with VLAN networks getting duplicated
  • Added documentation for CheckPoint R80 exporter

05-09 NP-View version 6.1.3

  • Improved device selector for CheckPoint R80
  • Improved performance when importing files into an existing project

05-06 NP-View version 6.1.2

  • Added interface description to the topology map

04-22 NP-View version 6.1.1

  • Added device selector for Panorama and Checkpoint configurations
  • Automatically extract running-config.xml from Panorama Tech Support file

04-15 NP-View version 6.1.0

  • Improved topology inference
  • Fixed Palo Alto parser issue
  • Improved support for special characters
  • Added last updated timestamp of configuration files in device version table

04-09 version 6.0.4

  • Improved Palo Alto parser

03-17 version 6.0.3

  • Improved Check Point parser

03-12 version 6.0.2

  • Improved support for EIGRP

03-03 version 6.0.1

  • Improved Checkpoint device selector
  • Improved ScreenOS parser
  • Fixed issue with object group parsing in Palo Alto

02-15 version 6.0.0

  • Improved topology inference
  • Improved stability and usability
  • No longer trigger a high criticality risk alert for ICMP-only rules

01-14 version 5.9.8

  • Fixed issue with exporting Palo Alto ruleset to Excel
  • Improved Cisco parser
  • Improved Checkpoint parser

NP-Live Release Notes

2021 Releases
[2.2.1] – 4-30 – Summer 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Added a button to launch a connector import on demand.
  • Improved connectors and the import function for AWS and Azure.
  • Improved the device risk grade calculations to remove fixed and resolved issues.
  • Improved the NERC-CIP Summary report generation wizard.
  • Resolved an issue where cloning a connector would overwrite the existing connector on save.
  • Resolved an issue where path analysis was displaying duplicate paths.
  • Resolved an issue where path connectivity was not properly highlighted.
  • Resolved an issue where Table Report columns would disappear during window resizing.
  • Resolved an issue where the update license feature was not visible if a Administrator was assigned to multiple roles in AD/LDAP.
  • Resolved an error with PanOS where a maximum recursion depth error occurred when parsing application filter X.
  • Resolved an error with PanOS where the same device exported locally or via panorama were not recognized as identical.
  • Resolved an error with Checkpoint R80 where a sub graphing error occurred
[2.2.0] – 4-16 – Spring 2021 – General Release

  • Added a customer preview for the PCI Compliance module
  • Added a list of available connectors to NP-Connect login page
  • Added the ability to retrieve user e-mail addresses from LDAP for use with Notification Manager
  • Upgraded workspaces to reflect a specific compliance framework, type is now reflected on the workspace widget. Compliance specific categories, auto group and reporting are now segregated by compliance type.
  • Improved name formatting for custom views, devices in policy manager and workspace information boxes
  • Improved the handing of symbolic links (white list) in the SSH Connector
  • Improved the handling of topology objects when devices are deleted
  • Improved the default settings in the NERC-CIP summary reoprt wizard
  • Resolved an issue with Palo Alto Merge
  • Resolved an issue with CheckPoint where invalid risk alerts were being generated for cluster members
  • Resolved an issue for CheckPoint R80 where ‘str’ object has no attribute ‘name’ and failed to parse rulebase Z_Policy
  • Resolved an issue where Cisco router configuration files were being categorized as Cisco route files
  • Resolved an issue where Qualys file imports were failing
  • Resolved an issue where manual device type overrides were not reflected in asset inventory
  • Resolved an issue with PanOS where DEBUG ‘<‘ not supported between instances of ‘str’ and ‘IPNetwork’
  • Removed access to the upgrade or renew license feature from within a workspace
[2.1.5] – 4-2 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the performance of table reports and topology rendering for large workspaces
  • Resolved an issue with upgrading license keys when authenticated using LDAP
  • Resolved an issue where auto update was failing to retrieve the update files from the NP Portal
  • Resolved an issue with path analysis where files loaded sequentially would cause a system error
  • Resolved an issue where service and vulnerability information was not viewable after import
  • Improved support for tags loaded from Palo Alto config files
  • Resolved an issue with Palo Alto where parent device rules were missing when using the device selector
  • Resolved a client specific Cisco ASA Parsing error
  • Resolved a client specific Sophos parsing error that resulted in missing firewall rules
  • Resolved a client specific PanOS import error caused by premature end of data tag
[2.1.4] – 3-19 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the visualization of Interfaces with no IP address to show in a different color on the topology map. These interfaces are hidden by default and can be displayed using the cloud button on the bottom toolbar.
  • Improved the auto placement of objects on the topology map when additional devices are added.
  • Resolved multiple issues parsing rulesets, objects and groups in CheckPoint R80.
  • Resolved an issue handling IP addresses listed as strings in PAN OS.
  • Resolved an issue where some Routers and Switches were being displayed as hosts on the topology
  • Resolved an issue where delete routers orphaned hosts and networks on the topology map
  • Resolved an issue where Compare Path History was showing a loading error.
  • Resolved an issue where netstat route parsing fails to create valid IP’s for NICs
  • Resolved an issue where the R80 Exporter failed to connect to the Domain Server using 2FA
  • Resolved an issue where NP-Connect was ignoring the whitelist for SSH shares and importing all files.
  • Resolved an issue where the files uploaded indicator for SSH and Samba remained at 0 after device import
[2.1.3] – 3-4 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved merge for processing NP-View I project files.
  • Improved the BSD and Linux IP table parser
  • Resolved an issue where gateway dependents and peers were not collapsing with its connected network.
  • Resolved an issue where auto group was not including some gateways or ranges.
  • Resolved an issue where the PAN-OS parser would error when importing select customer files.
  • Resolved an issue where networks connecting firewalls disappeared when collapsed.
  • Resolved an issue where the R80 exporter would not connect to the domain server using RSA tokens. for 2FA.
  • Known Issue:  We have identified a situation where a layer 3 switch used as a terminal server with one physical IP may be improperly identified as a host.
  • Possible issue – Even with the upgraded parsing and merging processes, some customer specific issues may remain.  Contact support to log an issue for resolution.
[2.1.2] – 2-19 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved merge when handling tunnels
  • Improved the uploading interface between NP-Connect and Workspaces
  • Resolved an issue where the topology map got stuck in a refresh loop due to an exception error
  • Resolved an Attribute error with Checkpoint R80
  • Resolved an issue where device positions on the topology map were not sticky when zones were created
  • Resolved an issue where devices with the same overlapped on the topology map
  • Resolved an issue ingesting iptables where new objects failed to create
  • Resolved an issue with the R80 Exporter where it failed to connect to Domain Server using 2FA
  • Resolved an issue where comments did not display after new config files were imported
[2.1.1] – 2-5 – Spring 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved the merge algorithm to resolve several customer related issues and stalled processes
  • Resolved multiple issues with expand and collapse of network objects
  • Resolved an issue where topology map object positions were not being correctly remembered on exit
  • Resolved an issue where auto group was not properly creating zones
  • Resolved an issue where interfaces and connectivity were not properly updating after devices are added or removed
  • Resolved an issue where spaces in hostnames break the merge process
  • Resolved an issue with Nokia CPM Parsing
  • Resolved an issue on PAN-OS where the system failed to fully translate ADDRESS/BINDING group X depending on undefined group
  • Resolved an issue parsing Cisco config files that were incorrectly labelled as ARP files
  • Resolved an issue with PAN-OS where some vlans were shown as disconnected
  • Documented the process for setting the application time (see Knowledge base)
  • Known issue – When deleting a device, some hosts and networks may remain on the topology map (they will be moved to unmapped)
  • Known issue – email addresses are not being extracted from LDAP for notifications
[2.1.0] – 1-21 – Winter 2021 – General Release

  • Added ability to delete notifications
  • Improved UI and workflows for NP-Connect
  • Improved UI and workflows for workspace Share, Transfer and Export
  • Improved importing of Nexpose and host files
  • Improved configuration file parsing and merging
  • Resolved an issue where interfaces were not updating after devices were added or removed.
  • Resolved issues with group assignments and feature visibility when connected to Active Directory or LDAP
  • Resolved an issue with duplicate border gateways in PAN-OS
  • Resolved merge exceptions when adding or deleting devices
  • Resolved several Checkpoint parsing errors
  • Resolved multiple minor bugs and UI issues
  • Resolved an issue importing the license key from the portal.
  • This release includes all issues resolved in previous releases
  • Known Issue – Import of NP-View I project file into NP-Live may not import rule justifications (comments) on the Windows platform
  • Known Issue – Deleting the last device from a workspace may result in an error
  • Known Issue – Path analysis display may not include hosts
  • Known Issue – Azure and AWS connector setup screens have unnecessary (required) fields.
[2.0.6] – 01-08 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved automatic recognition of multihomed hosts
  • Resolved issue of Azure connectors in NP-Connect
  • Resolved issue of parsing netstat -rn output
  • Resolved issue of identifying Windows host files
  • Resolved issues in UI were some features were not showing up properly
2020 Releases
[2.0.5] – 12-22 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Resolved issue of differentiating Cisco contexts in NP-Connect
  • Resolved issue of parsing ARP table imports with Cisco switches
  • Resolved issue of importing .csv files with comments to Rule Table (.xlxs files still have issues)
  • Resolved issue of parsing layer 3 interfaces on PAN-OS

[2.0.4] – 12-11 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Resolved an issue with the user management function being unavailable when authenticating through Radius
  • Resolved an issue where some hosts listed in asset inventory were not identified on the topology map
  • Resolved an issue where unmapped hosts were not listed on the asset inventory report
  • Improved importing and parsing for netstat files, MAC/ARP tables and Protocol/Service Groups

[2.0.3] – 12-3 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Improved support for internet services in Fortinet device policies
  • Improved parsing of address groups/objects for R80 devices
  • Improved the parsing of device-groups for Panorama devices
  • Resolved an issue where Firewalls became visually detached on the topology map
  • Resolved issues with gateway and SEL/iptable parsing
  • Resolved an issue where devices are showing up multiple times in the Licensed device list
  • Resolved an issue where the path analysis was not filtered by the selected view
  • Resolved a workspace home page misdirection issue when logging out and immediately logging back in
  • Resolved CISCO related parsing errors related to child nodes
  • Resolved an issue where unmapped devices were erroneously being presented on the topology map
  • Renamed the “Service” column to “Ports” in the path table

[2.0.2] – 11-24 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Pre-release:  Juniper Connector to NP-Connect
  • Improved installation and configuration procedures in the knowledge base
  • Improved multiple UI usability issues (buttons, styles, colors, text consistency)
  • Resolved an issue with Dashboard Change Tracking calendar widget not displaying
  • Resolved an issue with the calculations in the Dashboard policy widget.
  • Resolved a Radius server connection issue

[2.0.1] – 11-09 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Resolved connector and data ingestion issues identified by customers

[2.0.0] – 10-16 – Fall 2020 – General Production Release

  • Added notification manager
  • Added workspace dashboard
  • Added ability to import project from NP-View
  • Improved network topology analysis
  • Improved summary reporting (NERC-CIP, Best Practices, Project Report)
  • Improved change tracking
  • Improved NP-Connect
  • Improved collaboration features (share workspace, comments, alert actions)

[1.8.5] – 09-15 – Summer 2020 – Release Candidate

  • Introduced new UI style
  • Improved NP-Connect usability

[1.8.4] – 08-24 – Summer 2020 – Release Candidate

  • Added context selection to Cisco connectors
  • Introduced dashboard view for workspaces
  • Improved workspace error handling
[1.8.3] – 08-17 – Summer 2020 – Release Candidate

  • Improved workspace sharing usability and added workspace ownership transfer
  • Improved license manager usability
  • Improved NP-Connect usability and added support for PAN-OS device
  • Improved database performance
[1.8.2] – 08-05 – Summer 2020- Release Candidate

  • Improved workspace sort (alphabetically) on home page
  • Improved API token usability
[1.8.1] – 07-24 – Summer 2020

  • Added support for Cisco IOS devices in NP-Connect
  • Added ability to update Active Directory settings under user management
  • Improved Cisco, Fortinet, and CheckPoint R80 parsers
[1.8.0] – 07-10 – Summer 2020

  • Added connector for Fortinet device
  • Fixed issue with workspace sharing when authentication uses Active Directory
  • Improved performance when importing NP-View project
  • Fixed issue with NP-Connect to keeping connector group information when upgrading
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