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

  • Platform releases that introduce new feature and go through the full QA process once a quarter will be referred to as a Release Candidate
  • The Release Candidate from the previous quarter that includes all patch releases will be referred to as the General Release
  • Patch releases that enables continuous update of the latest Platform Release Candidate when short term fixes are identified.

Platform releases are released according to the following schedule:

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

Patch releases do not follow a fixed schedule since they are driven by support requests. Both Platform and Patch releases will be posted on the Portal website, but only Platform releases will be announced by email to our entire user community.

If you have any question, please contact us at support@network-perception.com.

NP-View (Java) Release Notes

2020 Releases

2020-07-25 NP-View version 6.1.14

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

2020-07-06 NP-View version 6.1.13

  • Fixed rule audit PDF export column header alignment

2020-07-02 NP-View version 6.1.12

  • Prevent cyclic object group references from causing an exception

2020-06-18 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

2020-06-11 NP-View version 6.1.10

  • Improved support for CheckPoint R80 MDS and global rules

2020-06-09 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

2020-05-28 NP-View version 6.1.8

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

2020-05-25 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

2020-05-22 NP-View version 6.1.6

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

2020-05-20 NP-View version 6.1.5

  • Improved CheckPoint R80 parser

2020-05-11 NP-View version 6.1.4

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

2020-05-09 NP-View version 6.1.3

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

2020-05-06 NP-View version 6.1.2

  • Added interface description to the topology map

2020-04-22 NP-View version 6.1.1

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

2020-04-15 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

2020-04-09 version 6.0.4

  • Improved Palo Alto parser

2020-03-17 version 6.0.3

  • Improved Check Point parser

2020-03-12 version 6.0.2

  • Improved support for EIGRP

2020-03-03 version 6.0.1

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

2020-02-15 version 6.0.0

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

2020-01-14 version 5.9.8

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

2019 Releases

2019-12-24 version 5.9.7

  • Added prototype parser for Sophos firewalls

2019-12-19 version 5.9.6

  • Improved file categorization for Extreme switches
  • Improved Palo Alto parser
  • Improved Fortinet parser
  • Fixed exception with Checkpoint parser
  • Improved Cisco parser

2019-12-13 version 5.9.5

  • Improved topology inference
  • Fixed exception in Palo Alto parser
  • Improved Dell parser

2019-12-10 version 5.9.4

  • Added prototype parser for Dell devices
  • Improved Fortinet parser
  • Improved topology inference to better connect primary networks
  • UI improvements

2019-11-18 version 5.9.3

  • Improved support for Netstat
  • Improved Fortinet parser
  • Improved Cisco FTD parser

2019-11-06 version 5.9.2

  • Added support for Palo Alto interzone and intrazone rule types
  • Improved Palo Alto parser and added support for vwire interfaces
  • Improved config sanitizer

2019-10-18 version 5.9.1

  • No longer create VPN gateway if connected interface is shutdown
  • Improved Checkpoint support

2019-10-14 version 5.9.0

  • Added parser for Hirschmann device (beta)
  • Fixed Cisco TCPUDP and ICMP group parsing issues
  • Improved Checkpoint parser to include edge devices
  • No longer merge private subnets with identical names from different devices

2019-09-18 version 5.8.5

  • Added parser for Scalance X300 switches

2019-09-10 version 5.8.4

  • Added support for special characters in ruleset when importing from CSV
  • Improved support for Cisco NAT rules
  • Improved display of large VLAN ranges

2019-09-01 version 5.8.3

  • Added right-click option to align nodes vertically or horizontally
  • Improved Alcatel Lucent parser
  • Fixed baseline analysis issue
  • Improved expand/collapse node location and visual group handling

2019-08-25 version 5.8.2

  • Added standalone config sanitizer utility

2019-08-07 version 5.8.1

  • Fixed issue parsing Fortinet address groups
  • Added support for .W checkpoint rulebase files
  • Fixed issue parsing Palo Alto application groups

2019-07-21 version 5.8.0

  • Improved SEL-3620 and iptable path analysis
  • Added documentation to import HP switches and Azure Cloud firewall

2019-07-15 version 5.7.7

  • Added right-click menu item to clear selection
  • Added option to cancel a failed import into an existing project
  • User interface improvements

2019-07-07 version 5.7.6

  • Added feature to import criticality and groups from a CSV file
  • Improved user interface and visual groups
  • Improved workflow when importing Host and ARP files
  • Fixed issue with duplicated entry in baseline audit table

2019-06-12 version 5.7.5

  • Improved process to add new nodes from host/ARP/Nmap/PCAP/Netstat files and to keep custom changes across project versions
  • Added parser for Palo Alto ARP file
  • Added parser for Enterasys ARP file
  • Added parser for DNS zone files
  • Improved path analysis for IPTables and SEL-3620

2019-05-17 version 5.7.4

  • Improved Fortinet and Check Point parsers

2019-05-14 version 5.7.3

  • Improved Fortinet parser

2019-04-29 version 5.7.2

  • Improved rule export to Excel

2019-04-15 version 5.7.0

  • Improved Palo Alto parser
  • Improved UI

2019-04-09 version 5.6.21

  • Improved Check Point parser
  • Improved temporary folder deletion process

2019-03-28 version 5.6.20

  • Fixed issue related to associated zones with interfaces
  • Improved Juniper parser

2019-03-25 version 5.6.19

  • Automatically populate path comments using rule comments
  • Improve format of path table section in project report

2019-03-18 version 5.6.18

  • Improved support for user and application-based filters
  • Added custom field feature to rule audit table

2019-03-12 version 5.6.17 STABLE

  • Fixed import issue for Check Point
  • Improved RuggedCom parser
  • Fixed DNS lookup feature

2019-03-03 version 5.6.16 STABLE

  • Fixed issue related to restoring visual groups
  • Fixed issue related to saving project when rule audit table filters are applied

2019-02-25 version 5.6.15 STABLE

  • Improved loading time for large rulesets
  • Improved import of rule table (CSV format)

2019-02-14 version 5.6.14 STABLE

  • Improved pfSense / BSD parser
  • Fixed issue with change tracking

2019-02-04 version 5.6.13 STABLE

  • Improved ARP table import

2019-02-01 version 5.6.12 STABLE

  • Fixed issue related to re-opening a project with modified groups
  • Improved criticality labeling in rule audit table

2019-01-31 version 5.6.11 STABLE

  • Fixed import issue with FreeBSD parser

2019-01-29 version 5.6.10 STABLE

  • Improved criticality labeling in rule audit table
  • Improved support for Panorama device groups and virtual systems

2019-01-28 version 5.6.9 STABLE

  • Fixed issue with exporting rule audit table to CSV that were missing groups
  • Added source and destination criticality columns to rule audit table

2019-01-23 version 5.6.8 STABLE

  • Added support for device group in Panorama
  • Fixed issue with path analysis and ICMP
  • Fixed recursion issue when looking up zones in Sonicwall

2019-01-16 version 5.6.7 STABLE

  • Fixed binding to ‘any’ in Palo Alto
  • Added provenance information to ARP / Host / Nessus / Netstat parsers

NP-Live Release Notes

2020 Releases

[1.8.4] – 2020-08-24 – Summer 2020

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

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

  • Sort workspace alphabetically on home page
  • Improved API token usability
[1.8.1] – 2020-07-24 – 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] – 2020-07-10 – 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
[1.7.4] – 2020-05-16 – Spring 2020

  • Improved Change Tracking record to add NP-Connect event
  • Fixed parsing issue with global object groups used in Check Point
  • Added connector clone feature and connector group delete feature in NP-Connect
[1.7.3] – 2020-05-28 – Spring 2020

  • Fixed API token creation issue
  • Improved NP-Connect usability and SSH connector
[1.7.2] – 2020-05-12 – Spring 2020

  • Introduced NP-Connect to easily manage workspace connectors
  • Added user actions and dynamic statuses to risks and warnings
  • Improved policy manager
  • Improved user interface and robustness
  • Added Check Point R80 API support and parser
[1.6.0] – 2020-02-14 – Winter 2020

  • New parser added for Sophos devices
  • Introduced new best practice report
  • Expanded risk alert library and usability
  • Added the ability to create workspace through drag-and-drop
  • Improved setup process and Active Directory authentication
  • Improved robustness and usability
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