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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
[2.1.0] – 2021-1-21 – 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 – Autogroup function is not properly grouping or adding hosts to groups (zones)
  • Known Issue – Groups (zones) may not collapse or expand properly
  • 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

2021-1-21 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 Panos
  • Resolved merge exceptions when adding or deleting devices
  • Resolved several Checkpoint parsing errors

2021-1-8 NP-View version 6.2.3 – patch release

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

2020-12-11 NP-View version 6.2.2 – patch release

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

2020-12-03 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

2020-11-02 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 Panos parser supports address negation
  • Added support for management vdoms with name other than default “root” in Fortinet configuration files

2020-09-24 NP-View version 6.1.18

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

2020-09-16 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

2020-09-01 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

2020-08-04 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

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

2021 Releases
[2.1.0] – 2021-1-21 – 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 Panos
  • 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 does not import rule justifications (comments)
  • Known Issue – Auto group function is not properly grouping or adding hosts to groups (zones)
  • Known Issue – Groups (zones) may not collapse or expand properly
  • Known Issue – Deleting the last device from a workspace will 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] – 2021-01-08 – 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
[2.0.6] – 2021-01-08 – 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
[2.0.5] – 2020-12-22 – 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 PanOS

[2.0.4] – 2020-12-11 – 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] – 2020-12-3 – 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] – 2020-11-24 – 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] – 2020-11-09 – Winter 2021 – Release Candidate

  • Resolved connector and data ingestion issues identified by customers

[2.0.0] – 2020-10-16 – 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] – 2020-09-15 – Summer 2020 – Release Candidate

  • Introduced new UI style
  • Improved NP-Connect usability

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

  • Added context selection to Cisco connectors
  • Introduced dashboard view for workspaces
  • Improved workspace error handling
[1.8.3] – 2020-08-17 – 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 PanOS device
  • Improved database performance
[1.8.2] – 2020-08-05 – Summer 2020- Release Candidate

  • Improved workspace sort (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
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