MAX RemoteManagement – Dashboard v5.51, Agent v9.7.2 GA Release – Managed Online Backup Enhancements

Dear Customers,

We’re pleased to announce that Dashboard v5.51 is being released overnight, so that it will be available in advance of the working day tomorrow, Thursday 30th of October. With this release, Agent v9.7.2 replaces Agent v9.6.1 as the production agent and becomes available for auto-update.

This release contains a significant update to Managed Online Backup, allowing you to take advantage of many of the features available in the standalone MAX Backup product:

  • Virtualised Environments: You can now backup and restore Microsoft Hyper-V as well as VMware virtual machines at a host level
  • Virtual Disaster Recovery: Leverage System State and essential file system backups to rapidly recover physical system back as a Hyper-V or VMware compatible virtual machine
  • New HTML-Based Backup Manager: Enjoy improved user experience, management, usability and enhanced responsiveness
  • Easier Seed-Loading: Initiate seed-loading from within the Backup Manager at any time, not just during the initial backup
  • In-place Exchange Restore: Restore Exchange 2007 and later systems straight to the Exchange Server

We’re excited to introduce these enhancements to Managed Online Backup and to help broaden your opportunity for offering clients a business continuity and data security solution, all from within the MAX RM Dashboard. Please click our Quick Start Guide to find out more. We’ll also be hosting a webinar next week on the new Managed Online Backup features, please visit our website for details.

In addition, we’re pleased to introduce a new Mail Traffic Report section for App Control, allowing you to see inbound and outbound email traffic details per user account for both MAX Mail and Office 365.

Please note that we’re also continuing to make Dashboard UI improvements following the Dashboard UI upgrade earlier in the month, with several items currently passing through QA. We’re planning a release for these shortly.

With Agent v9.7.2 GA becoming available for auto-update, you’ll be able to fully roll out previous enhancements such as the new Failed Login Check and the Agent Auto-Uninstall feature to all your devices (please note that Agent Auto-Uninstall requires Agent v9.7.2 or above) – see below for full release notes.

Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to draw you attention once more to the email update taking place for the MAX RM Dashboard, as described on the MAXfocus Status Blog.
With Kind Regards,
The Team at MAXfocus

 

Summary for Feature Release, Wednesday 29 October 2014:

  • Feature release focused on Managed Online Backup upgrade
  • Dashboard v5.51
  • Agent v9.7.2 GA, Agent v9.8.0 RC
  • Dashboard UI adjustments and bug fixes ongoing and to release soon after

 

Dashboard v5.51

  • FEATURE: Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) from physical to virtual and virtual to virtual, restoring in Hyper-V or VMware in Managed Online Backup
  • FEATURE: Store Archive versions of Backup files beyond the standard 28 day retention limit in Managed Online Backup
  • FEATURE: Support for Microsoft Hyper-V in Managed Online Backup
  • FEATURE: Support MySQL in Managed Online Backup
  • FEATURE: A new Mail Traffic Report in App Control for MAX Mail and Office 365 showing inbound and outbound mail traffic data
  • UPDATE: Managed Online Backup updated to latest version of MAX Backup v14.1 / IASO 2014 v14.1
  • UPDATE: A new HTML-based Backup Manager for Managed Online Backup with improved UI
  • UPDATE: Launch the new Backup Manager from the Dashboard to connect to end-point devices without the need for local installs of Backup Manager
  • BUGFIX: Ensure the Usage Report is available to Distributor customers

 

Agent v9.8.0 (RC)

  • UPDATE: Managed Online Backup updated to latest version of MAX Backup v14.1 / IASO 2014 v14.1
  • BUGFIX: Ensure the Vulnerability Scan runs in accordance with Patch Management policy settings

 

Agent v9.7.2 General Availability (GA) – Includes all the updates since the current production Agent v9.6.1:

Agent v9.7.2 (RC)

  • FEATURE: Failed Login Check, renamed from the Hacker Check, now with aggregated event details (requires Windows Vista, Server 2008 or above)
  • FEATURE: Automatically uninstall the Advanced Monitoring Agent, associated Feature Agents and any associated files when removing a Windows or OSX device from the Dashboard
  • UPDATE: Updated Backup Check for ARCserve to support ARCserve UDP product

Agent v9.7.1 (RC)

  • UPDATE: Support IASO 2014 / MAX Backup version 14 in the Backup Check
  • UPDATE: Add support for Kaspersky Anti-Virus version 14.0.0.4651
  • BUGFIX: Ensure the correct detection of Yosemite Server Backup

Agent 9.7.0 (RC)

  • UPDATE: Update Take Control to TeamViewer 9.0.29327
  • BUGFIX: Ensure Take Control session information is generated for Take Control Report
  • BUGFIX: Correctly handle unexpected registry values when running Backup check for Acronis Backup & Recovery
  • BUGFIX: Ensure correct operation of Backup check for Symantec Backup Exec when certain registry keys are empty
  • BUGFIX: Ensure Backup check supports latest version of GFI MAX Backup
  • BUGFIX: Correctly handle redirection of system paths on 64 bit versions of Windows in File Size check
  • BUGFIX: Ensure Antivirus update check supports Engine B in Business version of G Data 2014

Agent v9.6.1 (RC)

  • BUGFIX: Ensure AVG 2013 64 bit version is detected correctly in the Antivirus update check
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