MAX RM Release… New Mac Agent 2.0 (RC) and improvements to Site Concentrator

We’re pleased to announce that the new Mac Agent, v2.0 RC, is now available in the MAX RM Dashboard to download and install on Apple Macs. This new Mac RC Agent extends the Dashboard’s real-time architecture to the Mac ecosystem, bringing it into line with Windows and setting the stage for future enhancements to the Mac platform. To find out more about this update, click here.

Today’s release also includes a set of improvements to the Site Concentrator feature, designed to make it easier to deploy, more robust, and ultimately more useful. Please note that the Site Concentrator enhancement requires the new Windows RC Agent (v10.5.1). The previous blog post has more details on this update as well.

The release is currently rolling out across the Dashboard territories and will be available to all customers by tomorrow, October 13th. We very much hope you take advantage of these enhancements, and encourage you to test the new RC Agents and share any feedback you may have.

Here are the release notes for today’s release…

Summary for Service Release
– New Mac Agent, improvements to Site Concentrator
– Dashboard v6.31
– New Windows RC Agent v10.5.1, new Mac RC Agent v2.0, no change to GA Agent

Dashboard v6.31
UPDATE: Ability for Site Concentrator to support upstream proxy server (requires RC Agent v10.5.1)
UPDATE: Optional Support for Site Concentrator to pass authentication to upstream proxy (requires RC Agent v10.5.1)
UPDATE: Option to automatically open Windows Firewall port for Site Concentrator (requires RC Agent v10.5.1)
UPDATE: Improved Site Concentrator configuration auditing

Agent v10.5.1 RC
UPDATE: Site Concentrator enhancements to support proxy environments and Windows Firewall ports
BUGFIX: Correct issue so the Advanced Monitoring Agent doesn’t go overdue after updating the Agent to a new version
BUGFIX: Improvements to asset scan to resolve duplicate software entries and unknown characters issue related to DWORD type
BUGFIX: Ensure the Event Log Check doesn’t fail due to quotation marks or square brackets passed in the message string
BUGFIX: Correct issue with Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 in AV Check to ensure it’s updating its defs

Agent 2.0.0 RC – Mac Agent
UPDATE: New RC Agent for Apple Macs, introducing real-time architecture support for Apple computers, available for supported OS X and macOS systems: 10.7 ‘Lion’ and above
UPDATE: Faster processing of Check edits and of new Script Check additions
UPDATE: Option to set the Mac Agent to 120 minute monitoring

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