2014-04-11 MonitorWare Agent 9.2 released

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Adiscon is proud to announce the 9.2 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This is the maintenance release and contains mainly bugfixes.

Most notably, this version includes OpenSSL library 1.0.1g. This fixes the latest openssl security issues known as heartbleed.

Remote Eventlog Monitoring in Eventlog Monitor V2 has been improved.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 9.2 is a free download. Customers with existing 8.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

2013-12-09 MonitorWare Agent 9.1 released

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Adiscon is proud to announce the 9.1 release of MonitorWare Agent.

This new minor release contains some new features and bugfixes.

Logs can now be normalized into XML, CSV and JSON formats. Furthermore, the normalization result is now fully available as regular properties and can be used both for output actions as well as filtering decisions.

This version permits monitoring remote machines via the V2 Event Log Monitor. This enables even better and remote monitoring capabilities.

International character set support has been improved. The email action now supports subject field encoding in UTF8, SHIFT-JIS, JIS and EUC-JP.

Detailed information can be found in the version history.

Version 9.1 is a free download. Customers with existing 8.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

MonitorWare Agent 9.1 Released (Build-IDs: Service 9.1.430, Client 9.1.0.1388)

Monday, December 9th, 2013

MonitorWare Agent 9.1 Released

Build-IDs: Service 9.1.430, Client 9.1.0.1388

Features

  • EventLog Monitor V2:
    Added support for Remote EventLog Monitoring. In order to work, make sure that the following requirements on the remote machine are met:

    • 1. The Service is configured to run with a administrative user who has rights on the local and remote machine.
    • 2. The Windows Event Collector Service is enabled and running on the remote machine.
    • 3. The Firewall on the remote machine (if enabled) allows access to Remote Event Log Management.
    • 4. The configured User is member of the "Event Log Readers" group on the remote machine.
  • Added new option "Process unknown/unconfigured Eventlog Channgels" which is enabled by default. Uncheck this option if you want to make sure that only selected Eventlog Channels should be monitored.
  • Updated librelp library to last v1 stable version 1.0.7.
  • File Action: Added file segmentation support for files above 2gb
  • Send Email Action: Added support for UTF8, SHIFT-JIS, JIS and EUC-JP encoded subjects.
  • Lognorm Action:
    Added option to specify output type as XML, CSV, JSN (Stored into a custom property)
    Event Fields are stored into the Property Engine now.

Bugfixes

  • File Action: File Size checking is now done before writing into files, this avoids writing into files that already reached their limits.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver: Fixed minor memory leak which occurred when receiving SNMP Traps.
  • HTTP Probe: Fixed HTTP Connection Close handling causing http 400 error log entries on IIS.

You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.

2012-08-29 MonitorWare Agent 8.2 released

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Adiscon is proud to announce the 8.2 release of MonitorWare Agent. This is a minor release.

This release contains new features for the File Monitor, Database Monitor and the Write to File Action as well as a bugfix for the SNMP Trap Receiver.

For more details read the version history

Version 8.2 is a free download. Customers with existing 11.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

2012-03-05 MonitorWare Agent 8.1 released

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Adiscon is proud to announce the 8.1 release of MonitorWare Agent. This release includes performance enhancements and bugfixes.

With this release, we offer support for the "CEE enhanced Syslog Format", a format that intends to ease event processing. A multi-vendor community including Red Hat, MITRE, Balabit and Adiscon will build a better logging infrastructure and CEE enhanced syslog is a major building block. Adiscon is proud to be the first vendor to offer support for this format inside a tool for Microsoft Windows.

There is also an overall performance boost in the core engine. Also UDP Spoofing for IPv4 is now supported.

For more details read the version history

Version 8.1 is a free download. Customers with existing 11.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

MonitorWare Agent 8.0 Released (Build-IDs: Service 8.0.411, Client 8.0.1342)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

MonitorWare Agent 8.0 Released

Build-IDs: Service 8.0.411, Client 8.0.1342

New Additions

  • Added new Action called Send MSQueue:
    This action can send messages to the Microsoft Message Queuing Server. It is possible to customize the Queue Label, Priority    and Queue Body. The Queue Body contains the message property by default as UNICODE (UTF16) string. In order to use this action, you need to have the Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) Server installed.
  • Added support for IPv6:
    Support for IPv6 has been added into all network related facilities of the engine. All network related actions will automatically detect IPv6 and IPv4 target addresses if configured. You can also use DNS resolution to resolve valid IPv6 addresses. Network related Services can either use IPv4 or IPv6 as internet protocol. In order to support both protocols, you will need to create two services. The only exception is the RELP Listener, which uses IPv4 and IPv6 automatically if available.
  • SMTP Listener Service:
    Added support for accepting connections using the extended SMTP EHLO command.
  • SETP service / Action:
    Extended MonitorWare SETP Protocol to V3. If Sender and Server support V3 or higher, UTF8 is now used to encode/decode messages. This maintains the correct character encoding after the messages is received and rebuild internally.
  • ODBC / OLEDB Action:
    Implemented OutputEncoding for 8Bit (var)char fields. This means we can now write UTF8 encoded messages into varchar fields.
  • Syslog Listener Service:
    Added option to add ProcID into SyslogTag for RFC 5424 Header parsing. This was previously default. The Option is disabled by default now making it easier to filter for the SyslogTag.
    Added option to Force UTF8 Decoding in Syslog Service. A new Encoding configuration tab lets you decide, if you which to automatically detect the encoding, force UTF8 decoding, or use system default encoding.
  • Core Engine:
    Added Performance fix for UTF conversion for empty strings.
    Enhanced SSL Security in all network related Services.
  • EventLog Monitor V2:
    Added support for polling EventLog Records. This works almost like in the old EventLog Monitor, the Eventlog channel is polled frequently and new EventLog records are processed only. By default, the "Subscription Model" is used which processed events in Realtime.
    Added support to read and process EVTX files. This requires the new "Eventlog Polling" method. It is also possible to update the EVTX files while MonitorWare Agent is running.
  • Upgraded internal NET-SNMP library to version 5.6.1.
  • SNMP Trap Receiver / Monitor / Send SNMP Action:
    Added support for IPv4/IPv6 and TCP/UDP. A combination of UDP/TCP and IPv4/IPv6 can now be configured. (more…)
  • 2011-05-03 MonitorWare Agent 8.0 released

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

    Adiscon is proud to announce the 8.0 release of MonitorWare Agent. This new major release focusses on international support. First of all, it now provides full IPv6 support throughout the complete engine, including all services and actions. This provides an easy transition to the new protocol just in time when the migration becomes more important to many customers. Also, the new release provides far better support for Unicode, both in messages being processed as well as internal handling, like the write to database actions.

    The improved Unicode support increases interoperability for example in Asia. Not only is it easier to have the correct character set persisted to files and databases, it now also is possible to send Unicode via RFC5424-formatted messages to standards-compliant remote hosts.

    The new IPv6 support is currently of most benefit for customers in countries with very limited IPv4 address ranges. However, it enables a smooth transition to the new protocol to customers everywhere. It is considered an important milestone towards the next generation of the Internet.

    In addition to these top features, the new version includes additional new capabilities, like native support for backup EVTX files. There are various use cases for this capablity. An important one is that some SAN devices export their event log in the form of an ETVX file, which now can natively be read by EventReporter. The new release also contains some bug fixes.

    The new version also includes additional new capabilities, like native support for the Microsoft Message Queuing Server. It also contains some bug fixes.

    Detailled information can be found in the version history.

    Version 8.0 is a free download. Customers with existing 11.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

    2010-12-02 MonitorWare Agent 7.2a released

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

    Adiscon is proud to announce the 7.2a release of MonitorWare Agent. This is a bufixing release.

    This release only consists of two bugfixes:

    • File Monitor
      Fixed issue an which caused message processing problems when the percent characters was within the loglines.
    • Core Engine
      Fixed string processing issues, partitially related to the SetProperty Action.

    For more details read the version history

    Version 7.2a is a free download. Customers with existing 6.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.

    MonitorWare Agent 7.2a Released (Build-IDs: Service 7.2.0.399, Client 7.2.0.1326)

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

    MonitorWare Agent 7.2a Released

    Release Date: 2010-12-02

    Build-IDs: Service 7.2.0.399, Client 7.2.0.1326

    Bugfixes

    • File Monitor
      Fixed issue an which caused message processing problems when the percent characters was within the loglines.
    • Core Engine
      Fixed string processing issues, partitially related to the SetProperty Action.

    You can download Free Trial Version of MonitorWare Agent.

    2010-04-23 MonitorWare Agent 7.1 Final Released

    Monday, April 26th, 2010

    MonitorWare Agent 7.1 Released

    Adiscon is proud to announce the 7.1 release of MonitorWare Agent.
    This release includes important new features and minor bug fixes. New features are:

    • Old-Style Format Emulation for Event Parameters – the old Windows Event Log
      system contained numbered parameters (name "ParamX" in our implementation). The new
      style implementation (e.g Windows 7, Windows Server 2008) does not support them in the same way.
      The Event Log Monitor V2 is still able to provide parameters in the "old style" format,
      what means that log analysis scripts can receive a consistent stream of data for both
      new style and old style Windows events.

    • Improved Support for NetApp Filer and similar devices
      which enables to integrate their event logs into a central repository.
      For this, EventReporter is executed on a Windows system and pulls NetApp Events via
      the NetApp event log API. Note that there are various modes for doing this, and
      all of them have some specifics in addition to the "usual" requirements found in
      the Microsoft API specification. EventReporter knows these specifics and has special
      code to work with them.

    • Support for old-style Windows Event Log Backup Files
      Current Windows releases (like Windows 2008 Server) cannot read event log backup files
      from older Windows systems utilizing the old-style event API.
      This holds also true for event log files created by third-party applications in that
      format (and there are such third-party applications). EventReporter is capable to read
      and process these files on any Windows platform, including the most recent ones.

    For more details read the

    version history

    Version 7.1 is a free download.
    Customers with existing 10.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to sales@adiscon.com. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.