CloudPassage Halo - 2 July 2012
The 2 July 2012 release of CloudPassage® Halo® includes a number of feature enhancements and bug fixes.
Deactivating a user closes any open GhostPorts session the user may have
If a GhostPorts user is de-activated, or if the user's access to GhostPorts is removed, and if the user has a currently open GhostPorts session, Halo closes that session immediately.
All closures of GhostPorts sessions now recorded as security events
Whenever a GhostPorts session is closed, whether deliberately or through time-out, an event is recorded that includes the reason for the closure and the username of the affected user. These events are visible on the Security Events History page of the Portal.
List of users on Site Administration page now sortable
On the Users tab on the Site Administration page of the Halo Portal, the list of users is sortable by several columns, including user name, first name, last name, email, and status.
List of CVEs for a package is sorted and filtered for uniqueness
On the results page for a software vulnerability scan on a server, the list of common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) is both sorted numerically and filtered to remove duplicates.
Corrected "pending" banner when re-installing a firewall
If a firewall is changed outside of Halo, a Reinstall firewall policy link appears on the Server Firewall Management page. If the user clicks that link, a blue banner with the message "Pending firewall change" is displayed. Previously, that banner message persisted even after the firewall was re-installed. A new message displays as soon as the install is complete, saying "This server has had the firewall policy installed and a monitoring check is pending."
Nonfunctional controls removed from configuration risks PDF reports
A user may generate a PDF version of a configuration risks report from the Server Configuration Details page in the Portal. The report had included links for enabling or disabling rules; however, the links did not function correctly and now have been removed.
Basic users see link to API docs
On the Support page in the Halo Portal, the link to the CloudPassage API documentation is now available to all users, including Halo Basic users.
Server group list in Firewall drop down now sorted alphabetically
On the Create and Edit Firewall pages in the Halo Portal, drop-down lists of server groups for the Source or Destination attributes of a rule are now correctly sorted alphabetically by group name.
Clarification of which actions can result in alerts
Text has been added to the Alert Profiles page in the Halo Portal, clarifying that alerts can be generated by the occurrence of special events, by failures of rule checks during configuration scans, and by target changes detected during file integrity scans.