Version 4.0.0 Release Notes

Improvements

The 4.0 release of the Sophos Web Appliance provides a significant performance improvement over previous versions. We have overhauled the proxy engine to increase throughput and significantly increase the number of concurrent connections supported. For an overview of the improvements in this release, and a preview of features coming in version 4.1, see What's New with Sophos Web Appliance v4.

Version 4.0 includes:

  • A new, high performance, proxy engine that provides up to 100 times the maximum concurrent HTTP connections and 3 to 7 times the performance on existing hardware.
  • Better filetype detection and policy enforcement of filetypes within an archive.
  • Improved RTSP support.
  • New Browse Summary By User report that provides multiple ways of reviewing a user's web usage for different time periods.
  • New By User Timeline search allows you to investigate the timeline of a user's browsing history.
  • Improvements to security and stability.
  • Better support for AD Usernames, including UTF8 characters.
  • Various User Interface enhancements.
  • New Help interface with improved Search and navigation.

Resolved Issues

Work Order # Description
NSWA-344 Resolved an issue that could prevent a policy from applying to an Active Directory user with unusual characters in the name.
NSWA-345, DEF96488 Resolved an issue that could prevent Reporting Groups to work properly for an Active Directory user with unusual characters in the name.
NSWA-348, DEF96430, DEF97081 Resolved an issue that could prevent policy from working properly for an Active Directory user with unusual characters in the name.