v2.6.0 – release date 2022-11-16 (Virtual Central Lock only)

Supported virtualisation platforms

  • VMWare vSphere/ESXi v7.0 GA
  • Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 and 2019
  • Linux KVM
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Amazon AWS Cloud

Redesigned access rights management

Access Groups has been redesigned from the ground up. Access rights management is based on sets of devices and users that are grouped to create access rules called Access Groups. Access Group can consist of one or several device and user sets. Access Groups UI is modernised, graphical and mouse operated based on drag and drop gestures. All the familiar features from previous releases are supported. New Access Groups UI is fully backwards compatible, all upgraded systems will retain already created Access Groups.

Greatly enhanced cybersecurity

Virtual Central Lock underlying operating system and libraries are upgraded. Connectivity is utilising latest major VPN libraries contributing to greatly enhanced system security.

New audit trail events

Audit trail stores various actions such as system state and configuration changes. Actions can be traced, filtered and exported on the Logs view. Virtual Central Lock has received new audit events to complement increased functionality such as "System started" and "System shutdown".

Improved software update process

There are different types of updates

-System upgrade – Major release containing foundational changes to the platform and applications

-Software update – Minor release containing updates to selected parts of the system

Https login for web UI

Web UI access can be made via secure https protocol. Https encrypts traffic between the end user device and the web server and provides increased security. If https is enabled, it is used when accessing from the Virtual Central Lock LAN or over VPN connection.

Revised documentation

Virtual Central Lock user manual is revised thoroughly. For example, it has a section for installation and system requirements, Access Rights Management is explained in detail, all audit trail events, and email alerts are listed.

Bug fixes

  • VPNs are not cut-off when creating or deleting VLANs
  • Status page shows selected Lock and Sub Lock
  • Protocol ICMP ping is now allowed in access group
  • Renaming device in "Network devices" list does not result in unnecessary "Link protocol invalid" error anymore

v2.5.2 – release date 2022-06-28 (Virtual Central Lock only)

VPN Usage Logs export

VPN Usage Logs report Key user statistics from selected VPN connection. Logs can be used for tracking the amount of data transferred over the traced VPN connections. VPN Usage Log Export is used to generate reports of the data. Data can be filtered based on most important criteria such as Key or Lock name and session opening or closing time. Fixed timezone usage with log entries.

Updated system libraries and security fixes

VCL is more secure than ever. Release introduces several OS level CVE fixes and library updates including CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2020-25684, CVE-2020-25683, CVE-2020-25686, CVE-2020-25687, CVE-2020-25681, CVE-2019-14834, CVE-2020-25682, CVE-2020-25685.

Stability and scalability improvements

Large VCL deployments gain considerable performance improvement due to enhanced messaging and device polling routines. Maximum user and device limit is increased notably.

Improvements in Access Groups

Access Groups are fine tuned with several bug fixes and improvements. Clarified that connection between Keys works only in layer 2. Any Lock and Node connected over layer 3 will always have access to VCL Web UI. "Default for layer 2 Keys" setting works now, layer 2 Keys and Locks are added to the defined group.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue where Keys can change from layer 3 to layer 2 because of a sw bug and user loses access to VCL.
  • Fixed issue where IP address or IP address range in Access Group can have global effect even though it shouldn’t.
  • Fixed issues where connection names can get scrambled between VCL and the Key Manager in the Key software.
  • Fixed issue where Web UI could be broken when adding blank static route.
  • Fixed issue where manually added devices that are outside the IP range are not shown correctly in Web UI
  • Network devices list refresh fixed without the need to reload the Status page. Edit and remove buttons work again.
  • Fixed issues where duplicate system alerts were sent or no alerts were sent at all.
  • Added password copy option when new administrator user password is generated.
  • VCL native Chromium browser upgraded and is now in kiosk mode. Browser extensions cannot be installed anymore.

v2.5.1 – release date 2021-10-11 (Virtual Central Lock only)

Fixed issues

  • Rare incident in Access Groups can cause the firewall not configured with the new settings, recently created IP/MAC items should be recreated manually

  • Stability improvement in VPN connection management

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