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v9.7j, August 8th, 2014

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•  Improvement to the firewall part of the Conference plugin. For each port more than one packet is sent and the first good packet received ends that particular port being tested.
•  New Access Series Firmware
•  Error reporting fix
•  Voip plugin now has user-settable maximumpacketspersecond setting. Previously had hard-wired setting.

v9.7i, July 16th, 2014

• MyConference plugin improvements

v9.7h, July 4th, 2014

•  UDP Capacity Test memory update
•  Access Device Firmware update

v9.7g, June 13th, 2014

•  Analysis Toolkit update
•  Java compatibility update
•  Route test update

v9.7f, May 8th, 2014

•  Agent related license code update
•  Agent logging improved

v9.7e, March 14th, 2014

•  Added scroll functionality to summary tab
•  Reverse Proxy configuration improvements
•  WWW Logs improved

v9.7d, February 18th, 2014

•  Connection threadpooling
•  AccessCT/CM license management performance improvement
•  Reporting error detected in Google Chrome
•  Remote Agent supports Raspberry PI
•  "acts.db" file now a directory with one file per entry. Greatly improves performance.

v9.7c, January 19th, 2014

•  Updated Certificate.

v9.7b, November 22nd, 2013

•  In a speed test, the applet and RA both stop sending data once the server has hit its limit.
•  New firmware release.
•  Note previous firmware update broke auto-update mechanism, so customers upgrading from that will need to update manually.

v9.7a, November 1st, 2013

•  Added Support for Signed Applets

v9.5g, July 26th, 2013

•  Fixed bug: A page 404 error when creating a new user

v9.5f, July 15th, 2013

•  Updated Mac OS agent - previously shipped with an old version
•  Fixed issue caused by Jobfuscate in RA speed test
•  Removed VoIP RTT related fields in RA config
•  Smarter selection of SQL connection driver. If two versions are installed, it picks the latest
•  New location database
•  For redirect-after-login feature, "/myspeed" is prepended to the given URL automatically unless the user types it manually
•  New Access firmware
•  Reporting fix for Applied Systems

v9.5e, July 1st, 2013

•  UDP / TCP protocol setting in SIP
•  Template listing of normal reports (work for Grid Report View)
•  Re-interpreted RA test with zero interval to mean "run continuously" (it previously ran once then stopped)
•  If test interval is changed for an RA test whilst that test is being run, the change applies to the next run. (If changed for a finite test which has already completed, it's ignored)
•  New ACT firmware

v9.5c, May 1st, 2013

•  Multiple tests can now be run in parallel. For instance, a TCP throughput test and a VoIP test can now be conducted simultaneously or sequentially.

v9.5b, March 4th, 2013

•  Update to Capacity test for extra accuracy at very high packet rates
•  Update to Capacity test detects and overrun issues, where buffering causes packet flow to be limited without any loss (for example when all the packets are sent within 10 seconds but take 20 to be received).
•  MyVoIP G.722 support
•  Added support for 10/12 sockets in MySpeed

v9.5a, Feb 5th, 2013

•  Stability, performance and bug fixes to the ATK (Analysis ToolKit)
•  Remote agent shutdown procedure more efficient on Unix systems
•  MyFirewall test improvements
•  Support for transaction log (in-depth details for all database activity) - if the file transactYYYY-MM.log.txt is created in /logs/
•  Console logs streamlined
•  Published page fix for users using Apache front-end
•  Fixed .bin file creation when publishing to a 3rd party server
•  Updated Access firmware
•  Updated IP2CC database
•  Unix installer improved
•  Fixed issue where ACM metrics were not posted to server when performing RA test to an HBSS
•  Increased max number of up/download sockets to 12, from 8 for the MySeed test
•  MyConnection Server now requires a minimum of Java 1.5 throughout

v9.4p, Nov 12th 2012

•  New updated location database for MyRoute
•  Changes to MyFirewall to allow greater control over port timeout options
•  Fix for MySpeed timeout issue when applet testing against ACM
•  Updated ACM firmware
•  Updated remote agent plugin
•  Where error occurs during MySpeed test, MCS logs as much of the test as was performed

v9.4o, Sept 11th 2012

•  Update to Video plugin to address backward-compatibility issue
•  VoIP plug-in bug fix

v9.4n, August 23rd 2012

•  New MyCapacity test
•  Added new capacity configuration options (significant and zero loss percentages)
•  Applet usage improvements
•  MyVideo improvements
•  Java and IE bug fixes
•  Improved logging in Remote Agents

v9.4L, June 25th 2012

•  Updates to MCS Monitor and MyVideo
•  Update for Help URL for assistance with Remote agent download errors

v9.4k, May 24th 2012

•  Added new Access series firmware
•  MyCapacity test applet/RA support fall-back to UDP method for getting results, if the server returns 404 for the HTTP method
•  Added speed dial without QOS
•  MyVideo test supports quality data
•  Allow setting of a default redirect page for all users
•  Prevent half-configured RAs from being created if the user aborts the RA wizard
•  MyVoIP downstream test - graph to show proper loss distribution
•  MyVoIP fix floating-point precision problem
•  Updated MyVideo test
•  Fix issue on updating RAs
•  Plugins can specify 'quality' fields for ACM use

v9.4j, April 30th 2012

•  Iptv plugin server code correction
•  Video plugin now send the correct number of packets at the right rate

v9.4i, April 12th 2012

•  Added Max/avg RRT stats to MySpeed and Quality data groups
•  Updated IP location database
•  Reduced MTU from 1500 bytes to 1492 bytes
•  Fixed FTP bug
•  Rolled back MTU discovery changes
•  Updated metrics for MyVideo applet and Remote Agent
•  MyCapacity: moved 'get results' mechanism to HTTP for improved analysis of connections with very high sustained packet loss

v9.4e, January 22nd 2012

•  Added several data fields as options for alert emails
•  Updated Mac OS Remote Agent
•  Added 'testdelay' and 'maxtestdelay' AccessCM advanced parameters
•  Added AccessCM Server status to main AccessCT status page
•  New AccessCM/CT firmware
•  New password parameter to database-adding URL - accepted if is password correct or not present, rejected if password present but incorrect.
•  New database password choice to security page
•  Fix the "backend server" data duplication problem
•  Fix for thread leak in FTP plugin
•  Fix issue in MyRoute where the traceroute accumulates then truncates to one hop just before finishing

v9.4a, October 7th 2011

•  Added login redirect ability
•  Added new ACL option
•  Added new SQL variable
•  Remote Agent improvements

v9.3g, September 19th 2011

•  Security improvements: cross-site request forgery protection
•  Added MyFirewall option to limit firewall activity to certain port ranges
•  Reduced applet size for improved performance
•  Improvements in MyCapacity test process
•  Improvements in applet error messaging
•  Added prevention of Access Control List from redirecting a page to itself (return a 403 instead)
•  Added extra audit data to Capacity test (packets per second, etc.)

v9.3e, August 1st 2011

•  Various mirroring bug fixes

v9.3d, July 25th 2011

•  Minor bug fixes

v9.3a, May 6th 2011

•  Fixed ACT problem in global mode re. lengths of instance IDs.
•  Added support for checking NQC password against the reporting server.
•  Added new ACT firmware.
•  Fix to DNS plugin.
•  Added thresholds setting back into monitor test page.
•  Added support for NQC licensing.
•  Fixed issue with v9.2k graphing.
•  Fixed issue with mirror servers.
•  Added support to stop the MCS applet bits/bytes switch to be clickable.
•  SIP bug fix.
•  Update to the Ping plugin to support thread pooling.

v9.2k, April 13th 2011

•  Graph overlay – can now plot a graph to show both transfer speed and packet drops
•  MCS Access Series data now provided in agent
•  Supports URL line to search database for entries after a certain record ID
•  Adds ability to suppress the database analysis link from connection test web pages
•  Download option for Access device status page as CSV file
•  New MCS Access Series firmware

v9.2j, March 8th 2011

•  Added IP address and other info to the ‘view text’ dialog on the applet’s Advanced tab
•  Fixed problem with gauge / line view selector in the applet config page
•  Hardened database code to better detect if files have been corrupted by an outside source

v9.2i, February 18th 2011

•  New MCS Access Series firmware
•  Added threshold support for MCS Access Series metrics
•  Workaround for Java issue causing blank applet on refresh
•  Whois caching in MyRoute
•  MyRoute speed improvements
•  Bug fix where local RA task could not be deleted with specific license key

v9.2h, 28 December 2010

•  Bug fix relating to test publication
•  Alerting now allows specific agent instances to be chosen
•  Bug fix relating to exported results in Excel
•  Bug fix relating to AccessCT privileges
•  Added RTT min/max/avg to plug-ins
•  Supports all new Mac OS X Agent
•  New ACM Firmware
•  Removed 'Capacity speed' readout from HiSpeed dial view
•  Supports multiple HBSS web sites
•  Applet now sends "&testto" parameter]
•  Support AccessCT metrics for HTTP download speed test
•  AccessCT field heading changes

v9.2g, 19 November 2010

•  CAT license usage screen
•  Added licensing for monitoring
•  Added RA command-line to change agent name
•  Database recovery
•  Fixed issue when agent tested to two satellite servers
•  Added last modified time to /rta/tasks for HBSS config
•  Supports larger POSTS
•  HBSS change to advanced tab (now 2 columns)
•  Fixed HBSS analysis portal URL
•  New ACT firmware
•  New ACT metrics added

v9.2f, 6 November 2010

•  Added the gauge view for MyHiSpeed connection tests
•  Added session ID as an alerting trigger
•  Added RTT to some monitoring plugins (more to follow)
•  Fixed bug where ‘warning’ alerts were shown as ‘informational’ in logs
•  Supports ‘mss.dbserver’ option in /mss list to specify the back-end database server
•  New AccessCT firmware

v9.2e, 29 October 2010

•  Improved thresholds page
•  Linked the colored lights in the detail reports to thresholds
•  Thresholds for decimal numbers (eg MOS) can now also be decimals
•  Added ‘basic firewall test’ template, can be used where custom test ports specified
•  Fixed bug where ‘warning’ alerts were shown as ‘informational’ in logs
•  Reporting – support ?ip= in URL line to filter reports by IP address
•  MyRoute – solved client to server trace issue

v9.2c, 15 October 2010

•  Extended permissions settings (admin role split up for greater control)
•  Satellite server1. ‘connect back to’ address now specifiable
•  New ‘branded’ template
•  Changes / improvements to MyCapacity UDP capacity test
•  New AccessCT firmware

v9.2b, 6 October 2010

•  Improved database performance
•  Fixed problem with downstream MyCapacity test

v9.2a, 26 September 2010

•  Supports automatic log-on
•  ‘Local Server Time’ now automatically changes with DST
•  Improved ‘testing’ permission to include all applet objects
•  ACT internal name supported
•  Improved remote agent error reporting
•  New AccessCT firmware

v9.1e, 25 August 2010

•  Bug fix: Database fix causing looping
•  Bug fix: alerts sometimes not firing for AccessCTs
•  New AccessCT firmware

v9.1d, 24 August 2010

• Bug Fixes

v9.1c, 16 August 2010

•  Supports MySQL SSL
•  Updated MOS score calculation
•  MyCapacity supports different initial bandwidths for up/download
•  New AccessCT firmware

v9.1a, 7 July 2010

•  Mirror servers are now supported to provide enterprise reliability and combat hardware/software failures
•  Users can now been deleted in security options
•  New AccessCT firmware

v9.0h, 7 June 2010

•  Satellite Servers: improved support for NAT environments
•  Satellite Servers: improved efficiency in communications
•  Satellite Servers: speed test now supports reverse facing proxies
•  Improved logging in MySpeed
•  Added ‘infinite tests’ support – tests can now be defined with zero delay, meaning they are repeated forever (this is default for monitoring type tests)
•  Bug fix: corrected a problem with the MyRoute 'client to server' example test

v9.0g, 31 May 2010

•  Added applet config ‘jump-to’ link
•  Added $DETAILLINK$ and $<plugin>.ANALYSISLINK$ JavaScript links
•  Bug fix: corrected posting of threshold alert page
•  Bug fix: corrected a problem with one of the IPTV Codecs

v9.0f, 14 May 2010

•  MySpeed: Improved HTTP upload test process
•  Fixed problem of publishing a file where a file of that name already exists in the root ‘www’ directory
•  Improved logging in various places

v9.0d, 30 April 2010

•  MyFirewall: added support for NAT environments
•  MyRoute: added template for trace tests to any IP/host, trace tests initiating from the client
•  MCS Monitor: improved audit logging; fixed problem with Ping/Port
•  MyVoIP: decreased socket connect timeout for the SIP test
•  Data consolidation: improved memory efficiency
•  Email alerts: added $TESTTO$ field showing test target

v9.0c, 21 April 2010

•  Upgrade install fix
•  Monitoring plugins now show a dash where data is unavailable (previously showed zero).

v9.0b, 13 April 2010

New Network Modules:

•  MyFirewall - test client connections for availability of application ports to determine if a firewall policies are restricting application services
•  MyHiSpeed - test high bandwidth fiber connections from 100Mbps to gigabit speeds over latencies up to 60 milliseconds
•  MCS Monitor - continuously monitor critical network services such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, SNMP, SIP and port availability, get automated alerts of problems. Response time is measured at regular intervals for devices/servers, routers and DNS, automated SIP testing monitors availability of essential VoIP communication services.
New features and shared components:
•  MySpeed gauge view - the MySpeed test now includes an option for a gauge view display for browser-based connection tests
•  Mirror Servers - provide enterprise reliability to combat hardware and software failures
•  Archive Servers - provide distributed reporting and support of secure DMZ deployments
•  Analysis Tool Kit (ATK) - provides quick access to connection results over extended periods of time, for trend and correlation analysis
•  SIP test - the MyVoIP test now includes an option to test SIP response to help determine if a remote client can establish a VoIP connection. Response times are reported for Register, Invite and Bye.
•  Request Times, Out of Bytes Analysis added to MyVideo Network Test Module.
•  User Accounts - control access to MCS functions by through user accounts.


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