IT Management Suite 8.5 introduces the following changes for Internet gateway 8.5:
Internet gateway supports WebSocket protocol, allowing to perform tasks in real time on Cloud-enabled agents. Persistent connection also reduces the load on Internet gateway because the handshake is performed only once and later only the data is exchanged. Communication flow between the Symantec Management Agent, Internet gateway, and Notification Server (and site servers) has remained the same.
Dependency on Apache HTTP Server and OpenSLL has been removed, reducing the maintenance efforts on security updates for Internet gateway.
Operating systems supported for Internet gateway 8.5:
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016 (including Core Edition)
Certificate validation for site servers is extended to validate the site server certificate continuously.
The Internet gateway service that lets you detect running Internet gateway process has been changed: The service in 8.1 "C:\Program Files\Symantec\SMP Internet Gateway\Apache\bin\httpd.exe" -k runservice The service in 8.5 "C:\Program Files\Symantec\SMP Internet Gateway\InternetGateway.exe" service
The UI of Internet Gateway Manager has been improved and several new settings added:
Several new connection settings added
Connection per certificate - to not allow making too many connections with the same certificate from the same IP address. (to prevent DDOS attacks)