This release of VIP Enterprise Gateway is enhanced to include the following new features:
Inline Active Directory password change through VPN connection with VIP Access Push.
VIP Enterprise Gateway uses the Active Directory password for the first-factor authentication if you have configured Active Directory as a User Store. When this feature is active in the Validation Server and the password of the user expires, the user will be prompted to change their password. In such cases, the strong authentication can be validated by the user on their smart phone using VIP Access Push.
Inline VIP PIN change through VPN connection.
Users can change their VIP Access PIN through their VPN login when it detects that the previous PIN has expired.
Newer browser support.
VIP Enterprise Gateway now supports Internet Explorer 11 for VIP Enterprise Gateway console and Chrome for VIP SSP IdP, VIP SSP IdP Proxy, and VIP Manager IdP.
Domain name additions for User Store configured with Global Catalog port.
In a multi-domain Active Directory environment, when a user store is configured with a Global Catalog port, you can additionally configure the DNS and NetBIOS names. Therefore, users can authenticate by logging in with the domain qualified username formats used in Windows. For example, colossal\john_smith and colossal.com\john_smith.
Multiple Syslog Server Support
You can configure VIP Enterprise Gateway to send the log messages to multiple syslog servers simultaneously. By configuring multiple servers, the log messages are not lost if one of the servers is not accessible for a certain duration.
Upgrade infrastructure improvements for better LiveUpdate experience.
Log rotation for all the components with number of archived files to keep.
You can specify the log rotation interval and the number of archived files to keep per day. The older logs are automatically archived after the log rotation interval elapses. When the number of archived files reaches the configured values, the oldest files are cleaned up from the server.
When there is an unexpected connectivity issue in VIP Enterprise Gateway, you can run the Diagnostic/Connectivity tool (vipdiagnostic utility) located in the
Tools folder in the install directory to collect the diagnostic data. The diagnostic data is collected in a log file, which can be used to analyze the issue in detail.
Refer to the Symantec VIP Enterprise Gateway Installation and Configuration Guide for more information on the new features.
Before you upgrade to VIP Enterprise Gateway 9.6.1, ensure that the VIP Enterprise Gateway server can access the following URLs:
Symantec VIP Enterprise Gateway Installation and Configuration Guide
Note: The VIP Enterprise Gateway Installation and Configuration Guide describes introduction, pre-installation requirements, installation procedures, basic configurations, and description of the features of VIP Enterprise Gateway 9.6.1.
To understand how to perform tasks associated with the VIP Enterprise Gateway features, refer to the VIP Enterprise Gateway Online help. Click the
Help tab that is displayed at the top of the VIP Enterprise Gateway screen to access the VIP Enterprise Gateway Online help.