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CIPAFilter Version 8.2 Just Released!

By Carletta
October 2nd, 2013

East Moline, Illinois – CIPAFilter is pleased to announce the release of Version 8.2.

We have introduced new features and a few improvements on existing features to
the 8.0 platform..

Network load balancing, fail-over, and multi-gateway routing.

Multi-gateway routing allows customers to specify the default gateway on a per-interface basis.
Traffic leaving those interfaces will be routed accordingly. Load balancing allows customers to divide traffic between the
specified interfaces, based on either the source (internal address) or the destination (external address). It is
possible to statically specify routes based on source address or subnet. .The CIPAFilter will also automatically fail over from one
gateway to another in the event of an ISP outage.

Custom portal domain and certifcate In 8.2,

Customers may provide their own certificate for the portal, which allows them to not onlychange the web address for branding
purposes but to also eliminate the need for clients to trust the root CA (as the certificate can be signed by an already trusted public CA).

Custom portal authentication time-out

Previously, the portal had a hard-coded time-out period of 12 hours that is, users who authenticate to the portal will remain
authenticated until 12 hours has passed. Starting with 8.2, this is now adjustable and can be set to any value from the Web interface.

Proxy SNAT

In versions prior to 8.2, connections intercepted by the content filter will appear to the destination as though they are
coming from the filter itself. 8.2 introduces proxy SNAT, which forwards the connections in a manner which preserves the clients’
(source) addresses. This is beneficial for up-stream load balancing and similar applications.

Web UI improvements

8.2 introduces numerous improvements to the configuration Web interface :

(1) A Status page has been added which provides information about the state of the filter and its hardware.

(2) The layout of the Group Permissions page has been stream-lined.

(3) It is now possible to add comments to Group Permissions groups and to all entries on the Anti-Spam page.

(4) Additional minor enhancements have been made to the styling of the interface.

Contact Tech Support to schedule an upgrade.

This will require an upgrade to 8.0 first if you haven’t already done so.

CIPAFilter
K-12 UTM Solution
700 – 16th Avenue
East Moline, Illinois 61244
800-243-3729 ext. 300
support@cipafilter.com

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