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Barracuda Network Access Client

Release Notes - Barracuda NAC/VPN Client 5.2 for Windows

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Barracuda NAC 5.2 for Windows

This is a 5.2.x Feature Release containing several architectural changes. Before starting a production roll-out, please consider whether a Maintenance Release or a Feature Release is the best version for your requirements balanced against risk. We always recommend that you test the client in your own environment and then do a staged iterative roll-out in order to quickly identify any issues running the client in your specific environment.

Before installing the new software version, back up your configuration and read all of the release notes that apply to the versions that are more current than the version that is running on your system.

Do not manually reboot your system at any time while the update is in process, unless otherwise instructed by Barracuda Networks Technical Support.

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You can download the install files for the Barracuda Network Access Client from http://login.barracudanetworks.com

System Requirements
Operating Systems

Version 5.2.1

  • Barracuda Network Access Client version 5.2.1 is the direct successor to Barracuda Network Access Client version 5.2.0 and contains all improvements and features delivered with version 5.2.0.
  • Updating to Barracuda Network Access Client 5.2.1 is possible for any prior version.

What's New with the Barracuda Network Access Client 5.2.1
Improvements Included with the Barracuda Network Access Client 5.2.1
  • RSA "New PIN" dialog is now shown when using Barracuda License Authentication. (BNNGF-71115)
  • Loading Personal Firewall ruleset via VPN now works correctly. (BNNGF-72371)
  • User Principal Names (UPN) can now be used with Single Sign-On. (BNNGF-73717)
  • Auto-repair VPN Adapter functionality no longer fails with an error message. (BNNGF-73089)
  • VPN Client no longer crashes if Tunnel Compression is used. (BNNGF-71648)
  • Using a fallback VPN profile with AD probing no longer causes high CPU load. (BNNGF-73186)
  • DNS name can now be used to specify Access Control Service host. (BNNGF-74735)

Version 5.2.0

  • Barracuda Network Access Client version 5.2.0 is the direct successor to Barracuda Network Access Client version 5.1.2 and contains all improvements and features delivered with version 5.1.2.
  • Updating to Barracuda Network Access Client 5.2.0 is possible for any prior version.
What's New with the Barracuda Network Access Client 5.2.0
Improvements Included with the Barracuda Network Access Client 5.2.0
  • Barracuda Firewall Authentication Client functionality has been implemented. (BNNGF-66437)
  • Support for SAML authentication has been implemented. (BNNGF-63047)
  • DNS Leak Protection functionality has been implemented. When the VPN connection is activated, DNS Leak Protection blocks outgoing DNS requests on all adapters with the exception of the VPN adapter. This ensures that all DNS queries are made securely via VPN. (BNNGF-66558)
  • VPN adapter monitoring/auto-repair has been implemented. (BNNGF-66652)
  • Using the same MAC address on multiple network interfaces is now possible in the Personal Firewall. (BNNGF-64940)
  • DNS-based network objects are now supported in the Personal Firewall. (BNNGF-55320)
  • "Remember credentials" is now possible with Barracuda License VPN profiles. (BNNGF-66689)
  • VPN now automatically reconnects when switching between network interfaces. (BNNGF-66287)
  • VPN Registry Check Rules in HKEY_CURRENT_USER are now executed properly. (BNNGF-66162)
  • Functionality of MSI parameters for unattended installations has been fixed. (BNNGF-68738)
  • Direct Access no longer tries to reconnect if VPN server reports errors. (BNNGF-65702)
  • AD probing no longer returns an error when a DC is present. (BNNGF-63143)
  • Invalid DNS packets are no longer sent through VPN tunnel when ENA is enabled. (BNNGF-60739)
  • Link-local and loopback IP addresses are no longer reported to Access Control service. (BNNGF-66018)
  • Personal Firewall driver no longer crashes when returning from hibernation state. (BNNGF-64079)

SAML authentication requires Barracuda CloudGen WAN or Barracuda CloudGen Firewall with firmware version 8.2.0 or higher. To use SAML authentication, an Advanced Remote Access subscription is required.

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