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What's New in March 23, 2020 Release

Enhancements
  • Quick Launch Send Sample Feature – New feature enables you to view a sample of a campaign before going live. For details, see How to Use Quick Launch.  [10.5.4343]  
  • Quick Launch Update to Same Day Processing – Campaigns intended for same day processing must be created before 3:00 pm local time. Otherwise, they will start the following business day. For details, see How to Use Quick Launch.  [10.5.4353]  
  • Campaign Results Overview Reports Updated – The Campaign Results table is now obsolete and is replaced with the new Campaign Stats table in both of the Campaign Results Overview report designs in the Report Generator. For more information, refer to How to Use the Report Generator. [10.5.4333]  

  • Comments Visible in Risk Analysis – Comments entered in a campaign are now visible in Risk Analysis. Refer to Risk Analysis.  [10.5.4313] 

  • New Address Book Utility: Restore Removed Click Data – If the you made a mistake using one of the Remove Clicks address book utilities, use this new utility to restore data to the original condition. For details, refer to Address Book Utility. [10.5.4303]  

Fixes
  • Copy Functionality Streamlined – Campaigns created through copying have a creation date of the date the copy was made. The flow of creating a copy has been updated. [10.5.4323]

What's New in March 2, 2020 Release

Enhancements
  • Quick Launch – New feature makes it easier to conduct simulated phishing email campaigns—reducing the time and effort involved to a few simple clicks! See How to Use Quick Launch for details. [10.4.4282]
  • Address Book Utility Update – The Remove Clicks in a Single Campaign by IP Address utility will now allow multiple lines of data. Commas and multiple lines are both allowed to separate the IP addresses added to the utility. [10.4.4262]
  • Browse View Performance Improvement – Decreased the time to display the Browse Views for applications with large data sets such as Outbound Analysis and Web Analysis. The time to move between pages of data was also greatly reduced. [10.4.4252]

  • Multilingual Out of Office Messages – The following phrases have been added to the Inbox Analysis process. This helps classify incoming Out of Office emails with greater accuracy for the following languages. [10.4.4242]

    • Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish – Autosvar; Automatisk svar
    • Finnish – Automaattinen vastaus or Automaattivastaus
    • French – Réponse Automatique
    • Dutch – Automatisch Antwoord
    • German – Automatische Antwort
    • Portuguese – Resposta automática
    • Catalonian – Resposta automàtica
    • Spanish – Respuesta automática
    • Polish – Automatyczna odpowiedź
    • Turkish – Otomatik yanıt
    • Italian – Risposta automatica
  • Changed Default Behavior on Text Browse View – Text and Card views updated to allow power users to quickly open edit forms for multiple templates and content groups in new browser tabs. [10.4.4212]
Fixes
  • Training Campaign Domain Name – For Training Campaign feature, the default web server is now phishline-training.com. [10.4.4302]
  • Exported Data – Fixed data missing from exported CSV file. [10.4.4292]
  • Adjust Reputation Data When Cutoff Date is Changed – Internal adjustment, recalculating data when cutoff date is changed. [10.4.4272]
  • Address Book Utility Updates – The Add Training Completed to a Single Campaign Per Source Address Book utility has been fixed to now update the individual campaigns, as well as the associated address books. [10.4.4262]
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Vulnerability – All forms now use a unique randomly generated token to prevent CSRF attacks. [10.4.4232]
  • Single Quote in Campaign Name – Fixed issue with using single quotes in a campaign name. [10.4.4222]

What's New in February 10, 2020 Release

Enhancements
  • New Campaign Type: Training – Like Email Campaigns, Training Campaigns are used to send email to your users. However, instead of using the email to test the users, it delivers links to training content. The links are trackable, so you will be able to see which users have taken training, and resend emails to those users who have not. The Training Campaign does not use a landing page, so there is no need to choose a landing page or web server when creating the campaign. For details, refer to How to Create a Training Campaign. [10.3.4182]
  • Replace Campaign Results With New Campaign Stats – The Campaign Results report has been removed from the Results menu and replaced with the new Campaign Stats report. The Campaign Stats report can be accessed via the tab on the Outbound Analysis report.  The Campaign Stats report shows all statistics for the selected campaigns. Calculated rates for sent messages exclude Bounced messages. See Outbound Analysis for more information. [10.3.4202]
  • UI Performance Enhancements – Updates to improve speed of user interface, especially for large results sets in Outbound Analysis and Web Analysis. [10.3.4152]
  • Google Button Updates – Current users of the Google Button must remove their currently installed button and install the new version. The old version is no longer supported. For detailed instructions, refer to Google Button. [10.3.4172]
Bug Fixes
  • Send Sample Button Disabled After Cutoff Date Passed – After cutoff date, cannot send sample emails. Disabled button. [10.3.4192]

  • Search Filter Fixes – Updated filters for Voice Results and Training Results. [10.3.4142]
  • LDAP Configuration – Fixed LDAP issues when creating a new LDAP connector with a long list of attributes. [10.3.4132]

What's New in January 20, 2020 Release

Enhancements
  • New feature - Quick Report – On the Campaign Manager screen, for any given campaign, quickly generate a Campaign Results Overview Report (MS Word format). [10.2.4001]
  • New Feature - Single Sign On/Just In Time (JIT) Integration for provisioning users. [10.2.4121] See Single Sign-On and Just In Time Provisioning.
  • Custom Reporting Enhancements – During export, file is generated in the background and includes all rows from all screens. [10.2.4011]
  • Dynamic Address Books require valid Manager email address, because results of the automated campaign are sent to the manager. [10.2.4041]
  • Custom Report Manager - Show Sums checkbox – New checkbox enables you to hide numbers displayed on a chart. [10.2.4061]
  • New Email Attributes available in the Email Template Manager and the Email section of the Content Center Manager. New attributes include Branding, Complexity, Design Level, Lure Type, and Personalization Level, and can make searching for email templates easier. [10.2.4071]
  • Ad Hoc Click Utilities now ignore any campaign type with the word Testing at the beginning of the Campaign Intent field. [10.2.4091]
  • Unsupported data types, like ASPX, are restricted and cannot be uploaded to the document library. [10.2.4101]
Fixes
  • Usage Log performance improved.  [10.2.3981]
  • Improved security of status changes. [10.2.3991]
  • Improved New Account or Password Reset behavior. New password no longer treated as previously used password. [10.2.4021]
  • Fixed Adhoc Click Count Content Group Match UI [10.2.4031]
  • Disposition field in Results > Incident Response edit view is now editable. [10.2.4051]
  • Miscellaneous UI updates – removed mentions of Advanced Analysis and restricted, which were both deprecated. [10.2.4111]

What's New in December 14, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Activity Filtering – New configuration to set up Allow or Block List by IP or ISP. For details, see Global Settings. [10.1.3901]
  • Landing Pages Disabled when No Longer Needed – When campaign containing a landing page is past the Campaign Cutoff Date, the landing page shows as File Not Found. [10.1.3921]
  • LMS Grading Method Updated – All LMS content grades now consider both the score recorded, as well as the completed and passed flags set, to ensure the user receives full credit for their efforts. [10.1.3952]
  • LMS Delivers Content over HTTPS – The LMS now delivers content over HTTPS, rather than HTTP. [10.1.3972]
  • Custom LDAP Attribute Configurations – You can now choose specific fields from your LDAP / Active Directory, and map them to the Address Book fields of your choice. Previously, there was a set of common LDAP attributes that were mapped automatically, and no additional mapping was possible. Any LDAP address book that does not have specific mappings created will continue to use the old default mappings. [10.1.3962]
Fixes
  • Central Time Zone – Fixed issue where time zone defaulted to Central Time Zone if user reset their password. [10.1.3911]
  • Custom Reporting – Fixed issue where field limits were not enforced. Limits are now enforced: add up to 20 Summary Fields and 10 Email Address Meta Fields when saving a report. [10.1.3931]
  • Address Book Help Text Updated – Clarification that Mobile Phone field is used for SMS campaigns and Phone is used for Voice campaigns. [10.1.3932]
  • Email Campaign Protocol – Images in emails now sent with HTTP protocol, avoiding issues with certain email clients not displaying images correctly with HTTPS. [10.1.3942]

What's New in November 18, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • New REST API Endpoint - Web Activity – Enables you to pull the web analysis records down through the REST API. For more information, see Web Activity. [9.8.3633]

  • Data Retention Configuration – New setting in Global Configuration. Specify how long you want to retain data in your instance. For more information, see Global Settings. [9.9.3651]
  • New Dynamic Address Books (DABs) – Two new DABs included in this release:
    • On Demand Non-Clicker Notification, sent to users who do not click on campaign email. [9.9.3661]
    • Immediate Feedback Training Completed Notification, sent to users when they complete training. [9.9.3671]
  • Blacklisted Domains within Active Campaigns – Campaigns with blacklisted domains are prevented from running. If an actively running campaign has a landing page or email domain that becomes blacklisted midway through its run, the campaign will now be automatically paused and a notification will be sent out to the campaign administrator. The administrator of the campaign can then return the campaign to Stage 1. Design, choose a replacement for the blacklisted landing page or email domain, and continue running the campaign by advancing it to Stage 4. Go Live! To prevent a campaign from pausing midway through and allow it to continue to run with a blacklisted domain, select the option Allow Blacklisted Domains under Campaign Manager > General Settings . [9.9.3681]
  • Updated Phish Reporting Button for Exchange. In this update, when a user reports an email that is under 1MB in size, a new email message is created with the reported email added as an attachment. This preserves all the original data of the reported message. If the reported email is over 1MB in size, a rare occurrence, the email is forwarded in the same manner it was in previous versions. For more information, see Customization Options - Microsoft Exchange Button. [9.9.3691]
  • Custom Reports – Two new fields enable sorting in Custom Reports [9.9.3701]. For details, see How to Create Custom Reports.
    • Sort Priority – Enables you to choose a number representing the priority the corresponding field should take when sorting. Sort Priority 1 sorts first, then Sort Priority 2, and so on.
    • Sort Direction   – Enables you to choose whether the corresponding field is sorted in ascending or descending order.
      These fields are used on the following Custom Reports fields:

    • Summary Levels #1-#3
    • Summary Fields

    • Email Address Meta Data Fields

  • Report Generator All charts and tables displaying information about browser plugins and software analysis have been removed from reports and report designer. [9.9.3711]
  • Software Analysis Removed – The Software Analysis menu option has been removed. This feature was not essential to the product. [9.9.3713]
  • Allowed File Types for Upload – Fewer restrictions in the File Library, Address Book Upload, and Image Gallery. [9.9.3723]
Fixes
  • Fixed issue with Address Book Utility, so Remove Clicks in a Single Campaign utilities remove data from Outbound Analysis, Web Activity, and Address Books. [9.8.3622]
  • Detail view of Portable Campaign Reporting now accurately shows Media Reporting Date. [9.8.3623]
  • Fixed issue with LMS (Learning Management System). Training results from courses where users proceeded to next section before answering questions are now reported correctly. [9.8.3643]
  • Fixed issue with possible incorrect labeling for templates in the Content Center. [9.9.3743]
  • Portable media campaign data reporting dates fixed. Also, Media Reporting Date now visible in Outbound Analysis (see above). [9.9.3753]

What's New in September 9, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • New options in Custom Report Designer. New chart type, Stacked 2D Column With Line, combines a bar chart and line chart. New option, Summary Field Custom Colors, enables you to change colors in Summary Fields section. [9.7.3582]
  • New Address Book Utility, Remove User Click Activity by IP Address. Removes click activity and all other associated activity from the a single campaign based on the list of IP addresses and/or Class-C IP address blocks specified. Useful if you are getting false positives from help desk activity or sandboxing systems, like Barracuda's Advanced Threat Protection. [9.7.3572]
  • Allow Blacklisted Domains option added to the Campaign Manager enables campaign to run even if it contains blacklisted landing pages or email addresses. Refer to Creating and Generating an Email Campaign for details. [9.7.3602]
  • Data Retention Policy enables you to automatically delete your data in 1, 2, or 3 years. Refer to Global Settings for more information.

What's New in August 19, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Voice applications can now be downloaded to your instance from the Content Center, just like all other available content. [9.6.3521]

  • Exchange Phish Button – In this release, To, From, and CC email addresses were added to additional header details that get sent in the reported message. Additional header details can be turned on and off via the Add header details to wrapper email body checkbox in the button configuration. Refer to Customization Options - Microsoft Exchange Button. [9.6.3541]
  • Custom message available on main login screen. Refer to Global Settings for details. [9.6.3571]
Fixes
  • Fixed problem with exporting charts and graphs. [9.6.3551]
  • Fixed filtering issue relating to the number zero (0). [9.6.3561]

What's New in July 29, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • In the Content Center, SMS Templates are now separated from Email Templates. [9.5.3453]
  • Content Manager for Voice campaigns updated. Placeholders for Email Templates and Landing Page Servers no longer needed. Voice Applications now correctly labeled (no longer mislabeled as Landing Page Templates). Phone numbers now correctly labeled (no longer mislabeled as Email Servers). [9.5.3463]
  • Content Center Cards improving to make layouts more uniform across the platform. [9.5.3473]
  • Purger utility has improved warning labels, explaining what the utility will and will not do. Use caution with the Purger utility. [9.5.3501]
  • Address Books browsing now displays only relevant columns, instead of all columns. [9.5.3511]
  • Warning for blacklisted Landing Page domains and Email Address domains that are part of an active campaign. Use only non-blacklisted domains in your campaigns. [9.5.3491]
Fixes
  • Courses with grades of 100% are now consistently marked as having been passed. [9.5.3443]
  • Content Center thumbnail image quality now improved. [9.5.3483]

What's New in June 14-17, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • New column, Last Send Attempt Error, added to Outbound Analysis. Refer to Outbound Analysis Metrics. [9.4.3433]
  • Portable Media Campaigns: Landing Pages and Web Servers now display as cards in the Content Center, as they do for other campaign types. Refer to Creating and Generating a Portable Media Campaign. [9.4.3423]
  • Custom reporting now includes email address metadata, enabling you to have more than one address book field. Refer to How to Create Custom Reports. [9.4.3421]
  • Updated click through End User License Agreement (EULA). [9.4.3391]
  • Content Center: Content Groups card redesigned. Click a card to see information it contains, including email templates, email addresses, landing pages, and landing page URLs. [9.4.3371]
Fixes
  • Campaign Results Overview and Campaign Results Overview (MSWORD) duplicate row and percentage of users reporting email both resolved. [9.4.3411]
  • Custom Reporting Summary Fields can now be sorted by user, based on Seq field fix. [9.4.3401]
  • Campaign approval log issue with backslashes resolved. In the Campaign Management screen, individual log entries display on separate lines. [9.4.3381]

What's New in May 28, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Can now export all Results charts to any of these formats: PNG, JPG, PDF, SVG, XLS. Refer to How to Export Data. Can download custom reports in CSV format. Refer to How to Create Custom Reports. [9.3.3341]
  • Improved filters in the Content Center to help you find content. [9.3.3351]

What's New in May 6, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Can now resend training materials to any user who has not completed training in a given Education Email Campaign. [9.2.3301]
  • Exchange Button version 1.1.0.4 released to match up version numbers. No major changes. [9.2.3311]
  • Quote Manager removed from product. [9.2.3321]

What's New in April 8, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Address Books – Added Division field when importing a LDAP/Active Directory. The data is saved under Organization Level in the Address Book. [9.1.3273]
  • Voice Application – Removed Recording Seconds field from the Voice Application Step form. [9.1.3261]
Fixes
  • Landing Pages – Enabled Login Form Password field by default. The Enable Login Form field must be selected if a login form is included on the landing page. [9.1.3293]
  • Custom Reports – Allow administrators to edit invalid reports. [9.1.3283]
  • Training Results – Fixed the number of questions answered correctly. [9.1.3263]
  • CKEditor – Updated the rich text editor used on various screens within the PhishLine UI (e.g., customizing Email Templates). [9.1.3251]

What's New in February 25, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Campaigns – Name and Approval Comments fields now editable in a locked campaign. [9.0.3152]
  • Custom Reporting – Added Plan Name to the Cross Tabulation options list within Custom Reporting. [9.0.3142]
  • Voice Application – Added Mask User Input feature to store data from a Voice campaign call as either readable or obfuscated. [9.0.3132]
  • Landing Pages – Plain text password removed. Renamed plain text password field Login Form Password to Login Form Text Field. Previously collected non-password data in the password field is now moved to Login Text Form Field Value in web analysis and web analysis detail. [9.0.3112]
Fixes
  • Exchange Button – Parse Send To text fields correctly in the Plugin Config interface. Text fields can now accept comma or semicolon delimiters. [9.0.3122]
  • Training Results – Training calculations fixed. [9.0.03102]

What's New in February 5, 2019 Release

Fixes
  • Report Generator – Ensure all report objects created in each instance are correctly set up for use in reports. [9.0.3081]
  • Reporting – Display zero correctly on x-axis labels. If multiple types of data are on a single chart, y-axis does not display numerical values. If one data type, then formatted for that type. Might need to save chart again to update the stored definition. [8.9.3101]

  • API – Requests without a JSON body no longer display an error. [8.9.3091]

What's New in January 14, 2019 Release

Enhancements
  • Exchange Button – Reversed button positions in OK/Cancel on Are You Sure? pop-up windows. [8.9.3052]
  • Address Books – SFTP automation to upload CSV files is available. Larger files will take longer to process. [8.9.3042 DEV-429]
  • Email Templates – Increased Name field to allow 128 characters. [8.9.3012]
  • General – Added new Global setting for minimum password age policy. For details, refer to Global Settings. [8.9.2992]
Fixes
  • Content Groups – Display custom domain names correctly, without an extra @. [8.9.3072]
  • Address Book – Remove extra leading and trailing spaces from Address Book Names. [8.9.3062]
  • Campaign Manager – When a campaign is copied, campaign statistics cleared out and reset to 0. When a campaign with test data moves to a different stage, test data is cleared out to keep statistics accurate. [8.9.3032 DEV-314]
  • Address Book – Require a Address Book type selection (LDAP or File Upload) for a new Address Book configuration. [8.9.3022 DEV-437]
  • Email Templates – Correctly set Urgent flag on email templates. [8.9.3002]

What's New in December 21, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • User Management – Automatically purge administrative user activity logs to comply with GDPR requirements. [8.9.2982]
  • Domain Authorization – Added an option in the Domain Authorization Application to ignore unauthorized domains when sending out campaign emails. Refer to Domain Authorization. [8.9.2972] 

What's New in December 3, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Address Books – Added LDAP/AD Configuration Manager, allowing integration between your LDAP or Active Directory service and Barracuda PhishLine. After it is configured, you can directly import a new address book. [8.9.2953]
  • General – Added support for multi-factor authentication (MFA) through email and SMS, in addition to voice. You can change the multi-factor authentication method in the System menu under User Manager. [8.9.2943]

What's New in November 7, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Outbound Analysis – Charts updated to display data in the same time zone in which the corresponding campaign was scheduled. [8.9.2942] 

  • Reporting – For Voice Phishing Applications, changed terminology in interface from IVR to Voice, Voice App, or Voice Application where applicable. [8.9.2922] 

Fixes
  • Campaigns – Improved Landing Page error checking for Voice, Email, and SMS campaigns. [ 8.9.2932]

What's New in October 15, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Benchmark Reports – Added Login Activity chart. [8.9.2902]
  • Web Activity Analysis – User Login automatically populates in this report. [8.9.2882]
  • Outbound Analysis – Added reporting filters to create Voice Application data charts and tables in Outbound Analysis Custom Reporting. Refer to Outbound Analysis. [8.9.2872]   
  • Campaign Manager – Web servers added to Campaign or Content Groups landing pages now indicate if the domain exists in Barracuda's SSL certificate in the Web Server Host Domain list. [8.9.2861]
Fixes
  • Outbound Analysis – Fixed Emails Sent/Scheduled by Day-of-Week chart. [8.9.2892]
  • Button Configuration Manager – For buttons deprecated in a newer release, button selection is still retained and (deprecated) notice is added. [8.9.2862]

What's New in October 8, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Educational Content and Survey/Content Delivery Network Whitelisting – Static multimedia content delivered using your closest CDN server. See Email Whitelisting and Best Practices for details.

What's New in September 25, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Email Templates – Added Send as Urgent option to email templates, enabling an email to be sent as High Importance. [8.9.2833] 
  • Exchange Button – Included a pop-up message notification window in version 1.1.0.1. Valid for Exchange versions 2013 and newer. [8.9.2823] 

What's New in September 24, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Campaign – Enhanced delivery status processing allowing each instance to process and update the delivery status of outbound mail more quickly. [ 8.9.2813] 

What's New in September 23, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Security – Your PhishLine account is locked, instead of deactivated, after 5 unsuccessful login attempts. An email is sent to the email address associated with your account with instructions on how to unlock your account. [ 8.9.2803] 

What's New in September 4, 2018 Release

Enhancements
  • Campaign – After 30 days, campaigns are locked in read-only mode and statistics are not updated. The only editable fields are Description, Plan, Category, and Hide Campaign Results. [8.9.2793] 
Fixes
  • Campaign Manager – Fixes to voice and SMS campaigns.
    • Voice
      • The second web server added to the UI is now being used.
      • Check for a valid voice application ID added during scheduling.
      • Uploaded audio file displays correctly.
    • SMS
      • Removed redundant API calls to the SMS provider.
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