What's New in Agent 12.0.6 and 12.0.7 for Windows (on-premise)

Agent for End User Devices 12.0.6/12.0.7 adds more monitoring. The Agent for End User Devices monitors end user experience by measuring device and application performance. It is a small background utility which runs on each monitored device, and reports its data to the Aternity Aggregation Server.

You can deploy the Agent throughout your enterprise to collect data from devices and report to Aternity.

Definitions of Release States for Aternity Agent
  • Release Candidate (RC) – This is a new Agent version which Aternity intends to make available for customers in the near future. You may request and deploy it to a handful of endpoints to try its features.

  • Controlled Availability (CA) – This is a production-ready, supported Agent with which you may start a limited scale rollout to your organization. It's available upon request. Please contact Aternity Support Team.

  • Early Availability (EA) – This is a production-ready, supported Agent with which any customer may start a tiered rollout to their organization. Please contact Aternity Support Team for full deployment confirmation.

  • General Availability (GA) – This is a default Agent available for full scale deployment to all environments. Please contact Aternity Support Team.

What's New in Aternity Agent 12.0.7 (General Availability)

Released for General Availability on June 1st 2020

Agent 12.0.7 provides security improvements. It includes all functionality from earlier 12.0.x releases.

What's New in Aternity Agent 12.0.6 (General Availability)

Released for General Availability on 27 September 2020

With Agent 12.0.6, you can:

  • Initiate remediation remotely on end-user devices

  • Initiate remediation actions silently on end-user devices (without end-user confirmation)

  • Sign remediation script with certificates from your Trusted Publishers store

  • Monitor managed applications in Firefox ESR 60.4 and above

Enhanced Security with Agent 12.0.6

Agent 12.0.6 provides additional fixes and enhanced security.

Validation Tool Enhancements

Agent 12.0.6 provides usability enhancements for the PowerShell scripts Validation Tool.
  • The Signing Policy tab is used for validating any PowerShell script file, Remediation or PowerShell monitor.

  • Validation tool checks script encoding (Windows UTF-8 encoding only) and that there are no forbidden characters in scripts (a sequence of CRCRLF characters is not allowed).

Enhanced Monitoring in Firefox ESR 60.4

Agent for End User Devices 12.0.6 provides full web monitoring support starting Firefox ESR 60.4.

Note

A SafeGuard has been added to the FireFox local policy file. The Agent will not deploy FireFox if the local policy file is detected.

Initiate Remediation Remotely on End User Devices

In order to reduce the number of IT tickets and improve user experience, Aternity developed the Remediation feature. Remediation allows IT Service Desk personnel to identify issues that can cause problems and remotely fix them before they will be escalated. Running remediation actions remotely resolves performance issues on end user Windows devices by one-click reducing the problem-solving time and the risk of human errors. Remediation actions can be triggered automatically based on Service Desk Alerts, manually by IT Service Desk personnel or from external systems using REST API. For example, identify that a user has low disk space and trigger the Empty Recycle Bin action before end user is out of disk space, or stop Windows service that should not run on the device.

  • Remediation actions can be triggered automatically by Service Desk Alerts.

    Learn more.

  • Remediation actions can be added and executed manually from the Remediation screen.

    Run remediation actions manually

    Learn more.

  • Execute remediation actions manually and view their correlation with health events using the Device Events dashboard.

    Run remediation actions manually and view their correlation with other health events

    Learn more.

  • Analyze all remediation actions and their states on a new Analyze Remediation dashboard.

    Analyze all remediation actions and their states

    Learn more.

Additional Enhancements

  • The PowerShell Validation utility alerts if the script file format is not UTF-8.

  • Support for PowerShell scripts

  • Support for Remediation script input parameters

  • Support for creating custom health events and assigning automatic remediation actions to these events

  • Support for the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store

  • Agent reports a special event in case custom health events are not properly raised