M86 no longer support the Counterspy or Pest Patrol anti spyware scanners in either MailMarshal or WebMarshal. We only found out when orders we placed were cancelled.
Version 126.96.36.19974 of WebMarshal was just posted for release.
It includes support for the Kaspersky AV scanner, which is clearly the best one to use for new threats.
November last year, M86 Security bought the commercial interests of a small Israeli company, Finjan. Finjan are very clever guys and WAY ahead of the curve.
In the one camp we have a surprisingly strong reaction from internet users, opposed to censorship of any kind. In the other camp we have a government being lobbied by parental groups sick of their kids stumbling across pornography in their daily browsing.
It was pointed out yesterday to me that although the latest versions of both WebMarshal and MailMarshal support Windows Server 2008 R2 - not all the extras do.
Although the MailMarshal v6.8.x has been pulled from general downloads, it is 2008 R2 compatible and the problem is a minor one, so it will return very soon. It’s fine with fresh installs, so if you need it let us know.
There is no ship date for the upgraded Marshal Reporting Console so no R2 support there yet.
The testing to the Norman 64-bit AV scanner is not yet completed, so we have no R2 support there yet either.
I haven’t run up every other add-on with R2, so there might be others I am not aware of, so plse bear this in mind. For those champing at the 64-bit, some patience is required, everything will be updated shortly I’m sure.
I suggest a coffee or a quick lie down.
It looks like Microsoft are hard at work fixing years of neglect on the IE front.
A new Java engine Microsoft call ‘Chaka or JScript 9.0’ is showing a huge increase in performance by using the new ECMA-262 complier. The old JScript 5.8 used in IE8 uses a single threaded foreground process, whereas the ECMA-262 complier runs a background thread producing high quality machine code that only injects into the foreground thread once compiling is finished. As a background thread it can take advantage of the new generation of multi core processors. Microsoft have posted performance marks from the SunSpider Webkit on their IEBlog. Remember this is only a start.
On top of this IE9 is coming with a range of hardware acceleration features using the Graphics processor on most modern computers. With YouTube and other moving over HTML5 this will mean huge speed increase without any changes to their markup at all.
Isn’t it amazing what a bit of competition can do!
Fresher than this mornings orange juice we now have New WebMarshal v6.5.5 on the menu.
My favourite new bits include…
- Support for Windows 2008 R2
- Improved handling of streaming media
- Add URL’s directly to groups from Active Sessions
All good new flavours to try. There’s also a big list of bug fixes in this version and it’s always good to get the bugs out of your breakfast. I know we need more protein in our diet, but not like that.
P.S. Available in a WebSecure downloads web site near you
Many customers will be aware that WebSecure uses GOTO Meeting for our remote support software. Mostly because it’s so cheap to run!
Sometimes we have problems getting the client browser to work straight up, because that browser is connection through WebMarshal. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the software we sold didn’t work with the support solution we use. The problem we most commonly have is the proxy is not allowing unidentified software to create HTTPS tunnels.
If you open your WebMarshal Console (v6.5x) | Tools | Proxy Server Wizard - and then follow the wizard through to this page and select “Allow unidentified software to create tunnels”, as shown above.