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                         GB-OS FIREWALL SOFTWARE
                            VERSION 5.3.3
                            RELEASE NOTES

Author:     Global Technology Associates, Inc.
Product:    GB-OS version 5.3.3
Date:       9 November 2010

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GB-OS version 5.3.3 includes updated versions of the following GTA
products and utilities:

    GB-OS                       5.3.3

Release notes are located on the installation CD and on GTA's Web site.

For more about upgrading related software, see individual product
release notes.

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CONTENTS
Release Notes sections are categorized first by feature addressed, then
by the type of change.

1.  INSTALL NOTES

2.  SYSTEM

3.  NETWORK

4.  SERVICES

5.  WEB INTERFACE

6.  RELEASE NOTES HISTORY

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1.  INSTALL NOTES

    1.1 Entering New Activation Codes
    
        If upgrading from 5.2.x or below, new activation codes must be
        entered. GB-OS version 5.3.3 is available at no charge to
        customers with a GTA support contract or annual maintenance
        agreement. Other users should contact their local Authorized GTA 
        Channel Partner or email sales@gta.com for information and pricing 
        of upgrade options.

        
    1.2 Upgrade Notes   
        
        1.2.1 Upgrading to GB-OS 5.3
        
              Firewalls must be on GB-OS version 5.2.0 or higher to properly
              upgrade to GB-OS 5.3. See the Upgrade Guide for more information.
              
              
        1.2.2 GB-250 Rev B Upgrade to GB-OS 5.3 
        
              GB-250 Rev B firewalls should be on runtime slice 2 when upgrading
              to version 5.3.

              The firewall's current runtime slice is displayed on the 
              firewall's System>Overview screen. To view the current slice, log 
              into the firewall's web administration interface and navigate to 
              System>Overview. The runtime section will display the firewall's 
              current runtime slice.
              
              Additionaly, some GB-250 Rev B firewalls require a Bios Update 
              before updating to GB-OS 5.3.0. If the Bios version is not v0.99h 
              or higher,the Bios may need to be updated. 
              
              You can check the BIOS by:
          
                 1. Examining the hardware report for the Bios version:
             
                    BIOS: PC Engines ALIX.2 v0.99h tinyBIOS V1.4a (C)1997-2007
             
                 2. Connecting on the console interface and rebooting the 
                    firewall. The first line displayed should be BIOS revision. 
                
                    Example: PC Engines ALIX.2 v0.99h
              
               You can check if the firewall is a GB-250 Rev B by the following:
              
                 1. GB-250 Rev B firewalls have USB ports while GB-250 Rev A do
                    not have USB ports. 
              
                 2. GB-250 Rev B firewall serial numbers are:
                
                    Starting at S/N 65002101 and above 
                    Starting at S/N 65902101 and above

        
        1.2.3 Re-sizing Slices and Runtime Upgrades
              
              In order to support the new features in GB-OS 5.2.x and above, 
              some firewalls may require partition re-sizing during the 
              upgrade process. Upon re-sizing, both runtime slices will have 
              GB-OS 5.3.0, and firewall administrators WILL NOT be able to 
              revert to previous runtimes via the Console or Web interface.
              
              GTA strongly recommends backing up current firewall 
              configurations PRIOR to upgrading.

              Firewalls requiring re-sized partitions will take approximately 
              5-8 minutes to reboot and fully update once the runtime has 
              been applied. DO NOT switch off or reboot the firewall during 
              this process.

        
        1.2.4 Error Messages Upon Initial Reboot
    
              Upon rebooting after successful installation, the GTA
              Firewall UTM Appliance may display errors when accessed
              using the Web interface.  This is expected, these errors are
              generated because the browser's cache is trying to access
              files and locations that no longer apply. Click OK to any
              displayed errors and refresh the browser window to access
              GB-OS 5.3.2. If the error messages persist, clear your
              browser's cache.
              
            
    1.3 SSL Certificate Replacement

        GB-OS version 5.3.3 will install a new default security/SSL
        certificate. Some browsers, including Netscape and Mozilla,
        will not recognize the new certificate if the original has
        never been replaced. If you are unable to log on to the
        firewall after upgrading, delete the browser's cached security
        certificate, then close and restart your browser before
        reattempting remote access to your firewall.
    
    
    1.4 Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus 
    
        Since the release of GB-OS version 5.1.2, Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus is 
        no longer available as a separate subscription option. Mail Sentinel 
        Anti-Virus is included as a standard feature with valid support 
        contracts.


2.  SYSTEM      
            
    2.1 Modifications
    
        2.1.1   System object ID has been improved.
                GBOS5330017546
    
    2.2 Bug Fixes 
                
        2.2.1   Previously uploaded runtimes are properly removed when a new 
                manual runtime update is saved.
                GBOS5330017251
                
        2.2.2   Peak Average Bandwidth Utilization is properly calculated.
                GBOS5330018016
                
        2.2.3   Connections remain operational with traffic shaping weight 
                set to 1.
                GBOS5330017276   
                
        2.2.4   Max kernal virtual area is limited on virtual machines with 
                4GB RAM.
                GBOS5330017261
                
        2.2.5   Firewall remains operational with proper console output.
                GBOS5330017391
                
        2.2.6   PPPoE connections properly restart after failure or 
                re-authentication.
                GBOS5330016691
        
3.  NETWORK 
                
    3.1 Modifications
    
        3.1.1   Site-to-Site VPN is now disabled by default.
                GBOS5330016806
                
        3.1.2   Added IPv6 type option for bridged protocols
                GBOS5330017961

    3.3 Bug Fixes
    
        3.2.1   Traditional proxy properly loads web pages and logs bytes sent 
                and received.
                GBOS5330017256
                
        3.2.2   Active connections are properly flushed when changing the 
                default gateway, only when changed via gateway failover.
                GBOS5330017681
                
        3.2.3   RIP interfaces are properly limited to the maximum allowed.
                GBOS5330018176
                
        3.2.4   With gateway failover, primary gateway connections are 
                properly maintained when secondary gateway fails.
                GBOS5330016971
                
        3.2.5   DHCP relay no longer attempts to process packets on interfaces
                without an IP address.
                GBOS5330018291
                
4.  SERVICES
    
    4.1 New Features
    
        4.1.1   Added option to filter or not filter HTTPS with Surf Sentinel.
                GBOS5330017356
                
        4.1.2   Added dynamically generated IPSec Client configuritions for the 
                Apple iPhone 3 and iPhone 4.1.
                GBOS5330017321
                
    4.2 Modifications
    
        4.2.1   Updated SSL Client.
                GBOS5330017241
        
    4.3 Bug Fixes
    
        4.3.1   DHCP Relay properly functions with the SSL Client enabled.
                GBOS5330017266
                
        4.3.2   IPSec section properly saves when setting a WINS server without
                a DNS server.
                GBOS5330017311
                
        4.3.3   GB-OS services no longer lag upon startup.
                GBOS5330017341
                
        4.3.4   Firewalls no longer drop routes on disabled High Availability 
                interfaces which have the same IP as the physical interface.
                GBOS5330017966
                                
5.  WEB INTERFACE 
    
    5.1 Modfications
                
        5.1.1   Activation codes are no longer case-sensitive when checking 
                for activation code updates.
                GBOS5330017071
                
        5.1.2   Improved sorting of traffic shaping configuration section.
                GBOS5330018101
                
        5.1.3   Improved VLAN interface naming.
                GBOS5330017831
                
        5.1.4   Improved configuration report.
                GBOS5330017506
      
    5.2 Bug Fixes

        5.2.1   VPN configuration summary properly displays configured settings.
                GBOS5330016931
                
        5.2.2   IPS policies field reset function properly performs.
                GBOS5330016566
                
        5.2.3   DNS subnets are properly maintained when editing the domain.
                GBOS5330017471
                
        5.2.4   OK button properly displays for Encryption Objects.
                GBOS5330017236
                
        5.2.5   When monitoring network activity, ICMP connections are properly 
                filtered.
                GBOS5330018271
                
        5.2.6   VPN Wizard properly enables site-to-site VPN or IPSec Mobile VPN
                when creating a static VPN or mobile user, respectively. 
                GBOS5330017776
                
6.  RELEASE NOTES HISTORY

    6.1   Previous Release Notes
          These notes cover the 5.3.3 release of GB-OS. Release notes for 
          previous versions can be found at GTA's website, http://www.gta.com.

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