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Title:    GTA Firewall Systems Release Notes 
Product:  GNAT Box System Software version 3.5.0
Date:     10 March 2004 

                         
RELEASE NOTES HISTORY

These notes cover the 3.5.0 release of GNAT Box System Software.
Release notes for previous versions can be found at GTA's website,
www.gta.com.

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GNAT Box System Software version 3.5.0 includes the following versions of
GTA products and utilities:

     GNAT Box System Software      3.5.0
     GBAdmin                       3.5.0
     GBAuth (Windows only)         3.5.0
     GBAuth (Java)                 1.0.1                          
     GTAsyslog                     1.0.4
     DBmanager                     1.0.4
     LogView                       1.0.0
     

Release Notes for GBAuth, GTAsyslog, DBmanager and LogView are found in
GB_Utilities_Release.txt, on the Installation CD and on GTA's website.

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                             UPGRADE NOTES
                                                              
       For more about upgrading, see individual product text files.
       
       
             Major Version Release Requires New Activation Codes
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Version 3.5.0, as with all major version releases, requires new activation
codes for the firewall and for all options and features. Activation codes for
registered products can be found in the GTA support center under View
Products. 

                  Surf Sentinel Feature Activation Code

Surf Sentinel and Surf Sentinel 2.0 are supported in version 3.5. The Surf
Sentinel version must be selected on upgrade. When upgrading a firewall with
Surf Sentinel activated, the administrator will be prompted to select Surf
Sentinel 2.0 with SurfControl, or to remain with Surf Sentinel v1. Select the
desired version, then enter the activation code and save. 


                              Netscape/Mozilla
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Version 3.5.0 installs a new default security 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
GTA Firewall after upgrading, delete the browser security certificate, then
exit and restart. 


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Release Notes include following enhancements, modification and bug fix
sections:

1.   SYSTEM SOFTWARE 

2.   SERVICES 

3.   CFG LIBRARY

4.   ALL USER INTERFACES 
          
5.   GBADMIN (Windows Only)

6.   WEB
          
7.   CONSOLE

8.   CONTENT FILTERING

9.   INSTALLERS


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1.   SYSTEM SOFTWARE 
1.1  Enhancements

     1.   Added filter and filter preferences options to coalesce logging and 
          alarm data for the source and destination address/ports. Coalescing 
          can be disabled by setting the Interval field to 0 in the Filter 
          Preferences coalescing section. GB3501264
          
     2.   Add support for Bridged interfaces. GB3501265
     
     3.   Add support for traffic shaping (bandwidth limiting). GB3501267
     
     4.   Added logging function to GB-Commander service so that
          GB-Commander v. 1.1 does not require GTAsyslog. GB3501268
          
     5.   Added support for Dynamic DNS service. GB3501269

     6.   Add support for centralized VPN hub in order to allow VPN end points 
          (spokes) to send all traffic to a centralized site. GB3501401 


1.2  Modifications

     1.   Add the ability to log/no log ARP messages using the invalid packet 
          logging option. GB3501039
          
     2.   Log date/time changes made by firewall administrator or by NTP 
          services. GB3501075
          
     3.   Discontinued products no longer supported in version 3.5: 
          RoBoX, GB-1000, GB-Flash, GB-Pro and GB-Demo. GB3501274
          
          
1.3  Bug Fixes

     NONE
     

2.   SERVICES 
2.1  Enhancements

     1.   Add support for LDAP and RADIUS user authentication to use in 
          conjunction with GTA authentication. GB3500597 

2.2  Modifications
     
     1.   Add Binding interface option to Remote Logging to ensure that
          when using VPNs or the H2A feature, the real IP address of the
          primary firewall is used in logs. GB3501122
          
     2.   Data sent to Remote Logging by firewall now uses the UTC time 
          standard. GB3501176
          
     3.   Add ability to configure the VPN Lifetimes using VPN objects. 
          GB3501297

     4.   Added domain name as derived from host name field to the email proxy 
          "service ready" prompt. GB3501351
          
     5.   Added TCP support for SNMP queries when connecting to the Protected 
          interface through a VPN. GB3501353
          
     6.   To maintain access to firewall services, override VPN definitions 
          for connections directly to a firewall service such as 
          administration, DNS proxy or NTP services. GB3501396
     
     7.   When logging email messages, double quotes in "To:" and "From:" 
          fields are replaced with single quotes. GB3501734
          
2.3  Bug Fixes

     1.   Update EM driver with code to correctly set virtual MAC address so 
          that an H2A firewall can find a beacon and remain in Master mode. 
          GB3501290

                   
3.   CFG LIBRARY
3.1  Enhancements
3.2  Modifications
          
     1.   Make host name (entered in Network Information) default to 
          "unknown." GB3501491
          
     2.   Make the implicit "block all other traffic" filter explicit in 
          filter lists, and log an alarm when filter is activated. GB3501607

     3.   GBAdmin now loads H2A service information section upon initial load
          of the firewall configuration. GB3501593
          
3.3  Bug Fixes

     1.   When stealth mode logging is enabled, the configuration report shows 
          that it is enabled. GB3500901
          
     2.   Saving sections in GBAdmin on products using Video console no longer 
          produces an "error loading keymap" message when no keyboard is 
          attached. GB3501400
         
                    
4.   ALL USER INTERFACES 
4.1  Enhancements

     1.   Increase supported NTP servers from three (3) to six (6). GB3501076
     
     2.   VPN encryption now supports AES-128, AES-192, & AES-256 key sizes. 
          GB3501131
          
     3.   Remote Logging function now allows the use of both domain names 
          (e.g., example.gta.com) and IP addresses. GB3501200
          
     4.   Add preshared secret entry field to GB-Commander server
          configuration section. GB3501318
     
     5.   Add support for bridging non-IP Protocols. GB3501570

     6.   Add language localization support for Spanish locales. GB3501663 

     7.   Add the default VPN object () for defining phase I of 
          anonymous VPN connections explicitly. GB3501772
          
     8.   Add ability to configure "Local Identity" in VPN objects. GB3501773
          
          
4.2  Modifications    
          
     1.   Under the GB-Commander server section, change the "???" entry in 
          the IP Address field to "Auto." GB3501171
          
     2.   Allow server port to be specified in server fields, e.g., 
          :. Default ports will not be displayed. Server port 
          defaults: Remote Logging: 514; LDAP authentication: 389; RADIUS 
          authentication: 1812; GB-Commander server: 76. GB3501323

     3.   Obscure password and shared secret fields in interface and reports 
          for read-only firewall users. GB3501355
          
     4.   Firewall displays its default date/time using the UTC acronym 
          instead of GMT. GB3501549 

4.3  Bug Fixes
          
     NONE
     

5.   GBADMIN (Windows Only)
5.1  Enhancements
5.2  Modifications

     1.   Removed port helper dialog. GB3501248
     
5.3  Bug Fixes

     1.   Administration server port field now updates reliably when section 
          is saved. GB3501328
     
     2.   Once a runtime upload is 100% complete, a dialog informs the user 
          that the firewall is being updated. GB3501394


6.   WEB INTERFACE
6.1  Enhancements
6.2  Modifications

     1.   When a firewall does not have a valid feature activation code
          for a service, the firewall interface will display the service
          as "feature code required." GB3501554


7.   CONSOLE
7.1  Enhancements
7.2  Modifications
7.3  Bug Fixes

     1.   Verification recognizes subnet mask supplied by user. GB3501392


8.   CONTENT FILTERING
8.1  Enhancements

     1.   Added support for Surf Sentinel 2.0 using SurfControl. GB3501272
     
8.2  Modifications          
8.3  Bug Fixes

     NONE

                      
9.   INSTALLERS
9.1  Enhancements 
9.2  Modifications
9.3  Bug Fixes

     NONE
     
                          
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