Release Notes for July 14, 2017

New
New button next to alert IP addresses to copy to clipboard (without port number)
New
Improved sensor health network host count
  • Shows last 48 hours only (instead of all time)
  • Updates in real-time (instead of once daily)
New
Cisco Talos community created – get an oink code here: https://www.snort.org/ (third party, not affiliated with Perch)
New
Suppress by IP: you can now apply a suppression to a single host. Global, community, team, host; so many yummy suppression flavors to choose from.
New
Replaced Community Dashboard - Trending Indicators data with a top 5 list of indicators in a community with the highest unsuppressed alert counts, over the last 30 days.
New
General stability improvements to our sensors and improvements to health reporting; keeping Perchy’s eyes and ears clean and in top shape so we can See Farther.
New
Community feed list ‘Select All’: we think that having to click 100+ checkboxes is lame, too.
Bugfix
Due to the sheer number of individual sightings associated with some alerts, our ‘alert by host’ functionality on the alert review page had to be disabled temporarily so that we could re-architect some of the data that it used.
Bugfix
Fixed: signup process would allow a new user to skip creating a group, which causes all kinds of paperwork issues for sweet, old Fran in the back office. Per Fran’s rules, all new users must now either create a new group or join an existing one before they’re allowed inside Perchy’s exquisite garden.
Bugfix
Secret communities were re-classified SO secret than even Perchy had no idea which was which and started assigning groups to the wrong secret communities. We’ve given Our Great Leader access to the secret community codes and peace is restored to the galaxy, for now.
Bugfix
Fixed: Existing users that received an email invite to another group should now be able to use the invite link to join the group.
Bugfix
Fixed: Buttons that would allow multiple submissions of an action if the button was clicked rapidly (e.g. double-click). Dr. Perchy, PhB(ird), recommends that users limit coffee intake.
Bugfix
Fixes and tweaks to our sensor network and monitoring configurations
Note
Perchy-bana POC is complete, was successful, and we’re building out the QA infrastructure for its initial internal release and testing.
Note
Perch core relational database infrastructure went through another major upgrade with the addition of a read-replica, multi-db configuration, multi-port fuel injector, and twin-turbo blower. VTEC just kicked in, yo!
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Hired custodial cron jobs to vacuum and clean up the database nightly. Tried to get the office custodial staff to do it, but they mumbled something about union regulations and overtime.
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Nuked certain parts of our BigData infrastructure from orbit and replaced it with something better. Things work like they did before, but they cost less, run smoother, and allow us to scale better in the future.