We are pleased to announce the release of IBM Aspera on Demand version 3.7.3 for AWS and IBM Cloud. This release provides a number of enterprise server improvements including enhanced security, sync functionality, and object storage support. The release also includes enhancements to Shares on Demand and Faspex on Demand.
KEY NEW FEATURES
Enhanced Security & Access Controls
- New checksum algorithms SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 can be utilized to ensure data integrity and authenticity.
- Improved detection of potential Distributed Denial of Service attempts involving missing or slow SSL negotiation requests. The HTTP fallback daemon now automatically times out connections that do not send a request or are too slow.
- Aspera now supports Kerberos for Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) transfers.
- New fields are available in the AWS access keys to support AWS KMS server-side encryption and the INFREQUENT_ACCESS storage class.
Expanded Cloud and Object Support
- IBM Cloud Swift and S3 storage are now supported and, along with Azure PAGE blob storage, can be specified as an ATS connection .
- Sync with S3 is now fully supported, including bi-directional sync between S3 buckets.
- The Node API now supports access keys for IBM Cloud, S3 storage, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure Storage, and Microsoft SAS Storage.
- S3 versioning is now supported. Versioned object overwrite options can be configured in /opt/aspera/etc/trapd/s3.properties.
Shares on Demand
- The Purge event feed items background job (System Settings > Background) is now enabled by default.
- Shares now supports signed SAML authentication requests.
- Shares addresses accessibility support improvements including an updated design for High Contrast mode.
- Nginx has been upgraded to version 1.12.1.
Faspex on Demand
- Scheduled package delivery allows Faspex users to delay package delivery without delaying the package upload.
- Alternate addresses allows for the white-listing of alternate hostnames and now supports comma-delimited Classless Inter-Domain Routing, allowing you to specify multiple subnets or a specific range of addresses.
- Admins can now configure a global policy for invitation link expiration times for personal and dropbox invitations. By default, users are allowed to set their own custom expiration dates for invitation links.
- New search functionality offered to users browsing packages on the Sent and Received pages.
- New support for the Packaged Sent CC and Package Received CC email templates.
- Faspex supports a new SAML option for user authentication and authorization.
- Admins now have the ability to control external package sending.
- The self-signed SSL certificate generated by Faspex during installation is now a SHA-256 certificate.
- jQuery has been updated to version 2.2.4.
- You can now require that users agree to a custom Terms of Service prior to sending packages. (CIM-230)
HOW TO UPGRADE
Deployment and availability information can be found here.
FULL RELEASE NOTES
The release notes can be found here