Enterprise Recon 2.3

ER 2.3 Release Notes

The Release Notes provide information about new features, platforms, data types, enhancements, bug fixes and all the changes that have gone into Enterprise Recon 2.3.

For a quick view of the changes since the last Enterprise Recon release, see Summary of Changes.

Contents:

  1. Highlights
  2. Important Notes
  3. Changelog
  4. Features That Require Agent Upgrades

New Features

Identify and Classify Risk for Sensitive Data Locations

PRO Not all sensitive data findings are equal. Vulnerable systems that contain prohibited sensitive data need to be secured right away, while some may have already been acted upon and do not need immediate attention.

With the Risk Mapping feature in Enterprise Recon 2.3, you can create Risk Profiles configured with custom Rules, Labels, and Risk Scores (or Risk Levels) to classify the sensitive data discovered across your organization.

Enterprise Recon 2.3 automatically maps each sensitive data match location with the associated Risk Profiles and displays this information in the Investigate page, empowering you to focus and take action on the sensitive data findings that matter most.

See How Risk Mapping Works for more information.

Data Classification - Seamless Integration with MIP

PRO Enterprise Recon seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), enabling you to leverage the sensitive data discovery capabilities in ER2 to better classify, label, and protect sensitive data across your organization.

Once MIP integration is configured, you can view the sensitivity labels for match locations in the Investigate page. The filtering feature lets you easily select match locations with specific classification labels, and take the appropriate remediation or access control action to secure the data.

Sensitivity labels defined by your organization can be applied to supported match locations from the Enterprise Recon web interface. This metadata can be propagated to external services, such as data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, to implement additional controls to complete your organization's information protection strategy.

See How Data Classification with MIP Works, Data Classification with MIP - Requirements and Data Classification with MIP - Supported File Types for more information.

Important Notes

CRITICAL: One Way Upgrade to Enterprise Recon 2.3

Certain data sets, storage formats and components for the Master Server have been updated in Enterprise Recon 2.3. Therefore once the Master Server is updated from ER 2.2 (and below) to ER 2.3, the datastore is not backward compatible and downgrading ER 2.3 to an earlier version is not supported.
Please contact the Ground Labs Support Team for assistance with upgrading the Master Server to version 2.3.

Enterprise Recon Master Server Upgrade to CentOS 7

From Enterprise Recon 2.0.28, new installations of Enterprise Recon utilize CentOS 7, which features an updated kernel, improved security features and support for operating system patches and updates until June 2024.

If your existing Master Server installation is based on CentOS 6, Ground Labs strongly recommends that you upgrade to CentOS 7 promptly as CentOS 6 reached end of life on November 30, 2020. The Ground Labs Support Team is available to assist customers who wish to migrate their existing installations to CentOS 7.

Ground Labs will continue to support existing Enterprise Recon installations based on CentOS 6 until its end of life date on November 30, 2020.

Changelog

The Changelog is a complete list of all the changes in Enterprise Recon 2.3.

What’s New?

  • Added:

    • PRO Create Risk Profiles configured with custom Rules, Labels, and Risk Scores (or Risk Levels) to classify the sensitive data discovered across your organization. See Risk Mapping for more information.

    • PRO Integrate with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) to leverage the sensitive data discovery capabilities in ER2 to better classify, label, and protect sensitive data across your organization. See Data Classification with MIP for more information.

Enhancements

  • Improved Features:
    • Updated TLS protocol library, disabled insecure cipher suites, and other enhancements for increased application security.
    • Updated the cache memory usage limit to optimize the performance and loading of the Investigate page.
    • Minor UI enhancements.

Bug Fixes

  • Scanning certain PDF files when the OCR feature is enabled may cause scanning engine failure.

Features That Require Agent Upgrades

Agents do not need to be upgraded along with the Master Server, unless you require the following features in Enterprise Recon 2.3:

  • PRO Create Risk Profiles configured with custom Rules, Labels, and Risk Scores (or Risk Levels) to classify the sensitive data discovered across your organization. See Risk Mapping for more information.
  • PRO Integrate with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) to leverage the sensitive data discovery capabilities in ER2 to better classify, label, and protect sensitive data across your organization. See Data Classification with MIP for more information.

For a table of all features that require an Agent upgrade, see Agent Upgrade.


PII This feature is only available in Enterprise Recon PII Edition. To find out more about upgrading your ER2 license, please contact Ground Labs Licensing. See Subscription License for more information.


PRO This feature is only available in Enterprise Recon PRO Edition. To find out more about upgrading your ER2 license, please contact Ground Labs Licensing. See Subscription License for more information.


Ensuring we are delivering the best technology for our customers is a core value at Ground Labs. If you are interested in future early builds of Enterprise Recon with forthcoming features, please email your interest to product@groundlabs.com.