Absolute agent release notes - Version 7.15

If agent version control is enabled, you can assign an agent version to your account's Windows and Mac devices to prevent agent upgrades. To determine if you want to assign agent version 7.15, review this topic to learn about the improvements included in this version of the Absolute agent.

NOTE  To learn about all features, enhancements, and fixes introduced in Absolute 7.15, see the Absolute 7.15 Release Notes.

About the Absolute agent

The Absolute agent is a small software client that resides on devices that are managed in the Absolute console. After the agent is initially installed on a new device, it is activated with the first connection to the Absolute Monitoring Center.

Each agent package includes software specific to its supported operating system, including the agent and its associated agent components, an installer, and a readme file.

System requirements

The 7.15 package bundle contains Absolute agent software that now supports devices running the following operating systems:

Operating system

Supported versions

Windows

Versions 7, 8.1, and 10

macOS

Versions 10.13 to 11

NOTE  The Data Delete security action is not supported on macOS 10.15 or 11. If you currently use Data Delete to protect your devices, we recommend using macOS 10.13 or 10.14.

Agent improvements and fixes

Version 7.15 of the Absolute agent includes improvements and fixes to the following agent components:

Platform

Component

Component version

Improvements and fixes

Windows

Anti-Malware
(AVP)

1.0.2.1
  • When FIPS 140-2 mode is enabled on a device, the AVP component now scans the device as expected.

Component manager
(CTES)

1.0.0.2417
  • Previously, if Deep Packet inspection was detected on a device and failover port 11364 was not open, the status of the CTES component was erroneously reported as Healthy. This issue is now fixed.

  • Error logging improvements.

Device Usage
(DUR)

1.0.5.1
  • If a device's screensaver is controlled by a group policy, device usage tracking is now halted when the screensaver is triggered.

Full-Disk Encryption
(ESP)

1.0.2.7
  • When FIPS 140-2 mode is enabled on a device, the ESP component now scans the device as expected.
  • The ESP component now successfully detects version 6.x of Trend Micro Full Disk Encryption.
  • Error logging improvements.
Hardware
(HDP)
2.0.4.14
  • When FIPS 140-2 mode is enabled on a device, the HDP component now scans the device as expected.
  • Performance and error logging improvements.
Installed Software
(SNG)
1.0.4.14
  • When FIPS 140-2 mode is enabled on a device, the SNG component now scans the device as expected.

Reach Script

(ANS)

1.0.1.10
  • The ANS component was updated to support the ability to configure the folder location where scripts are downloaded to and run from.

Wipe
(SDW)
1.0.4.3
  • Performance improvements.

Mac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component manager
(CTES)
1.0.0.2417
  • Previously, if Deep Packet inspection was detected on a device and failover port 11364 was not open, the status of the CTES component was erroneously reported as Healthy. This issue is now fixed.

  • Error logging improvements.

Data Discovery

(DARAgent)

7.15.2.1
  • The DARAgent component now supports devices running macOS 11.

Device Usage(DUR)

1.0.2.5
  • The DUR component no longer installs the Absolute DU Profile on a macOS 10.15 device. Due to changes introduced by Apple, this profile is no longer required.
  • Error logging improvements.
Full-Disk Encryption
(ESP)
1.0.2.3
  • When FileVault is enabled on a macOS 11 device, the ESP component now detects the device's encryption status and reports it in the Absolute console.
Hardware
(HDP)
1.0.6.3
  • The user's domain detected by the HDP component is now reported correctly in the console, in all cases.
  • The package for the HDP component is now notarized and its file format has been updated from .zip to .pkg.
  • Stability and error logging improvements.
Installed Software
(SNG)
1.0.6.4
  • The SNG component no longer installs the Absolute SNG Profile on a macOS 10.15 device. Due to changes introduced by Apple, the profile is no longer required.
  • Error logging improvements.

Reach Script

(ANS)

1.0.3.6
  • The ANS component was updated to support the ability to configure the folder location where scripts are downloaded to and run from.