Hi Pals of Proxy,
PROXY Pro v10.1 is now available! Please visit www.proxynetworks.com/downloads to get the latest. Beneath my brief summary of changes, you’ll find a complete list of enhancements. You will also find this information within the “What’s New” PDF included in the software zip file.
New installations of PROXY Pro RAS become easier than ever because we now require a single external port since both the Web Console and Gateway can share 443 for both IIS and for data communications. File Transfers just became easier – just drag-and-drop onto the connection window. Since our last hotfix, Apple released their Mojave update which we are now compliant with. We had some customers express interest in “hiding” their Proxy Web Console’s login button to prevent external logins so this is now available as well.
Improved High DPI and Scaling Support
The PROXY Pro Host v10.1 will automatically “scale down” a high DPI screen to reduce the amount of data sent to the Master, and to let the Master have a reasonable “Fit 1-to-1” view. The PROXY Pro Master has performance improvements in rendering the Host screen, especially in the case of “Fit-to-Window”.
Clipboard Transfer Improvements
The PROXY Pro Master v10.1 on Windows connected to a Host v10.1 on Windows has enhanced Clipboard Transfer support, including the ability to transfer files and folders (e.g. via Windows Explorer), and to drag-and-drop files from the Master desktop onto the Master Connection Window to initiate a clipboard transfer operation to the remote Host.
Host on Demand for Windows as EXE
The Host on Demand can now be deployed as an executable download in all browsers, and no longer requires ClickOnce Deployment support. In browsers that support ClickOnce deployment, the Host on Demand is still deployed that way for an improved user experience.
Recording Retention Guard
Recordings can be created on demand or by policy (Auto-Recording feature), and may need to be preserved indefinitely by some customers in order to meet certain compliance requirements. The Gateway can now be configured to prevent the deletion of recording either by automatic controls, such as age settings, or by manual attempts. This includes archiving recordings of Hosts that are deleted from the Gateway to a new item, “Recordings of Deleted Hosts” in the “System” Gateway group.
Macintosh and iOS Master Enhancements
The Master for Macintosh and Master for iOS now have full PROXY v10 authentication support, and can handle all authentication scenarios both on initial connection and when connecting to items from the “Recent Hosts” or “Recent Recordings” lists. Note that previously, configurations that required a web-based login, like Azure Active Directory, did not work from the “Recent” lists. Macintosh software is supported on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and later, including the recently released 10.14 (Mojave). iOS software is supported on iOS v9 and later, including the recently released iOS v12.
Web Console Improvements
Improvements across many pages of the Web Console. Session state now remembers group selection when navigating back to the Hosts page or upon Refresh. Easier access to key information across pages, with more reliable and flexible sorting of data.
Gateway Server “HTTPSYS” Transport Support
When the PROXY Pro Web Console and Gateway Server are installed on the same machine, the Gateway Server can now register with the Windows operating system “HTTP.SYS” driver and share the listening ports with Web Console. This allows WSS-protocol connections (only) to be made to the Gateway Server on the port normally used to access Web Console (e.g. port 443), and in many configurations facilitates only having to open one port to the internet to allow access to all of Identity Manager, Web Console, and Gateway Server.
Reverse Web Proxy Support
PROXY Pro Server now supports being placed behind a “reverse web proxy”. This is an appliance or other software product that terminates incoming HTTPS connections, and forwards them to the back-end service (PROXY Pro Server).
New Web Console Setting: Allow access to Find a Desktop from External Addresses
This new setting, which is “on” by default, can be turned “off” to disallow any attempt to connect as an authenticated client to the Identity Manager, Web Console, or Gateway Server. In this configuration, the system can be exposed to the internet and the only functionality available to external users is “Share my Desktop” (i.e., Host on Demand).
Head to proxynetworks.com/downloads and write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance – thanks!