Tag Archive for upgrade

Update: SilverSHielD v6.1.9.139

We have just released SilverSHielD version 6.1.9.139.

This new version resolves an issue with white-list defined at user level, that in certain particular situations may have been skipped in previous versions.

Warning: if you’re upgrading from a version prior to 6.1.5.135, installing this new version may lead to loss/invalidation of your license. So if you are a licensed customer, please, contact Extenua before applying this update/upgrade. Thank you.

Sticky: Always check before you update…

If you’re still running an old version of SilverSHielD (older than 5.5) please always contact Extenua before performing the update/upgrade.

In fact, the v6.x installer is guaranteed to automatically import your configuration, settings, and users when upgrading from v5.5, but may not be able to import from older formats.

An upgrade from version 4 or early 5 can be performed via an intermediate upgrade to version 5.5. Upgrade from older versions (developed by K2SXS before the acquisition by Extenua) may not be possible. So, please, contact us if you’re facing these scenarios.

Upgrading from v5.5 or older to the latest version 6.x, instead, is totally automatic and can be performed right away, no need to contact us in this case.

Update: SilverSHielD v6.1.6.136

We have just released SilverSHielD version 6.1.6.136, which comes with a long-awaited and important improvement: the ability to tarpit client IP addresses during the authentication-request phase, and not only during the actual authentication phase.

As many of you know, in fact, the SSH (and therefore the SFTP) protocol requires the client to “requests authentication” first, and only if allowed the client can then perform the actual authentication. This could lead to bots trying to harvest usernames (although it wouldn’t be impossible to harvest their password). This new release totally prevents this kind of behavior.

Warning: if you’re upgrading from a version prior to 6.1.5.135, installing this new version may lead to loss/invalidation of your license. So if you are a licensed customer, please, contact Extenua before applying this update/upgrade. Thank you.