Pulseway 9.6

May 2024

Key Feature Enhancements

Pulseway 9.6 enables you to scale your growth by delivering GREATER control over a broader range of devices.

The release expands the capabilities of users through significant enhancements in:

  1. Device Monitoring
  2. Patch Management
  3. Automation
  4. MACos Remote Control
  5. Autotask Integration
  6. Other Feature Enhancements including navigation enhancements, additional monitoring capabilities, API improvements, and bug fixes

Device Monitoring

This release includes several improvements to agent and network device monitoring.

  • SNMP Monitoring – SNMP alerts now include the ability to trigger notifications based on a change to a previous value, regardless of what the existing value or the new value is. As of this release, Context Targeting is only supported within a root Policy and not available for editing within Extensions. However, Context Targeting within Extensions is currently planned as an enhancement for Q2 2024.

    SNMP Monitoring

    SNMP Monitoring

There are two ways to take advantage of this new SNMP condition:

  1. Configure as a condition type – useful for when a monitored value changes from its previous value and you don't require additional logic.
  2. Use as a variable value – useful when comparing the latest value against the previous value combined with various condition types, like equal to, greater than, less than, etc.
  • Service Monitoring – Service monitoring now includes the ability to trigger notifications when a monitored service is missing on an agented device, and when a monitored service was in place but has been removed.

    Service Monitoring

NOTE: This feature is only applicable to services that are explicitly listed in the ”Additional Services and Exclusions” section of the Monitoring: Monitored Services profile. It does not apply to Automatic Services.

The Device Card has also been enhanced to show any monitored services that are missing, even if the service is not configured to generate an alert. If a particular service is configured to generate an alert, a notification will be generated for each individual service.

This release includes support for Windows agents only. Support for Linux and BSD agents will be added in a subsequent release.

Patch Management

In this release, we improved Patch History error messages to provide more details about common issues, including missing prerequisites or unsupported application versions.

Patching notifications

With this release we introduce Patch Policy notifications. Three notification types are available:

  1. Notification for new patches pending review.
  2. Notification upon error during operating system patching.
  3. Notification upon error during software patching.

To better align with the technician's workflow, the notifications’ priority and schedule can be customised.

Patching notifications

UI Improvements

An improvement was made to the left navigation, adding a static footer with a predetermined size to ensure all navigation entries can be accessed, regardless of browser or display resolution.

UI improvement

Automation

Execute Workflow Actions as Current User

We have enhanced the Execute as Current User feature in supported Workflow Actions. No longer do we emulate the Current User from the “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” account, instead we proxy and execute the commands as the true Current User logged on to the console.

Supported Workflow Actions are:

  • Execute File
  • Execute Shell Command
  • Execute PowerShell Command
  • Run Script

Executing as the true Current User delivers valuable new features such as:

  • Enables automation targeting the current user context not previously possible from System, such as managing and executing user specific Files, Policies, Registry and Desktop settings.
  • Full environmental variable support from the Current User context, for example %UserName%, %Downloads% and %OneDrive%.
  • Run Scripts to execute on-boarding, Teams cache cleanups, user audit and remediations as the Current User, both for Microsoft 365 and Active Directory joined devices.
Run Scripts as the current user

Executing as the true Current User

Policy Extensions – Explicit Targeting

Policy Extensions now support the ability to explicitly target one or more existing devices, which is useful when Policy changes are required on a device-by-device basis.

Policy Extensions operate in one of two selected Targeting Modes:

  1. Dynamic Targeting - This is the default Extension mode and is the current operating mode of Extensions prior to changes within this release.
    1. In this mode, direct assignment of this Policy Extension to specific devices is not available. The selections in the Device Targeting Criteria will be used to dynamically assign this Policy Extension to any devices in the assigned Context that also match the Device Targeting Criteria. It is possible to further extend this Policy Extension.
  2. Explicit Targeting – This is a new mode that allows existing devices to be explicitly assigned to the Extension.
    1. In this mode, it is possible to explicitly assign this Policy Extension to devices that conform to the following logic:
      1. Devices that meet the Device Targeting Criteria as inherited by this Extension’s parent.
        As an example, if the parent of this Extension is an Extension that has device attributes selected as “Windows Servers”, then only devices that are “Windows Servers” will be available to be selected in this Extension.
      2. Devices which are contained within the Context as inherited by this Extension’s parent.
        As an example, if the Context that has been inherited by this Extension is Organization 1, then only the devices within Organization 1 will be available to be selected in this Extension.
    2. Refinement of Device Targeting Criteria is not available in this mode.
    3. It is not possible to further extend a Policy Extension operating in Explicit Targeting Mode.

      Dynamic and Explicit Targeting

Explicit Targeting Extension - Validation Errors – If an Explicit Targeting Extension has been created and the Context selections have been altered within a parent Policy to something other than the Organization, Site, or Group that contains the selected devices, or the Context of the parent has been completely removed, the Explicit Targeting Extension’s device selections will be cleared, and the Extension will display a validation error in the UI.


Explicit Targeting Extension - Validation Errors

New Workflow Templates

Several new Workflow Templates have been added. Discover the available and growing list by clicking on “Action, Create From Template” while in the Workflow tab.

New Workflow Templates

New Workflow Templates:

  • Ad-Hoc/Scheduled: Run Disk Cleanup
  • Low HDD Space: Disk Cleanup
  • Ad-Hoc/Scheduled: Set Desktop Wallpaper
  • Ad-Hoc/Scheduled: Ask User To Reboot YES/NO
  • Ad-Hoc/Scheduled: Set Screen Lock Policy To 5 Min

Double-byte Language Support

We now support saving data objects containing double-byte characters. Prior to this release, double-byte characters would be replaced by “?” when written to the database.

Agent Diagnostic Logging

To streamline the Support process, we have added the ability to enable diagnostic logging on Windows agents remotely from the web application and collect them from the machine without interrupting the end user:

  • Added a new option to the Configuration > Settings page called “Enable agent diagnostic logging on device card”.

    Enable agent diagnostic logging on device card

  • If enabled, Diagnostic Logging can be enabled on Windows systems for up to 72 hours from the Device Card. The Download Logs action will automatically package the logs and download them to the technician's computer.

macOS Remote Control

It is now possible to connect to a target macOS Agent with Remote Control when no user is logged in locally to the device.

NOTE: This feature will be enhanced in a subsequent release when we introduce support for Automatic Reconnect for macOS agents. Until then, although it is now possible to connect with Remote Control before a user is logged in locally, during the login process, the Remote Control session will be disconnected and will require manual re-connection.

macOS Remote Control notification

Autotask Integration

SUGGESTION: We recommend you update the Autotask integration settings at least once after Pulseway 9.6 is released.

Pre-Requisites:

To setup the Autotask Integration, you should go to Integrations > Autotask

Once you are logged in with your Autotask API credentials, you will be at the Configuration Wizard page.

NOTE: The integration configuration page does not allow more than one user at the same time. If a user is trying to access the page and there is already another user in the integration page, access will be prevented.

Autotask login

NOTE: Depending on how many Organisations and assets you have in Pulseway 9.6 it will take between 30 seconds to a couple of minutes for the configuration page to be ready. Please be patient!.

Step 1 - Mapping Device Type

In this screen you will be able to map Pulseway 9.6 Device type with an Autotask Product and a Configuration Item type.

The idea behind the Device type mapping is to populate data in Autotask (Configuration Item Type and Product Type) for each asset. It will be then possible to add dashboard charts in Autotask using these fields.

You can map each Pulseway 9.6 device type to their corresponding type on Autotask:

NOTE: You can filter device types by name and map all devices top the same Autotask Product type / Configuration item type

  1. First you need to define the “Default mapping settings for all device types”.
  2. Once it's done, you will be able to update each Pulseway 9.6 device type and associate it to the corresponding Autotask product and Autotask Configuration Item Type.
  3. Once you finish doing the Device type mapping click on Next.

Step 2 - Organization Mapping

In this step you will be able to map Organizations / Sites / Agent Groups to Autotask Companies.

  1. First you need to define the Default mapping settings for all context field
  2. Then you can map each Pulseway 9.6 organisation, site or agent group to an Autotask Company.
  3. Once you finish doing the mapping click on Next

NOTE: For new Pulseway 9.6 Organisations /Sites you will be able to “do nothing”, “map to new Autotask company” or “map to existing Autotask company”.

NOTE: If you want to change the mapping for an Organization / Site. All system mappings under the changed organization will be deleted. Consequently, inherited behavior will be applied that can lead to the creation of duplicate configuration items in the selected company.

Step 3- Ticket Attributes Configuration

Alert rules allow you to handle Pulseway 9.6 alerts and their corresponding Autotask alert tickets. In the integration tab, begin by configuring your Autotask queue and filter alerts that will generate a ticket in the Autotask base in alert priority.

First you need to define the default mapping setting for all context

Queue refers to the Service desk queue the ticket will be created in Autotask. Sets the default values for the Queue field in Autotask tickets. More information: Service Desk queues (autotask.net)

Notification type refers to the criticality of a Pulseway 9.6 alert to automatically create an Autotask ticket. For example, you could define that only Pulseway 9.6 alerts trigger the ticket creation.

Once you finish with the ticket attributes click on Next.

Step 4 - Asset Synchronisation

The next step is to configure the asset synchronisation between Pulseway 9.6 and Autotask

If “Create new system and map” toggle is enabled, new Pulseway 9.6 assets will try to be auto mapped to existing Autotask Configuration items if there is a full or partial match with both

  • Automapping:
    • If Pulseway 9.6 device and Autotask configuration item have the same name and company, only in this case auto mapping is possible.
      • If the serial number also matches, it’s a full match.
      • Otherwise, it’s a partial match.

Select an existing Autotask product to map to your Pulseway 9.6 asset or allow the system to create a matching product in Autotask for you.

You can filter assets by:

  • All types
  • Mapped
  • Unmapped: full match
  • Unmapped: partial match
  • Do not map
  • Create new

Matching logic between Pulseway 9.6 and Autotask asset records:

  • Fully Match
    • Organisation
    • Serial Number
    • Mac Address
  • Partial Match

NOTE: For new Pulseway 9.6 Organizations /Sites you will be able to “do nothing”, “map to new Autotask company” or “map to existing Autotask company”.

NOTE: When “Create New System and Map” toggle is enabled, you can still override the auto mapping on individual asset records. With this option, regardless of if there is a full/partial match it will create a new Autotask Configuration Item

  • When a device is deleted in Pulseway 9.6, the corresponding Autotask configuration item will be inactivated.
  • An asset sync will be triggered once every hour.
  • During setup, for any unmatched asset, you can either accept the suggested match, search for an Autotask configuration item, or create a new configuration.

Once you click “Save” you will be able to save changes.

Once integration updates are done, you will be redirected to the settings page automatically.

NOTE: In addition to previous asset records we are adding Product Type, Configuration Item Type.

Other Feature Enhancements

Left Navigation and Terminology Updates

The “Advanced Search” page was renamed to “Device Management” and is now the first item in the “Devices” module navigation:

Left Navigation and Terminology Updates

The “Manage” page under the “Networks” module was renamed to “Site Maps” and was relocated to the second item in the “Devices” module navigation:

Site Maps

The “All Systems” page was renamed to “Device List” and is now the third item in the “Devices” module navigation:

Device List

The “Networks” module was permanently removed from the left navigation for the following reasons:

  • The “Overview” page was deprecated as part of this release
  • The “Manage” page was renamed to “Site Maps” and relocated to the “Devices” module
Networks module

The “Create Network” option on the “SiteMaps” page has changed to “Create Site Map”:

Create site map

The “Edit Network” option in the Site Map has changed to “Edit Site Map”:

The “Delete Network” option in the Site Map has changed to “Delete Site Map”:

Storage Monitoring

The existing Monitoring: Storage Profile has been enhanced to support individual conditions for granular storage monitoring of Windows Agents.

Note: Support for macOS, Linux, and BSD Agents will be included in a subsequent release.

  • Each individual Monitoring: Storage Profile supports a maximum of 20 conditions
  • When specifying a drive letter, acceptable formats are “DriveLetter” and “DriveLetter:” and are case insensitive
Storage Monitoring

Storage Monitoring

Services Monitoring

In Pulseway 9.6, we enhanced Service monitoring for Windows Agents, to support the ability to trigger notifications when a monitored service is missing on an agented device, and when a monitored service was in place but has been removed.

In this release, this feature has been extended to support Linux, and BSD Agents.

Services Monitoring

Advanced Reporting

This release will bring new reporting features, datasets, report templates and performance improvements.

New datasets

  • “Rmm - Tags”
  • “Rmm - Application Extended”

New templates

  • “Tags”
  • “Tags tabular”
  • “Applications tabular”
  • “Unsupported Windows OS” (new version)
  • “Servers, Workstations, and Network devices per Organization”
  • “QR codes for Devices”

New features

  • Document binder - users can now seamlessly view, export, and schedule collections of templates
  • Multi-Section RDL - allows for the incorporation of 'sections' within RDL reports.
  • Custom Reporting - customers can now create custom reports. These reports can incorporate any data, look, feel, or personal branding into their report. All custom reports can also be saved as custom templates.
Services Monitoring

Services Monitoring

Rename Devices

This release introduces the ability to rename devices directly from the Device Card, including Agents.

  • To take advantage of this feature, open the Device Card and click the pencil icon next to the device name.

    Device Card

  • This feature also includes an ability to Reset to Default, which will allow you to reapply the default name to the device after it has been renamed. For example, for mobile devices, the default name would be the serial number, and for Agented devices, the default name would be the computer name.

    Device Card

API Improvements

This release includes new API endpoints, and enhancements to existing endpoints to allow integrators and customers to programmatically drive automation. These enhancements include GET and POST methods and the ability to register webhooks during automation executions.

Automation Scripts

  • Get a Script (GET)
  • Get All Scripts (GET)
  • Run a Script (POST)
  • Get Script Executions (GET)
  • Get Script Execution Details (GET)

Automation Tasks

  • Get Script Executions (GET)
  • Get Script Execution details (GET)
  • Get a Task (GET)
  • Get all Tasks (GET)
  • Run a Task (POST) - enhanced
  • Get Task Execution Scripts (GET)
  • Get Task Execution Output (GET)

Automation Workflows

  • Get a Specific Workflow (GET)
  • Get All Workflows (GET)
  • Run a Workflow (GET)
  • Get Workflow Executions (GET)
  • Get Workflow Execution Details (GET)

API

Pulseway 9.5

February 2024

Key Feature Enhancements

Policies

With this release, the Policy Management engine at the heart of Pulseway has been totally redesigned, bringing the next iteration of Policy Design improvements to the product and giving you a whole new level of precision, control and visibility!

Here is a summary of the specific changes to Device Configuration and Monitoring Policies included in this release – you can learn more about each of the changes below:

  1. Introduction of Targeting capabilities directly within the Policy editor
  2. Introduction of an “All Organizations” object in the Organizations page
  3. Introduction of Extensions
  4. Designation of Profiles as Cumulative and Non-cumulative
  5. Introduction of Effective Settings
  6. UI / UX Enhancements to Several Product Pages
  7. Introduction of the Basic Profiles and Policies Package
Click here to learn more about the new Policy Design

Introduction of Targeting capabilities within the Policy editor, including Selection Preview

  • Context Targeting – Although Context Targeting was already supported in Pulseway, it required a manual step of assigning a Policy directly at each Organization, Site, and/or Group.
    This release adds the ability to assign Organizations, Sites, and/or Groups easily and directly within the Policy editor.

    As of this release, Context Targeting is only supported within a root Policy and not available for editing within Extensions. However, Context Targeting within Extensions is currently planned as an enhancement for Q2 2024.

    Context Targeting

    Context Targeting

  • Device Criteria Targeting – A completely new feature to Pulseway, Device Targeting in Policies enables the ability to use certain device attributes for automatically assigning Policies to specific devices based on these attributes. For example, by creating an Extension and selecting Windows Servers as an OS Type, the Extension will automatically apply to Windows Servers within the Context that the Policy has been assigned to.
    As of this release, Device Criteria Targeting is only supported within Extensions. Root Policies are automatically applied to “All Devices” - Extensions can be used to refine settings for specific types of devices.
    Device Criteria Targeting currently supports three device attributes:
    • Device Type
    • OS Type
    • Device Manufacturer


    Device Criteria Targeting

    Device Criteria Targeting

Introduction of an “All Organizations” object in the Organizations page

This new entity enables the capability for a Policy to be assigned to all current and future Organizations.

All Organizations

Introduction of Extensions

An Extension allows you to adjust a Policy’s settings for a subset of the Policy’s Targeted devices. This includes the use of deterministic Targeting Criteria for the following Device attributes:

  • Operating System (includes Major category of OS and major versions)
  • Device Type
  • Device Manufacturer

All Organizations

An Extension is effectively a child Policy that remains associated with its parent. The Extension automatically inherits the settings and targeting criteria from its parent; however, you can adjust the Targeting Criteria to refine your device selections and you can add, change, and remove Profiles while leaving any relevant Profiles from the parent intact.


All Organizations

All Organizations

Designation of Profiles as Cumulative and Non-cumulative

Prior to this release, all profiles were non-cumulative, meaning any given profile could only be applied once to any given device through its Policy. This release introduces the concept of Cumulative Profiles to allow for certain types of Profiles to be assigned multiple times within a given Policy.

  • Cumulative Profiles - are specific types of Profiles that can be applied to a device more than once because their settings are considered safe for layering – meaning, their settings do not exactly conflict if applied more than once. Examples of cumulative Profile types can be found in Monitoring Profiles.
  • Non-cumulative Profiles - are specific types of Profiles that can only be applied to a device once because their settings within the Profile are considered problematic for layering – meaning, their settings directly conflict if applied more than once. Examples of non-cumulative Profile types can be found in Device Configuration Profiles.

If you try to add an additional non-cumulative Profile of the same type within the same Policy, the UI will automatically replace the current non-cumulative Profile with the newly selected Profile. You will be able to immediately view this result within the Policy editor, and quickly adjust it if needed.


All Organizations

Introduction of Effective Settings

Effective Settings provide the visibility of the Policies, their Profiles, and the actual settings that have been assigned and applied at all levels of your environment. This includes Organizations, Sites, Groups, and most importantly devices. This delivers a whole new level of visibility in your IT environment!

All Organizations

All Organizations

UI / UX Enhancements to Several Product Pages

  • Policies Page – Updated to accommodate the new features of Policies

    All Organizations

  • Profiles Page – Updated to include a new Folder “All Profiles” that includes pagination controls and enhanced filtering when working with all your Profiles

    All Organizations

  • Organizations, Sites, Groups – Policies have been migrated to a new “Policies” tab

    All Organizations

  • Device Card – Introducing a new “Policies” entry within the Overview section

    All Organizations


Introduction of the Basic Profiles and Policies Package

  • This release includes various preconfigured Profiles based on frequently used configurations. A Basic set of Policies have also been included and contain a subset of the preconfigured Profiles, along with Extensions that provide settings adjustments for different Windows platforms.
  • The Policies will automatically be applied for new customers.

Patch Management

End-user Reboot Prompts

With this release the patching reboot on end devices is now more predictable by displaying reboot prompts in advance. An end user can either postpone the reboot or execute it right away. This helps drive ease of use, convenience and end user satisfaction.


All Organizations

A technician specifies a reboot deadline and the time up to 23 hours before the deadline to start showing prompts. This enables the the technician to balance control with user convenience


All Organizations

UI / UX Enhancements

Multi-Selection and Bulk Actions

Bulk Action is an exciting new enhancement which makes it easier for IT technicians to manage large and complex environments. Configuring large numbers of devices becomes very easy! This exciting new functionality increases the precision that technicians can have and also enables considerable time savings.

This release adds multi-selection and bulk action capabilities to the Advanced Search page.

All Organizations

There are a number of selection options available including the ability to perform single selection, multiple selections, page selections, and select all.

Select a device by clicking its checkbox:

All Organizations

Press the SHIFT key after making the first selection to select multiple devices on the same page:

All Organizations

Click the “Select Page” checkbox in the header of the selection column to select all the devices on the current page only:

All Organizations

Click the “Select All Items” button under the Search input to select all devices across all pages:

NOTE: Consider the following when using this option:

  • Final device selection is determined at the time that a bulk action is executed. For example, if you choose “Select All Items” and in the time between this selection and performing a Bulk Action a new device has been added to the table, that new device will also be included for Bulk Action execution. This same behavior exists for devices that may have been removed.
  • Devices can be explicitly excluded from the “Select All Items” option by using the following deselect options:
    • Clicking the checkbox again to remove the selection
    • Clicking the “Select Page” checkbox in the header of the selection column to remove the selections for the current page
    • Press the SHIFT key to deselect multiple devices (on the same page) at once
    • Using the “Deselect Page”
  • To exit or clear “Select All Items” feature, click the “Clear All Selections” link

    All Organizations

  • This option can also be accessed using the selection options menu:

    All Organizations

The following Bulk Actions are available in this release:

  • Run Script
  • Run Workflow
  • Move Devices
  • Delete Devices

NOTE: Additional Bulk Actions are planned for future releases.

Bulk Actions can be accessed from the “Actions” menu which will be enabled when at least one device has been selected on the Advanced Search page:

All Organizations

In this example, the User has selected the Run Workflow Bulk Action and is required to select a Workflow to continue:

All Organizations

The User must confirm that they want to run the Bulk Action. Please note that certain selected devices may not be eligible for execution of a bulk action and will be skipped during execution:

All Organizations

The progress and results of the Bulk Action can be viewed by clicking the Bulk Action History button:

All Organizations

In this release, Device-level results can be viewed from the Audit Log by selecting the new “Bulk Action” category:

All Organizations

Asset Info and Application List for Offline macOS, Linux and BSD

This new capability within the system expands the abilities of the IT technician by allowing them to access information even while the computer is offline. They can store information, move it or report on it - whether the computer is online or offline

Automation

Replace Workflow Action in Editor

Workflow Actions can now be replaced with any other action in the editor, improving the user experience editing any Workflow


All Organizations

Improved Workflow Action description


Pulseway aspires to build the most flexible, intuitive, and visually appealing automation engine on the market. In this release we have updated all available Workflow Actions with new informational messages explaining how each Action will work, expected outcomes, required inputs and currently available Device support.


All Organizations

Remote Control

Automatic Reconnect for Windows

You can say goodbye to the wasted time and frustration caused by dropped connections in a remote control setting! Automatic Reconnect has been enhanced with some minor UI changes and major functional improvements, which include automatically reconnecting in the following scenarios:

  • Dropped connections
  • Restarting a device
  • Signing off a user account
  • Switching user accounts
  • Any event that involves a loss of connection, other than graceful exiting of the application or invalidation of the session token

MacOS Improvements

IT techs can now work across their whole environment with ease. This release adds new functionality to macOS Remote Control, bringing macOS in parity with Windows for the following features:

  • Blackout End User’s Screen – this feature allows a technician to black out the end user’s screen and block end user inputs such as keyboard and mouse.
  • File Transfer Support in Remote Control sessions (Copy/Paste) - this feature allows a technician to transfer files between source and destination macOS devices and includes cross-platform support when using Windows and macOS as either combination of source or destination devices.

API

Pulseway continues to enhance our API capabilities. This release includes enhancements which focus on Platform information, Custom Data, and Object Filtering, and contain several new API endpoints:

  • Get Environment Information – Use this endpoint to get platform information including version, server type, language, region, and more.
  • Scopes
    • Get All Scopes – returns a list of Scopes
    • Get a Specific Scope – returns the details of a specific Scope
    • Get Scope Usage – returns a list of places where the Scope is used
  • Custom Fields – this set of APIs can be used for Organization, Site, Group, and Device Custom Fields
    • Get All Custom Fields – returns a list of Custom Fields
    • Get a Specific Custom Field – returns the details of a specific Custom Field
    • Get Custom Field Usage – returns a list of places where the Custom Field is used
    • Assign a Custom Field – assigns a Custom Field
    • Update an Assigned Custom Field – updates the value of an assigned Custom Field
    • Unassign a Custom Field – unassigns a Custom Field

API documentation can be found at <YourServerURL>/api

Enhanced Reporting Templates

“Patch Policy Compliance” template

Visibility, Control and Ease of Use are all increased with this addition to the Pulseway library of reporting templates! The new “Patch Policy Compliance” report template complements the existing ”Missing Patches” report. This new report template shows the number of confirmed updates as it relates to the selected Patch Policy.

Performance improvements

This release also contains performance improvements that will significantly speed up the processing of large datasets, like “RMM - Applications".

Other Enhancements

Agent

    ● MacOS 14 is now officially supported for standard Agent functions


Asset Info and Application List for Offline macOS, Linux and BSD.

Pulseway 9.4

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October 2023

Key Feature Enhancements

Enhanced Reporting

This release introduces a key enhancement to our reporting with the launch of new Advanced Templates. Utilizing a powerful BI engine, this empowers you to visualize data fast, make smarter decisions, and easily report on the actual value of IT!

Advanced Reporting

The live preview shows a result immediately and allows you to search and filter data in real-time.

The starter pack includes 28 report templates in Executive, Audit, Patch Management and Compliance categories.

Reports Export

Reports can easily be exported to Excel, html, pdf, csv, bmp, json and other formats.

Reports Export

Note: The Advanced Templates will begin rollout to customers starting this release and continuing for all customers through the coming months. The rollout will come in stages, with customers receiving the update based on Data Center location.

Automation

New Deviceless Context for Workflow Automation

9.4 introduces the deviceless Context for Ad-hoc and Scheduled Workflows, executing strictly from the Pulseway server without the need for any specific Scope, Org or Device. This is our first step expanding the Automation capabilities beyond just being Device centric, targeting any external Cloud services.

The current list of supported deviceless Workflow Actions is:

  • Conditions, based in globally assigned Custom Fields
  • End Workflow
  • Send Email
  • API Call (new in 9.4)
  • Workflow Log

Introducing the API Call Workflow Action

The API Call executes strictly from the server and can be used in any of the Contexts, including the new deviceless Context above. API Calls can be used to send custom payloads to URLs – otherwise known as Webhook Endpoints. In this first version, the authentication must be embedded as part of the URL. You can use this to execute automation such as:

  • Azure Runbooks to pause/resume a virtual machine
  • Send custom Teams or Slack messages
  • Update a CMDB database with newly discovered Devices
  • Alert a 3rd party Service Desk or Monitoring system with detailed trigger information

The API Call Workflow Action contains 4 fields and one toggle. Here is a description of the four fields:

  • The web URL with embedded authentication hosting the Webhook Endpoint. Once the URL is added and the Workflow is saved the field will be masked.
  • Content type allowing to specify the payload format:
    • Application/XML
    • Text/XML
    • Application/JSON
    • Application/X-WWW-FORM-URLENCODED
    • Text/HTML
  • Payload content complete.
  • Timeout API Call after X seconds. The default value is 3 with a maximum of 10 seconds.
API Call Workflow

Picture: The API Call Workflow Action sending a custom payload to a Teams Channel Webhook endpoint

Clone Workflows

You can now clone any existing Workflow, making it easy and fast to use existing Workflows as preferred templates and best practices or when you just want to make minor changes on existing ones for testing and development, keeping the original source.

Clone Workflows

Advance Workflow Search and Filtering

The ability to search and filter has been added to make it easy navigating a growing list of Workflows. Search for name and description. Filter by Scope, Trigger type, Last executed and Last changed, among others. You can also expand the column list to make it easy to sort any list of Workflows to your specific needs.

Clone Workflows

New Workflow Actions

  • Execute Powershell Command: Execute any Powershell one-liner with the option to create a named output variable for further use in Conditions.
  • Delete File: Delete a named file.
  • Set In Registry: Set a new Key and Value or update a Value in already existing Key.
  • Delete From Registry: Delete a Vale or whole Key.
  • Unzip File: Unzip the named file in a path. The working folder default path is not specified.
  • Get Device Value: Query the Device for a variety of values to be used as variables in Workflow Conditions and Actions. Currently available for Windows Device types.

Get Device Value – more details

In a Workflow you may want to test if a condition is met on the targeted Device. It can be if a Service or Process is running, if a specific file or Registry key exists, or if a user is currently logged on to the Device.

The Workflow Action Get Device Value will help you query Devices for a long list of conditional states and create variables to be used within the Workflow as Conditions.

In the example below we are using the Get Device Value Action to query a device if the Service spooler is running and create a variable called IsSpoolerRunning to be used in the Condition Action.

Get Device Value example

Picture: Variable created based on the Spooler Service status by using the Workflow Action Get Device Value.


Workflow Conditions based on the variable IsSpoolerRunning

Picture: Workflow Conditions based on the variable "IsSpoolerRunning".


Available options in the “Get Device Value” workflow action

Services And Applications

  • Is Process Running
    • Returns Yes if one named or a list of named Processes are running.
    • Returns No if one named or any in a list of named Processes are not running.
  • Is Service Running:
    • Evaluates if one or a list of named Services are running as a Boolean value.
    • Returns Yes if one named or a list of named Services are running.
    • Returns No if one named or any in a list of named Services are not running.

Users

  • Is User Logged On: Evaluates if a user is logged on to the device console session as a Boolean value. Leave empty (blank) for any user or specify one or multiple usernames. as a Boolean value.
    • Returns Yes if any (blank) or specific named user are currently logged in to the console session.
    • Returns No if any (blank), one specific named user or a list of multiple named users currently are not logged in to the console session.
  • Is User active: Evaluates if a user is currently active on the device console session as a Boolean value. Leave empty for any user or specify one or multiple usernames.
    • Returns Yes if any (blank) or specific named user currently are logged in to the console session.
    • Returns No if any (blank), one specific named user, or a list of multiple named users currently are inactive in the console session.
  • Has User Confirmed: Evaluates if any user currently logged on to the device console session answers Yes or No to a prompted custom message as a Boolean value.

Registry

  • Registry Key Exists: Evaluate Registry Key in a specified path as a Boolean value.
    • Returns Yes if specified Registry Key exists.
    • Returns No if specified Registry Key does not exist.
  • Registry Value: Evaluate Registry Key in a specified path as a Boolean value.
    • Returns Yes if a Registry Value exists and matches the specified value.
    • Returns No if a Registry Value does not exist or does not match the specified value.

File System

  • File Exists: Evaluate if a file exists as a Boolean value.
    • Returns Yes if the specified file exists.
    • Returns No if the specified file does not exist.
  • File Timestamp: Returns the file timestamp as a Date value.
    • Fails if the specified file does not exist.
  • File Contains:Evaluate if a file contains a specified string as a Boolean value.
    • Returns Yes if the specified file exists and the string match.
    • Returns No if the specified file does not exist or the string does not match.
  • File Version:Returns the latest update as a Date value from a specified file.
    • Fails if the specified file does not exist.
  • File Size:Returns the latest update as a Date value from a specified file.
    • Fails if the specified file does not exist.

General

  • Constant Value: Create constant values by String, Date, or Number.
  • Get CPU Architecture: Returns the CPU and OS architecture as a String value.

Updated Workflow Actions

This release includes some updates to existing workflow actions to support string output variables

  • Execute Shell Command: Added the option to create a named output variable as a String for use in Workflow Conditions.
  • Execute PowerShell Command: Added the option to create a named output variable as a String for use in Workflow Conditions.
  • Execute File: Added the option to create a named output variable as a String for use in Workflow Conditions.
Executing a Powershell one-liner and saving the result to a variable.

Picture: Executing a Powershell one-liner and saving the result to a variable.


Workflow Condition based on the variable BitLockerProtectionStatus.

Picture: Workflow Condition based on the variable "BitLockerProtectionStatus".

Windows environment variables support for Workflow Actions

It’s now possible to refer to Windows environment variables in Workflow Actions where a path is required. Any available environment variables like %windir% and %appdata% can be used in the following Workflow Actions:

  • Get Device Value, Filesystem
  • Get Device Value, Constant Value
  • Execute Shell Command
  • Execute PowerShell Command
  • Write File
  • Delete File
  • Unzip File

Patching

Patch History

With this release Pulseway now identifies and stores the list of installed OS patches. To display the list, we use Windows Updates -> Installed Updates page within a Device Card for a specific system.

Patch History. Patch History.

Please note that Pulseway utilizes the WindowsUpdate Search method to retrieve the list of installed patches. It is important to keep in mind that this method does not include superseded patches, OS upgrades, drivers, feature packs and software updates in the list returned.

After this update, Pulseway will store the list of updates in the database. This means that both pending and installed updates will be available for offline devices as well.

Patch Policy Dashboard Widgets

Increased patching visibility is now available via new configurable widgets that can be added to a Pulseway Dashboard

Patch Policy Dashboard Widgets

Patch Status

Patch Status

Patch Status widget divides devices into two categories: fully patched devices and devices with missing critical or important updates. Hidden updates are not considered.

Patch Status

Patch Policy Compliance

Patch Policy Compliance widget assesses device patching status based on approved patches via Global and Patch Policy OS Rules.

To easily view the patching schedule, the widget also displays the upcoming deployment and reboot schedules.

MSRC-based Patching Rules

With this release it is possible to build patching rules automation based on the Microsoft security classification (MSRC). It means that Security updates category has expanded into 5 categories:

  • Security Update - Critical
  • Security Update – Important
  • Security Update – Moderate
  • Security Update – Low
  • Security Update – Unspecified
MSRC-based Patching Rules

Patching Rules Actions Rename

To make patching automation more predictable we renamed Global Rules and OS Rules actions.

  • «Approve and Install» wasn’t changed.
  • «Don't install and Hide» was renamed to «Reject and Hide».
  • «Don't install» was renamed to «Skip and Review».

Remote Control

New Profile Settings

There are several NEW Remote Desktop settings available in the Device Configuration: Remote Desktop Profile. These settings introduce some new Remote-Control behavior and allow for more granular controls over the Remote session, and the technician and end user’s experience.

New Profile Settings

You can now:

  • Allow end users to confirm new Remote Desktop sessions and either accept or reject them (disabled by default).
  • Enable end user notifications for starting and ending Remote Desktop sessions (enabled by default). These notifications are NEW and operate separately from the existing pop-up dialog.
  • Control the behavior of the existing Remote Desktop pop-up dialog, allowing technicians to enable or disable the entire dialog, and to optionally hide session information and the end user’s ability to disconnect the session.
  • Enable automatic desktop locking when Remote Desktop sessions end.

NOTE: This feature is not supported when more than one Remote Desktop session is actively established with a given Agent.

Remote Control Enhancements

  • This release includes several performance improvements for Remote Desktop sessions:
    • The product will attempt to detect low bandwidth connections and automatically adjust connection parameters such as framerate, quality, wallpaper, and animations for better usability.
    • The Remote Desktop Relay algorithm has been updated to optimize the selection of Relay Servers.

Local IP Information for Agents

This release introduces auditing of Local IP information for all “active” network interfaces. Supporting both IPv4 and IPv6, information is made available in the Device Card, Advanced Search, and the Top Bar Universal Search (aka Quick Search).

This data is audited as “System Fields” which means the data is updated much more frequently than standard Audit data. System Fields update much closer to real time.

Device Card

Device Card

  • A new “Local IP addresses” entry has been added to the Device Card Overview section and will display the name of the network interface along with the IP address. If multiple entries are found, the entry will provide the number of additional entries.
  • When hovering over the entry, a tooltip will display all interface names and their associated IP addresses.
  • By clicking the entry, more details will be available for each network interface including data such as Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DHCP Enabled (yes / no), and DNS Servers.
Device Card

Advanced Search

  • The new “Local IP address” field has been added as a new column in Advanced Search and functions like the Device Card with hover-over tooltip information.
Local IP address field

The field is also available for Filtering.

Universal Quick Search

Universal Quick Search

IP addresses have been added to the Top Bar Quick Search as searchable criteria to make it easier to quickly find devices based on IP information when working throughout the product.

API v3 Enhancements and Additional Endpoints

Continuing in our API expansion effort, several changes and improvements have been made for this release.

API v3 documentation is available from each instance at <YourServerURL>/API.

NOTE: To access API v3, you must first create a Third-party token

API Access config

API v3 Changes

  • Devices
    • The previous “Systems” API endpoints and URL references have been renamed to “Devices”

      Devices

      “Device” data now includes information about Custom Fields

API v3 – NEW Endpoints

  • Devices
    • Get Device Custom Fields – this new endpoint returns Custom Field information for a given Device
  • Organizations
    • Get All Organizations – returns a list of Organizations
    • Get a Specific Organization – returns the Organization details
    • Get Organization Custom Fields – returns the Organization Custom Fields
  • Sites
    • Get All Sites – returns a list of Sites
    • Get a Specific Site – returns the Site details
    • Get Site Custom Fields – returns the Site Custom Fields
  • Groups
    • Get All Groups – returns a list of Groups
    • Get a Specific Group – returns the Group details
    • Get Group Custom Fields – returns the Group Custom Fields
    • Get a Group Package – returns the Name and Download URL for Group install package
  • Notification Webhooks – Using Notification Webhooks allows a third-party to subscribe to certain Device Notifications. Notification Webhooks are directly associated with the API Token used to create them. If an API Token is revoked, any Notification Webhooks associated with it will cease to function.
    • Get All Notification Webhooks – returns a list of Notification Webhooks
    • Get a Specific Notification Webhook – returns the Notification Webhook details
    • Create a Notification Webhook – creates a Notification Webhook
    • Re-generate a Notification Webhook – re-generates a Notification Webhook secret key
    • Delete a Specific Notification Webhook – deletes a specific Notification Webhook

Networks

This release features an enhanced Topology Map that exposes additional NMAP scan data points in the device pane:

  • NIC vendor is now displayed alongside MAC address.
  • Device Type
    • Note: this is based on NMAP classification and does not automatically populate the device type in Pulseway, which uses different classifications.
  • OS Match
OS Match

When enrolling a discovered device from the Topology Map, a warning will be displayed if the MAC address matches one or more existing enrolled devices.

Warning that the MAC address matches one or more existing enrolled devices

Other Enhancements

Agent Enhancements

  • The BSD Agent is now supported on 64-bit ARM architecture.
  • MacOS Agents now support automatic version updates.
    • NOTE: Each existing macOS Agent will need to be updated to the latest version before automatic updates will work.
  • Linux, BSD, and macOS Agents are now included in search results when using the Top Bar’s Universal (Quick) Search

API Standardization Using REST and OData Best Practices

  • Endpoint response properties have been updated to standardize on the PascalCase naming convention.
  • Endpoints that return lists have been updated to use OData and now support paging, filtering, and sorting.

Pulseway 9.3

July 2023

Release Summary

This release adds functionality to Patching, Remote Control and Automation, and also includes brand new Virtualization Discovery, Topology and Management features as well as new Token based Access Controls. This release also features a new header design. Details of all new features can be found here.

OS & Software Patch Management

Patch Category Based OS Patch Rules

This release includes new Patch Category based Operating System Rules criteria.

It is now possible to install or reject a given patch based on its category. The following categories are supported Security Update, Critical Update, Update Rollup, Service Pack, Tools, Feature Pack, Update, Driver, and Definition Update.

OS & Software Patch Management

Release Date Based OS Patch Rules

This release includes new Release Date based Operating System Rules criteria.

It is possible to install or reject a given patch based on the number of days since its release.

Release Date Based OS Patch Rules

CVE Score / CVSS Score Based OS Patch Rules

With this release, it is now possible to configure Patch Policy automation rules using vulnerability codes (CVEs) or vulnerability severity scores (CVSS). This simplifies the risk-based patching configuration.

CVE Score Based OS Patch Rules
CVSS Score Based OS Patch Rules
PW Patch 05 - CVSS Based Rule Log

Prioritization of Software Catalog Updates Based on Severity

Pulseway uses a tiered approach to prioritize the testing of software updates and adding them to the catalog.

With this release, we improved this process by prioritizing updates according to the severity of resolved vulnerabilities. This ensures that the most critical updates are addressed first.

The updated schema of the processing of software new versions is displayed below:

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

1 business day

5 business days

10 business days


 Critical Patch Severity
(CVSS v3.0 9.0-10.0)
 

or
 

 any update of the following Software:

 

  • chromeenterprise
  • firefox
  • javaruntime8
  • microsoftedge
  • teamviewer14
  • teamviewer15


 High Patch Severity
(CVSS v3.0 7.0-8.9)

 

or 
 
 any update of the following
 Software:

 

  • 7-zip
  • adobereaderdc
  • webexmeetings
  • forticlientvpn
  • foxitreader
  • jabradirect
  • keepass2
  • lastpass
  • microsoftoffice2019proplus
  • microsoftoffice365business
  • microsoftoffice365proplus
  • microsoftteams
  • notepad++
  • Skypeforbusiness
  • sqlservermanagementstudio18
  • zoom


 All other updates

Windows Update Configuration

To help you stay compliant with Patch Policies, Pulseway now offers the ability to fine-tune the Windows Update service.

With this feature, you can prevent end users from making modifications to patching configuration and also have control over Automatic Updates. You can also defer quality or feature updates, and configure active working hours.

Additionally, Patch Policy now supports driver updates, although please note that this option is turned off by default.

PW Patch 06 - Patching Configuration

Installation Log Enhancements

With this release we made Patch History statuses clearer and more consistent. Depending on the result of patch execution the statuses may be as follows:

  • Errors
  • OS updates were installed
  • OS updates were skipped
  • Software updates were installed
  • Restarted

Errors popup now displays additional information, including error code and message.

PW Patch 07 - Install Log Enhancements

Remote Control

This release utilizes a new algorithm for improved handling of invalid display objects to optimize session traffic for low bandwidth connections.

There is also enhanced logging to support more performance and connection data.

Black-out End User’s Screen

This new capability is useful for working with sensitive information and devices during Remote Control sessions. It allows the technicians to optionally block an end user from viewing the technician's screen activity while the Remote Control session is active. 

Black Out End-User Screen - Technician View

When active, the technician's remote activities will not be visible on the monitor or display of the local device. Instead, a banner will be displayed on the local monitor to inform a user that a remote administrator is working on the device - this banner is meant to prevent the end user from powering off their device.

Black Out End-User Screen - End User View

In addition to blocking the local display, the local inputs (ie. Keyboard and mouse) will be disabled to prevent a local user from inadvertently interfering with the technician’s remote activity. 

UI Changes and Improvements

This release includes several UI and UX improvements to the Header.

These improvements bring consistency to the Header utilities in terms of behavior and styles, provide a new Help utility for accessing all Pulseway Help content and include improvements to the What’s New feature.

Key new features include:

  • A new Dropdown has been added to the Notifications utility in the Header for quick access:
PW Header 08 - Notifications Dropdown
  • A new Help utility has been added to the Header with links to Pulseway Help content:
PW Header 09 - Help Menu

Automation

Managed Files

This release includes the ability to store and distribute files to devices centrally and securely using the new Managed Files area in Automation.

Simply upload files to the new Managed Files area in the Automation module:

PW Automation 01 - Managed Files

Use the “Write File” workflow action for common automation tasks such as custom applications installers, font configuration files distribution, and printer drivers. Files are encrypted at rest and in transit and decrypted by the Agent:

PW Automation 02 - Write File Action

Select a File to be written to the Agent:

PW Automation 03 - Write From Managed Files

Select a file from Managed Files:

PW Automation 04 - Select File From Managed Files

Finally enter a Target Path to write the file to the Agent:

PW Automation 05 - Write File

Mobile Application Ad-hoc Workflows

This release includes a feature to run ad-hoc Workflows from the Mobile Application for active Workflows that contain Ad-hoc or Scheduled Triggers.

The key benefit of this feature is to allow a technician to quickly execute ad-hoc Workflows directly from their Mobile device without having to access the Web Application.

To access the new feature, tap Workflows on a System:

PW Mobile 01 - Workflows

Tap an active Workflow from the list (a green dot indicates that a Workflow is active):

PW Mobile 02 - Workflow List

Tap the Start option under the list:

PW Mobile 03 - Workflow Start Option

Tap the Start action to continue:

PW Mobile 04 - Workflow Start Action

A toast message is displayed that indicates that the Start Workflow command was sent:

PW Mobile 05 - Workflow Start Toast

The Workflow Executions list is displayed once the Workflow has completed:

PW Mobile 06 - Workflow Execution

Virtualization Discovery, Topology and Management

Pulseway now includes the ability to configure Hyper-V and VMware Connectors, allowing you to discover, view, and manage hosts and virtual machines.

By connecting directly to the hypervisor, Pulseway offers a single, consolidated view of your entire virtual infrastructure across multiple platforms.

You will need to create a new Integrations / Connector for each Hyper-V and VMware hypervisor you wish to manage.

Note:

  • For Hyper-V, you must first install an agent directly on the host and then select the same host as the Hyper-V Connector probe
PW Virtualization 01 - Topology Map

Once a Connector has been added, we will expose the hypervisor and its child entities on the Topology Map and the new Systems / Active Connectors page. You can view version information, status, events, and other information from these product areas.

PW Virtualization 02 - Topology Map VMWare Connector Card

If you enroll the hypervisor’s “Host”, you will unlock the management features of both hosts and virtual machines, such as powering on/off, restarting, suspending, and working with snapshots.

Note:

  • Enrollment of a host will consume a single device license
PW Virtualization 03 - Topology Map VM Management

Token-Based API Access

Pulseway now includes a set of API Endpoints that are only accessible by using a secure token.

The API documentation and sample data can be found by accessing https://<your_server_URL>/api

Token-based API access allows technicians to grant explicitly controlled authorization tokens for a more secure API-only access entity that is distinctly separate from user accounts, while also consolidating the management of API access controls.

There are two methods of API access authorization that can be granted:

  • Third-Party Tokens
  • Trusted Applications

Third-Party Tokens

This allows the creation of a unique API Token that requires explicit trust configurations for controlling when, what, and from where the Token is authorized for use with respect to the API. Once the token is generated, the Token ID and Token Secret would be used to gain access to the API and its use would be restricted based on any authorization controls defined.

To increase security, you can define start and expiration dates, whitelist IP addresses for access restrictions, and control granular access to specific Organizations and individual API endpoints.

You can also revoke an existing token to immediately prohibit further use. By revoking an existing token, you will have 30 days until it is automatically deleted. To reinstate the token, simply regenerate the token secret prior to end of the 30-day period.

Note:

  • Third-party Tokens should not be used to establish integration with Pulseway from other products that currently support integration
  • Such products use a different Pulseway API today and will be changed to use Trusted Application Tokens in the future

Third-Party Tokens can be created from the API Access page in the Configuration module:

Add Details and optional Start and Expiry Dates for the New Token:

Add IP Addresses to the IP Whitelist if required:

PW API Access 03 - Third Party Token IP White List

Grant access to specific Organizations as required:

PW API Access 04 - Third Party Token Organization Access

Grant specific Permissions for the API Token:

PW API Access 05 - Third Party Token Edit Permissions

The final step is to generate the API Token and save the Token Secret Code details:

PW API Access 06 - Third Party Token Generated

The API Token can be revoked at any time:

PW API Access 08 - Third Party Revoke Token

Trusted Applications:

This allows a simple OAuth-based authorization process to be used to enable Pulseway integration from an implicitly trusted product.

Notes:

  • Although the Pulseway Trusted Application infrastructure is now ready, integrated products will be working with our team to convert their existing Pulseway integration and legacy API calls to the new Token-based APIs.
  • We will be working with internal product teams over the coming months to coordinate such changes. Once the changes are in place, there will no longer be a need to hard-code a Pulseway username and password into the integration configurations for such Trusted Applications. Instead, a simple OAuth process will be initiated from the integrated product and used to establish the implicit trust with Pulseway.
PW API Access 09 - Trusted Applications

SNMP Content for Network Devices

Additional SNMP Profile content will be added to this release to make it simple to enroll and assign monitoring to the following popular Devices:

  • Firewall: Check Point Generic
  • Firewall: Juniper Generic
  • Firewall: Palo Alto Generic
  • Firewall: Sophos/Cyberoam
  • Firewall: WatchGuard Generic
  • Router: Cisco Generic
  • Server: Dell iDRAC FW v1-6
  • Server: Dell iDRAC FW v7+
  • Server: HP Integrated Lights-Out
  • Switch: HP ProCurve
PW SNMP 01 - New SNMP Profiles

Sample of new SNMP Profile content:

PW SNMP 02 - New SNMP Profiles Example

New BSD Agent

This release includes a new BSD Agent which supports installation on BSD platforms such as pfSense, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. It is included in search and other query results when using pre-defined “Linux” filters:

PW BSD 01 - New BSD Agent

The BSD Agent is based on the Pulseway Linux Agent and will support the same functionality:

PW BSD 02 - New BSD Agent Kill Process

General Improvements

MacOS Agent

We have added .PKG support for the generic macOS Agent deployment package. This package is accessible via the Onboarding / Downloads page.

New Default Columns for the Advanced Search / All Systems View

We expanded the data columns that are displayed in the Advanced Search / All Systems view to enhance your productivity and streamline your search experience.

Additional Platform Improvements

The Pulseway 9.3 release includes the following platform improvements

Core Web Service & Web App

  • Systems > All Systems > System from precondition > System Details > Notifications now also displays notifications for performance counters
  • OIDs in SNMP Profiles that did not apply to a device no longer showing as working and green
  • User can now edit the visible answer after clicking the question in a troubleshooter
  • Now possible to add 2nd rule for the conditions in Automation-Workflows
  • Now possible to configure Linux service monitoring via Endpoint policy
  • Whitelists now possible to be enabled
  • Adding team or user to “bypass IP restrictions” is now saved
  • What’s new page now only showing on first login

Automation

  • Line break no longer showing in the subject line of workflow notification emails
  • Messages from “Send Message” action with > 1000 characters were now displayed properly on the endpoint
  • Workflows with ad hoc or scheduled triggers now execute Patch Policy actions
  • Example email from Send email action no longer appears in Workflow history
  • Get URL step now writes results
  • Get URL step now writes to custom path
  • Inactive workflows are no longer triggered
  • Removed additional line that was mistakenly added to the start of powershell scripts causing failure
  • Workflow actions after a condition are no longer being executed before actions in the condition are finished

Policies and Profiles

  • Exported Device Configuration Profile no longer expose expose sensitive information for Autotask and Zendesk Profiles
  • Running process from a Linux agent can now be added to a Monitoring: Processes Profile
  • Message in the popup for removing policy is now displayed completely

Integrations

  • Fixed an issue in the Connectwise integration where a non admin user with full PSA team permissions was unexpectedly logged out when trying to create a ticket
  • Fixed an issue in the Connectwise integration where organization mapping could not be deleted
  • Fixed an issue where Connectwise companies were sorted by the date created instead of alphabetically
  • PSA backward compatibility issues are now resolved

Networks

  • Improved device discovery when scanning across subnets
  • Status for discovered Hyper-V device is now reported as “Saved” instead of Unknown

Patch Management

  • OS patching errors now appear in the Patch History
  • Selecting "Prevent end users from executing and configuring Windows Update" now consistently locks end user machine

Remote Desktop

  • Error detail now logged and displayed when native RDP web socket failed
  • Fixed an issue with mouse control during a multi-monitor remote control session

Pulseway 9.2

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March 2023

Key Feature Enhancements

Policy Redesign

Endpoint Policies As part of a larger effort to enable a more dynamic and automated Policy Management experience, we will be making several changes to the existing Policy structure. The new Policy structure will contain three key components:

  • Profiles – these contain the granular settings you want to apply to a Policy.
  • Target Criteria – this enables the use of pre-defined device and platform attributes to automatically apply Policies to devices, as well as allowing explicit device-level assignment.
  • Extensions – this enables a Policy to be modified to deal with device, customer, organization, and other types of exceptions.

The changes will roll out over several releases, starting with the conversion of existing Endpoint Policies into a new Policy and Profile structure.

The following changes will be made in this release:

  • Endpoint Policies will be broken down by its categories of settings into Device Configuration Profiles and Monitoring Profiles.
    • All previous Endpoint Policy settings will be found in these two new Profile types.
    • Endpoint Policies
  • A new Device Configuration Policy and a new Monitoring Policy will be created, which will collectively replace the previous Endpoint Policy.
    Endpoint Policies
  • The Left Navigation will be updated to support the new Policies and Profile configuration areas.
    • A new primary Configuration section will be added and will contain the following entries:
      • Organizations – existing page moved from Server Admin / Configuration
      • Policiesnew Policy configuration page
      • Profilesnew Profile configuration page
      • Teams and Users – existing page moved from Server Admin
      • Security – existing page moved from Server Admin
      • Settings – existing page moved from Server Admin
      • Endpoint Policies primary Configuration
  • The “Server Admin / Configuration / Overview / Endpoint Policy” configuration selection box for each Organization, Site, and Group will be replaced with two new Policy selection boxes and the process for assigning the new Policy types is the same as it was for assigning Endpoint Policies. The two new selections are:
    • Device Configuration Policy
    • Monitoring Policy
  • For each existing Endpoint Policy that was assigned to an Organization, Site, or Group:
    • It will be reconstructed into a unique Device Configuration Policy and Monitoring Policy.
    • The new Policies will be automatically assigned to the same Organizational entity as its source Endpoint Policy.
    • Each of the Policies will contain Profiles with the same settings as its source Endpoint Policy.
      Endpoint Policies

To work with the new Device Configuration and Monitoring Policies

  1. Start by creating Profiles that will contain the settings you wish to apply to various Policies of the same type. For example, only Monitoring Profiles can be assigned to Monitoring Policies.
    Endpoint Policies
  2. Next, create a Policy and assign Profiles to it.
    Endpoint Policies
  3. Finally, assign the Policy directly to an Organization, Site, or Group.
    Endpoint Policies

In subsequent releases, expect the following changes:

  • We will add Targeting and Extensibility capabilities over multiple phases.
  • We will convert the remainder of Policies into the new structure, including Patch Policies, Endpoint Protection Policies, and others.

Workflow Automation Improvements

This release includes several additions to Workflows that greatly enhances the automation capabilities, flexibility and ease of use.

General Automation Engine Enhancements – Introducing features that will extend the power of automation now and in coming releases.

  1. Working Folder– Introduces a system temp folder variable to be used in Workflows.
  2. Execution Engine – Adds the ability to run some newly introduced Workflow Actions as Current User instead of System only. This feature will be extended to more actions in coming releases.

Scheduled Workflows – Workflows can now be executed with time as trigger.

  1. Assign multiple Ad-hoc and Scheduled Workflows to be active concurrently.
  2. Schedule Workflows to run once or recurring on a specific time and day.
  3. Schedule Workflows to run manual at any given time by pressing a Workflow “play” button, similar to the one currently present in Tasks.
  4. Assign Workflows to target Scope, Org or a specific Device.
Change trigger type to Ad-hoc and Scheduled

Image: Change trigger type to Ad-hoc and Scheduled

Eight New Workflows Actions – New System actions to further enhance the automation capabilities in Workflows. Windows only in this first release.

  1. Execute Workflow – Execute any other active Workflow withing a Workflow.
  2. Execute Shell Command - Run a CMD “one liner” as you would in Terminal.
  3. Execute File - Execute a file in a given path in the context of System or Current User.
  4. Close Application – Close a named application if running in the context of System or Current User.
  5. Get URL – Download a file from a specified URL path down to the endpoint temp directory.
  6. Reboot Device - Enables the option to reboot now, set a timer for X minutes or reboot once a specific time and day.
  7. Write Workflow Log – Create custom Workflow System Log entries for reporting and compliance purposes.
  8. Send Message – Send a pop-up Windows message to the current user within a Workflow to inform about current actions in a Workflow.
Available Workflow Actions in System

Image: Available Workflow Actions in System

Remote Control Improvements

Concurrent Multi-Monitor Support – In addition to the ability to work with multiple monitors individually, Remote Control now supports simultaneous viewing and control of all monitors, exactly as they are configured on the target device.

We also added thumbnails of monitors to make it easier to connect to individual monitors or all monitors at once.

Concurrent Multi-Monitor Support
Concurrent Multi-Monitor Support

Chat Support for macOS Remote Control Sessions

Chatting with end users is now possible when using a Mac as a source machine or target machine during an active Remote Control session. This enhancement brings the use of Chat both from a Mac and to a Mac in parity with Windows.

Chat Support for macOS Remote Control Sessions

OS & Software Patch Management

We have introduced a new option within a Patch Policy to schedule a reboot when one is required by the patch process. The addition of this functionality allows you more flexible control over the reboot process. You can now choose to suppress the reboot, reboot immediately, or specify the reboot day of the week and time.

OS & Software Patch Management

The following changes to Patch Management are also included:

  • Software installation scripts now fully support Windows 11.
  • A paid version of Adobe Acrobat is now included with the 3pp Software Catalog. Both Pro and Standard versions are now supported.
  • We added Firefox ESR, the enterprise version of the Firefox browser, to the software catalog.

macOS & Linux Agent Enhancements

Audit support (includes reporting) - Asset Information is now available for both Linux and macOS agents. You can reference the information in the System Details page (aka Device Card) and in asset reports.

Audit support

Support for Custom Fields in Scripting - For both Linux and Mac scripts, you can reference the Output “Names” directly within your script by using the echo command and including the Output variable name. As an example,

  • If we define an Output variable of “SYSTEM_NAME” we can refer to this directly in the script and give it some value: “SYSTEM_NAME=$(hostname)”.
  • Once a value has been set, we can send the output directly to the platform by using an echo command: “echo “System name: $SYSTEM_NAME”.
  • The platform will capture the output within the script history, and it will also process the value of the variable name by updating its associated custom field.
Support for Custom Fields in Scripting
Support for Custom Fields in Scripting

Top processes in Mem & CPU alerts – Linux and macOS agent notifications for Memory and CPU now contain the top processes that were consuming those resources when the alert occurred.

Other Platform & Security Improvements

Password Complexity – With this release, the security of managing user passwords has been improved by arming you with the ability to configure complexity requirements. Configured in Server Admin / Security, once enforced if a user logs into the web application and their password does not meet the configured requirements, they will be prompted to change their password.

Note that for added security, some of the attributes, such as minimum password length, have pre-defined minimum values as determined by our internal security team.

Password Complexity

Pending Reboot Notification added to Monitoring Profiles – From the new Monitoring Status Profile, you can now send a notification when a device requires a reboot.

Pending Reboot Notification added to Monitoring Profiles
Pending Reboot Notification added to Monitoring Profiles
Pending Reboot Notification added to Monitoring Profiles

Mobile Application

Support for Block User Input for iOS – We added the ability to block end-user input (keyboard and mouse) when using Remote Control within the iOS mobile application.

Support for Block User Input for iOS

Approve 2FA from Apple Watch – Users who have the iOS mobile application and an Apple Watch can now approve or decline their 2fa logon requests directly from their Apple Watch.

Additional Platform Improvements

  1. Custom Fields CSV report now includes the Global context
  2. Fixed nonresponding processes don’t trigger alerts.
  3. Fixed device access when assigning endpoint protection policy.
  4. Hide download section for users that don’t have Add System permission.
  5. You can now filter event history based on ransomware detection statuses.
  6. Fixed windows agent update so it includes subfolders.
  7. Fixed Change settings for Ransomware Detection

Pulseway 9.1

January 2023

  • General: New authentication mechanism introduced for agents and clients allowing the authentication to be performed through the WebApp
  • Server: Fixed a rare scope creation issue where an 'invalid item' error message would show up
  • Server: Increased the workflow execution limit for one endpoint from 10 to 25 every 25 minutes
  • Server: Resolved an issue with the Executive report template where rendering it as CSV would fail in some rare conditions
  • Server: Allow to remove the assignee of a Client Portal conversation
  • Server: Client Portal end user invitation email no longer adds a dot after the url which is considered as part of the url by some browsers
  • Server: Endpoint Policies now audit the correct user that has performed changes
  • Server: Tab characters are now replaced with printable format tabs for report templates
  • Server: Support for actionable iOS push notifications
  • Server: ACL correction for the Task Execution History page where users with read-only access wouldn't be able to see any systems in the page despite having access
  • Server: Custom field values with multiple lines are now correctly displayed in the CSV report
  • Remote Control: Corrected the Remote Control auditing user for native remote control sessions
  • Windows Agent: Automatically correct SNMP OID variable syntax (prefix the variable with a dot if it's missing)
  • Windows Agent: Increased the reliability of the AD GPO automatic deployment removal system
  • Windows Agent: Remote Control is now enabled by default for silent installations too
  • Windows Agent: Resolved an issue where Remote Control sessions would not start if the agent requires an HTTP proxy to connect to the RMM server
  • Windows Agent: Enabling AD discovery on a system that is not a member of any AD domain no longer prevents the network discovery from running
  • Windows Agent: Better event log keyword detection mechanism resolving numerous issues with the "Contains keyword" or "Does not contain keyword" filters

Third Party Patching Now Supports 180 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 33 added since the last update:

180 3rd Party Patching Titles

Pulseway 9.0

October 2022

Key Feature Enhancements

Ransomware Detection is a new, optionally licensed add-on which proactively monitors, actively detects, and can reactively stop and kill ransomware activity on managed Windows devices.

With ransomware being one of the most common cyber threats businesses face today, this new protection capability built natively into the Pulseway Agent provides an additional layer of security. By analyzing the behavior of files, our proprietary technology can isolate affected machines from the network while attempting to stop malicious ransomware processes to prevent the ransomware from spreading.

To take advantage of this new feature, simply enable your Ransomware Detection license in the Endpoint Protection module, configure a Ransomware Detection Policy, and either manually apply the policy to one or more supported devices, or apply the Policy to your Organizations, Sites, or Groups. Keep in mind that Organization / Site / Group policies will take precedence over any policy manually applied to an individual device.

NOTE: The previous “Antivirus” module has been renamed to “Endpoint Protection” and now includes Licensing, Configuration, Status, and History for Antivirus and Ransomware Detection.

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ransomware detection history
ransomware detection security

The Pulseway mobile application also supports operational management of Ransomware Detection.

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revert isolate network

We have improved the PSA integrations for both Autotask PSA and ConnectWise Manage. The changes include several enhancements to increase efficiency through change automation:

  • We now have bi-directional change management between RMM notifications and PSA tickets
    • When a notification changes in the RMM, if it was already associated with a PSA ticket, the ticket will be updated automatically with information about the change.
    • New improvements to Automation Workflows allow more comprehensive management of changes.
  • We have introduced the ability to map RMM devices and PSA configuration items
    • Devices can be optionally mapped to existing PSA configuration items, or the mapping can be configured to create a new PSA configuration item that will automatically be associated (mapped) with the RMM device.
    • Mapped devices will automatically be linked to PSA tickets that are associated with RMM notifications for the given device.
      psa map systems
    • We have added NEW PSA ticket management capabilities to RMM Automation Workflows for customized process automation
      • New Trigger
        • PSA Ticket has closed – will trigger when a PSA Ticket that is associated with an RMM object (device or notification) has closed in the PSA.
          PSA Ticket has closed
      • New Conditions
        • PSA Ticket has been created – provides true/false validation logic to determine if a PSA Ticket was already created for the selected Trigger type.
        • PSA Ticket has been opened for the same alert within “x” hours – this is useful when a new RMM notification is triggered but you want to validate whether there is still an open PSA ticket for a previous RMM notification of the same type, within a configurable timeframe. Using this option allows you to build workflows that update previously opened PSA tickets.
          PSA New Conditions
      • New Actions – the actions will show PSA vendor-specific attributes (ie. Queue, Priority, Status, etc) when a PSA integration is active. When no integration is active, the vendor-specific attributes will not be available within these actions.
        • Create Ticket – Allows creation of a new PSA ticket.
          PSA New Actions
        • Update Ticket – Allows updating of an existing PSA ticket.
          PSA New Action Update Ticket
    • We have updated the notification pages to provide a contextual deep link for easy navigation to the associated PSA Ticket
      associated PSA Ticket

Several product areas have been updated to allow System Details to be accessed without requiring a user to specifically navigate to the All Systems page where this functionality currently resides. This will improve the time it takes technicians to perform workflows where there is a need to work with System Details for one or more devices.

  • New “Pin” icon in the tool bar and available throughout the product. This feature enables pinned devices to be easily recalled anywhere in the product. Just click the pin icon and you will have instant access to your pinned systems without being redirected to another page.
    Pin icon
  • Enhanced Quick Search allowing direct, inline access to System Details when selecting a device.
    Enhanced Quick Search
  • Network Topology has been enhanced to show System Details inline when working with individual devices – gone is the need to be redirected to the All Systems page!
    Network Topology

Additional Platform Improvements

Support for modern authentication (using OAuth 2.0) has been introduced for customers utilizing an Office 365 mailbox for email notifications. This is in response to Microsoft's lifecycle announcement, in which they indicate that they will begin deprecating Basic Authentication.

OAuth 2.0 for Microsoft O365

When using the Basic/Legacy Authentication, the application sends a username and password with every request, and the Exchange service account is granted access to relevant mailboxes using the Application Impersonation role. With Modern Authentication, full access to all mailboxes permission is granted to the RMM application as part of the consent flow. Modern Authentication is based on the OAuth 2.0 protocol which is a token-based authentication and this design ensures that your global administrator credentials are never stored in RMM for mail parsing.

With token-based authentication, users would enter their username and password to get a token. This token provides access to the resource for a specific time period. The token is auto-renewed as long as the credentials entered in the parser settings are still valid.

Please refer to this KB article for more detailed information and configuration guidance.

Pulseway 8.50

July 2022

Key Feature Enhancements

New Topology Map - We've introduced a ground-up rebuild of the Topology Map, to provide you with improved visual control and management which will result in better overall visibility. 

Some of the new customization capabilities include the ability to change device types, create custom devices and logical groupings, and rearrange network relationships. 

In addition, we’ve added the ability to send SSH Commands to supported network devices directly from the Topology Map, and the network device configurations support the direct assignment of newly added SNMP Profiles. 

New Topology Map

SNMP Profiles – SNMP monitoring can now be configured centrally, using the new SNMP Profiles. An SNMP Profile is simply a container of relevant SNMP Variables and alert criteria that pertain to a specific type of device, which is then easily applied to the related network devices. 

Included in SNMP Profiles is the ability to configure intelligent, conditional alerts. 

SNMP Profiles

Workflow Integration for SNMP Alerts - Workflows will now support triggers based on SNMP Alerts. When a device triggers an alert, a workflow can now capture the alert, evaluate additional SNMP Variable values, and execute user defined SSH commands to the device or any other workflow actions. 

Workflow Integration for SNMP Alerts

Systems Quick Search - Users can now find systems from anywhere in the product by searching for the System Name or Logged In User.

In addition to quickly providing a list of relevant machines based on the search criteria, the quick search component will remember recent systems and will also provide direct, contextual navigation functions like bringing a user to the System Details page or the new Advanced Search page.

Systems Quick Search

Systems Advanced Search – In addition to the Quick Search feature, we have introduced a brand new, more detailed and functional Advanced Search page to help users quickly find systems. The new page also provides configurable columns to provide instant visibility of certain data fields. 

The new table allows users to customize columns and filters and save the configuration as “Views”. Views can be kept private, made public, or shared with fellow Team members. 

Systems Advanced Search

Remote Control Private Desktop Sessions – Introducing support for Windows Private Remote Desktop Sessions. Private Sessions allow you to establish a remote desktop session without sharing the session of an existing user.

This feature has two options available, both of which establish a single Remote Desktop Session with a target Windows Agent, but using different methods with unique functionality:

  1. Launch a new Pulseway RDP Session – this option is provided using proprietary Pulseway technology, which includes the Pulseway target Agent, the Remote Control Client Application and User Experience, and the end-to-end, encrypted communication channel.
  2. Launch a new Session using the Microsoft RDP Client – this option leverages the native MS RDP Client to provide the Private Remote Desktop Session. It works by the Web App instantiating the native Microsoft RDP Client on the source machine, and securely tunneling the communication between the source machine and target Windows Agent by leveraging the Pulseway Agent’s end-to-end encrypted, communication channel. The immediate benefits are that this is an alternative option for connecting to Windows Agents, and also supports native MS RDP functions immediately, like the ability to Remotely Print.

Remote Control UI and UX Improvements

  • UI Modernization - We moved the Remote Control application File menu to a new Tool Bar
    UI Modernization
  • Categorization of Remote Control connection types and methods - As we add new features like the new Private Desktop options, we will continue to improve the user experience where we can. For this release, we have categorized Remote Control to help technicians quickly choose the best method of connecting to a target machine, depending on the circumstance.
    Categorization of Remote Control connection types and methods

Additional Platform Improvements

Endpoint Policies – In continuation of our efforts to centralize the functionality of the Pulseway Manager for more effective Policy-based management of Systems, you can now configure Windows Performance Counter Monitoring and Alerting from within Endpoint Policies.

Not only does this change centralize the management of Windows Performance Counter monitoring, but the configuration for alerts supports multiple alert conditions per counter, which provides you with an ability to generate alerts with different priorities, based on different threshold conditions.

Endpoint Policies
Endpoint Policies

Centralized Autotask PSA Integration – This release centralizes the configuration of the integration, which moves the management and integration communication from individually configured Agents to the Pulseway Platform. In addition, Pulseway Organizations, Sites, and Groups can be mapped to Autotask Companies and Queues. Finally, the newly designed integration now supports ticket creation for offline notifications.

Centralized Autotask PSA Integration

Ad-hoc 3pp Application Installation and Patch Policy Management – We added a new Patch Management section to the System Details page with the ability to dynamically install third-party applications from our 3pp Catalog even if the target system is not aligned with a Patch Policy.

In addition, this new feature supports the assignment, change, and removal of Patch Policies as well as an ability to dynamically run the assigned Patch Policy for a selected System.

  • Note that although this feature is currently only available within the Pulseway Mobile App, it will be available in the Web App upon completion of the newly designed System Details page, which is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Audit – We have updated our engine to collect more information about hardware, security (AV), status, users, and network information. We’ve also introduced new data fields called “System Fields” that will be updated on a more real-time frequency than standard Audit fields.

Some new data will be available in the new Advanced Search page (e.g. logged in users) and will be added to existing Reports such as the updated Executive Report. However, much of the data has been added as a foundation to be made available once we release our upcoming rebuilt System Details page, and once we update our Reporting Engine.

Custom Field Enhancements – Custom Fields are no longer limited to Systems and Global only. With this release, we’ve expanded the assignment of Custom Fields to include Organization, Site, and Group contexts.

Context is assigned during the creation of a Custom Field. Systems automatically inherit parent values unless and until the value is overwritten at the system level.

For System Automation, the evaluation of Custom Field values occurs from the “bottom, up”. Meaning, if a System has a Custom Field of “A” and its Organization has the same Custom Field set to a value of “B”, automation will evaluate the value at the System level.

One of the key benefits of this extension is not only the ability to assign data points and values at all the levels of System containerization, but also the ability to have values change at any level automatically as part of Workflows.

Custom Field Enhancements
Custom Field Enhancements

Invite Team Members – Instead of manually creating accounts, you can now also provide the email addresses of target users and assign them to a specific Team. The users will receive an email with a secure link which can be used for them to self-register with the product.

Invite Team Members

Pulseway 8.11.2

April 2022

macOS and Linux Agent Settings can now be centrally managed with Endpoint Policies. Additionally, we made an enhancement to the Endpoint Policy UI that allows you to quickly identify the supported features based on a specific Agent Operating System.

macOS and Linux Agent Settings

With Automation Workflows, you can now run scripts for both macOS and Linux Agents. In addition, Workflows now include several macOS and Linux Notifications, allowing you to create advanced automated processes for these supported Agent Operating Systems.

  • macOS Notifications
    • Website not available
    • Slow ping responses
    • Low HDD space
  • Linux Notifications
    • Website not available
    • Slow ping responses
    • Low HDD space
    • Service stopped
    • Port closed
    • User login

Apple M1 - Our macOS Agent now runs natively on supported macOS versions that are installed on hardware that uses the Apple M1 chip.

macOS Agents now include support for our recently released ‘Disable Remote Control’ feature. With this feature, you can now extend the ability for macOS end-users to disable remote control from the Agent system tray context menu. 

Automation! With this release, you can now create and run Bash Scripts for macOS and we’ve also included support for Tasks.

Additional macOS  Improvements

Within the System Details screen, you can now view ALL Linux services regardless of whether they are monitored or not.

Linux Agents now include Proxy support for Agent registration.

  • Fixed an issue with Terminal crashing on Linux Agents

Pulseway 8.11

March 2022
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You can now discover computers from Active Directory through the Discovery & Deployment probes if they are a domain member. Additionally, you can now deploy the Pulseway Windows Agent through Group Policy Objects for all domain-joined computers or for just a selection of Organizational Units. This will automatically enrol newly added computers in Active Directory to Pulseway and place them in the correct Agent Group which in turn will apply the endpoint monitoring policies, optionally install an antivirus product, and start managing operating system and 3rd party patches too.

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Bring IT Documentation in your daily workflow through the IT Glue integration. Within the system details screen you can now access asset information, related documents, and related passwords for the matching IT Glue configuration.

IT Glue Details
iOS app showing the IT Glue Integration
iOS app showing the IT Glue Integration
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Remotely login into monitored systems through the Pulseway ecosystem without disclosing credentials to people in front of the computer. This feature can be enabled from endpoint policies or locally on each system.

Remote Login for Windows
Remote Login for Windows
Remote Login for Windows

Within an endpoint policy, once you enable the system tray icon for end-users, you can now also enable the option to locally disable remote control on each system from within the system tray context menu.

Allow End-Users to Disable Remote Control
Allow End-Users to Disable Remote Control

We have added a mechanism in Remote Control to capture and measure various performance statistics to help you understand the performance of a session, and to help us continue to improve performance of the product.

Much of the work is done behind the scenes, but you'll find a new menu setting in Remote Control called “Show Session Health” which, if enabled, displays a visual indication of session RTT (Round Trip Time).

In addition, we have also added a menu setting called “Send Report” which allows you to provide us quickly and easily with feedback of your session, which will automatically include the performance statistics.

Remote Control Performance Metrics

As part of our ongoing effort to modernize and standardize the UI, the Patch Management History page has been redesigned.

UI Update
  • Custom Fields CSV Report Template now renders custom field values as columns rather than having each value on a separate row
  • Fixed an issue with the mobile app not rendering certain modal dialogs on iPads running iOS 12
  • Fixed an issue where the exported CSV document would contain data in an incorrect format

Pulseway 8.10.1

March 2022
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With the latest update to Endpoint Policies, you can configure Windows Processes directly in the Web Application using the NEW Processes category.

Configure processes through Endpoint Policies

  • Fixed an issue where a Script execution output would not be fully visible
  • Updated Devices in Network Monitoring to enable the selection of Mac Addresses
  • Fixed an issue where the Remote Desktop installer links would not be visible for some operating systems
  • Improved performance when evaluating System Scopes

Pulseway 8.10

February 2022
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The latest update for the All Systems page is packed with new features focused on productivity and user experience.


Multi-tab support for Systems
With the new support for tabs you can easily switch back and forth different views and effortlessly multitask between systems.


Create shortcuts for your Favorite actions
You can now pin your most used modules and create shortcuts to further enhance your productivity.


Updated Search Experience & General User Interface
Continuing our efforts to deliver a simple and intuitive user interface, we have redesigned our search experience and modernized the overall look and feel of the All Systems page.

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Further user interface improvements to four additional pages:


Patch Management Policies Page
Patch Management Policies


Antivirus Policies Page
Antivirus Policies


Antivirus History Page
Antivirus History


Account Overview Page
Account Overview

  • Removed unnecessary required fields for Email Account Settings
  • Fixed an issue where the copy functionality would not work in the Two Factor Authentication page
  • Fixed an issue in the device access filter for Account Devices

Pulseway 8.9.1

November 2021
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Search, filter and quickly find network devices with the new Device List

Network Device List

  • Bugfixes in the left navigation menu
  • Fix an issue when deleting Systems
  • Fixed an issue where the Bitdefender antivirus would sometimes remain stuck on Uninstalling
  • Updated Whitelisted IP checks for Rest APIs

Pulseway 8.9

January 2022
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Windows Service Monitoring can now be configured directly in the Web Application, within Endpoint Policies, accessible using the NEW Monitored Service category. In addition, a new Monitored Services section has been added to the Services feature page when working with an online System, providing a distinction of general Service information and those Services being actively monitored.

Configure services through Endpoint Policies
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Bitdefender integration has been enhanced to support automatic deployment and uninstallation using Antivirus Policies. Deployment configurations for Bitdefender can be created and managed from Server Admin / Configuration when defining an Antivirus Policy for an Organization, Site, or Group.

Applying this type of Antivirus Policy will deploy Bitdefender on supported Systems within the given Org structure where the policy is applied, join the Systems to the selected Bitdefender company, and install the selected Bitdefender modules.

Installation is automated for both existing Systems and newly provisioned Systems.

NOTE:

  • Changes to a previously configured Policy will be applied to newly provisioned Systems only
  • Removal of the Bitdefender Antivirus Policy will result in immediate uninstallation of Bitdefender from existing Systems

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Scopes have been enhanced to include the use of Custom Fields, which supports multiple Rules with the ability to match Any or All rules, the addition of Organizations and Sites to the Context selection, and Network Device has been added as a new System Type.

System Scopes Filter By System Type
System Scopes Filter By Custom Fields and Context
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We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 28 added since the last update:

175 3rd Party Patching Titles

  • Monitoring and Management of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and higher is now supported
  • Alligned the user session status messages to match the ones used by the Windows operating system

Pulseway 8.8.10

November 2021
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Search, filter and quickly find network devices with the new Device List

Network Device List

  • Bugfixes in the left navigation menu
  • Fix an issue when deleting Systems
  • Fixed an issue where the Bitdefender antivirus would sometimes remain stuck on Uninstalling
  • Updated Whitelisted IP checks for Rest APIs

Pulseway 8.8.9

October 2021
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With the 8.8.9 Linux Agent, you can now install Pulseway on ARM64-based devices (Raspberry Pi 3 and 4).

Pulseway running on Raspberry Pi 4
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You can now view asset info and installed applications for offline Windows systems showing last known information.

Offline Applications and Asset Info
Offline Applications and Asset Info Mobile

  • Bugfixes to Last Seen Online column sorting in Manage Systems

Pulseway 8.8.8

October 2021
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Further protect your instance by restricting access to the Web Application and Rest API to specific IP addresses. Teams and users with dynamic IPs can be configured to bypass IP restrictions if they have two factor authentication enabled.

Whitelisted IPs
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Continuing our commitment to providing a secure environment, accounts with access to critical areas such as editing scripts and distributing custom titles, are now required to enable two factor authentication.

Enable 2FA

  • Systems in End User Accounts are now filtered by the selected customer/organization
  • Bitdefender licensing fixes for installing the EDR module
  • UI fixes in the system details page
  • Bugfix for the Executive CSV report template not rendering in some rare cases

Pulseway 8.8.5

September 2021
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Deploy BitDefender antivirus to your endpoints with just the level of protection you need, all with one click. Additional in-app support for Bitdefender Endpoint Detection and Full Disk Encryption further strengthens your security.

Deploy BitDefender
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We've greatly reduced the amount of time required to start remote control sessions from the WebApp allowing you to get to the endpoints without delay.

Remote Control Connecting
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The latest version of the remote control app, no longer requires elevation when it's launched in a directory where the local user has full access to.

New installations will also be placed in the Application Data folder by default for the current user, eliminating the need of elevation.

Pulseway 8.8.3

September 2021
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We have redesigned the Group Policies page to make it easier for you to exploit the full power of Pulseway policies. With a simplified design and the addition of an integrated search functionality, you can find any group policy setting with just a few clicks.

Create Policy
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Simplify the way you manage scripts with the addition of search and move.

Move Script

Pulseway 8.7.4

July 2021
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Pulseway Client Portal now includes a built-in chat function that allows the end user to communicate directly with a technician. This can be started automatically as a step in a troubleshooter, or you can give users the option to start it directly themselves. A summary of the chat is recorded and can be sent to the technician.

Remote Control for macOS

Start patching systems as they get added to Pulseway using the new Run Assigned Patch Policy action, now available for the System Registered workflow trigger.

Introducing Adaptive FPS to deliver the optimum resolution for the current network connection, resulting in an enhanced user experience.

Pulseway 8.7.3

July 2021
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We have made it easier to quickly get the EDR protection you need by making it possible to trial, purchase and provision Bitdefender AV, including EDR, from within the Pulseway RMM. Users can set up a free trial from the AntiVirus section of the WebApp, then purchase directly from the billing section. The new license can than be provisioned directly from the WebApp as well.

We have launched an improved Remote Control engine for macOS WebApp component that delivers speed and performance enhancements. The latest release also introduces support for monitor selection.

Remote Control for macOS

Pulseway 8.7.2

June 2021
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You can now trigger workflow executions from Performance Counter notifications and evaluate Name, Category and Instance in conditions to build even more customisable workflows for your IT processes.

Performance Counter Trigger

Pulseway 8.7.1

May 2021
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Trigger workflow executions from Event Logs notifications and evaluate Event Id, Level, Message, Name, Source and Filter Title in conditions.

Event Log Trigger

Pulseway 8.7

May 2021
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Interactive, conditional troubleshooters can be used to ask questions, provide answers, and run self remediation scripts and tasks based on user input. Pulseway Client Portal can be used to standardize IT processes, empower end-users and reduce the workload on your support team.

Client Portal Configuration
Client Portal In Action

Pulseway 8.6.9

April 2021

Improved Remote Control Engine

We've launched an improved Remote Control engine that delivers 3x performance improvements on Windows and also introduces clipboard file transfer. We're working on bringing the same significant improvements for macOS in the near future.

Remote Control File Transfer

Third Party Patching Now Supports 147 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 14 added since the last update:

137 3rd Party Patching Titles

Pulseway 8.6.7

April 2021

Enhanced Network Monitoring

We've enhanced the Discovery & Deployment engine to support much faster discovery scans and enhanced analysis during deployment, to show more information should there be any connectivity issues. Network Monitoring now has better detection of network devices through Nmap and support for the network definition, giving more control over the discovery settings.

Network Monitoring

Pulseway 8.6.6

March 2021

Optional Windows Updates are now supported

Pulseway now supports installing Windows Updates from Microsoft's optional distribution channel which is commonly used for Windows Feature Updates.

Optional Updates

Pulseway 8.6.5

March 2021

Enabling Remote Control from macOS

With the latest update to Pulseway's Remote Control solution, you can now directly control systems from the Web App, on your macOS.

This enhancement gives you the complete freedom, to take control of any Windows or macOS systems, from absolutely any device (macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android).

macOS Remote Control Session

Introducing support for installing Windows Feature Updates

Keep your systems secure by installing the latest Windows Feature Updates through Pulseway.

These updates will show up just like any other Windows updates allowing you to install them through Patch Management, through a group command or on each system at a time.

iOS app showing feature update
Windows feature updates notification

Introducing iOS widgets

We've introduced our popular Web App Dashboard to your favorite device. Get an instant overview of all your critical systems straight from the home page of your iOS device. Customize the views and widgets, and see in real-time, the data that is important to you. Android update is coming soon.

Mobile App Widgets

Pulseway 8.6.4

February 2021

3rd Party Software Policy Rules Redesign

Managing 3rd party software policy rules has never been easier.

Save time installing, updating and uninstalling over 130 applications with our new intuitive design.

Third party patching

Pulseway 8.6.3

February 2021

Automation Workflows 2.0

Build faster, more intuitive workflows with the newly redesigned user interface and copy-paste support for actions and conditions.

Network Device Port Monitoring

Pulseway 8.6.2

February 2021

Siri Shortcuts

Pulseway is now the world's first voice-controlled RMM. Ask Siri to run patch policies, reboot systems, control the maintenance mode and more.

Get started by opening the Pulseway app and find Siri Shortcuts under the Settings tab.

Network Device Port Monitoring

Web Dashboard Public Links

Share web dashboards with coworkers or clients so they can stay on top of their IT environment. It's now easier than ever to put dashboards on a TV that's always on, enable public access for your dashboard and open the link on any browser.

While in full screen mode you can now switch from one dashboard to another or have them switch automatically on an interval.

Introducing Web Dashboards

Third Party Patching Now Supports 133 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 11 added since the last update:

133 3rd Party Patching Titles

Pulseway 8.6

December 2020

Introducing Web Dashboards

With the introduction of Web Dashboards, you now have a complete hawk-eye overview from the Pulseway Web App. Customize your views and widgets, to see the customers or systems you care about in real-time and the Web Dashboard does not stop at read-only data, you can drill down on the information to get further insight and take appropriate action if required. You can build and save as many Dashboard views as you like, and you'll have the ability to go full screen so that you can pin your saved views in full screen on your monitor.

Introducing Web Dashboards

Pulseway 8.5

October 2020

Introducing Network Monitoring

Pulseway’s Network Monitoring gives you total visibility across your network. With automatic discovery and diagramming, managing the network becomes simple, intuitive and efficient.

  • Seamless integration with the Pulseway RMM platform
  • Automatic device discovery to ensure total coverage
  • Visualize your network with an intuitive topology map
  • Be visually alerted to device status on color-coded topology map
  • Automate alerting and remediation with workflow automation
  • Remote control into devices to troubleshoot from anywhere
  • Automatically discover newly added devices to protect your network

Topology map:

Topology Map

View network devices from anywhere:

WebApp Network Device Details
iOS Network Device Details
Android Network Device Details

Monitor availability, ports and SNMP variables:

Network Device Port Monitoring
Network Device SNMP Monitoring

Take control with SSH:

SSH Terminal

Third Party Patching Now Supports 122 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 9 added since the last update:

  • .NET Core ASP Runtime
  • .NET Core Runtime
  • .NET Core SDK
  • 8x8
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Docker Desktop
  • HxD
  • Opera
  • Rufus
122 3rd Party Patching Titles

Pulseway 8.4.1

September 2020

Custom Fields Reports

You can now create custom field reports using the custom fields template and also include selected system custom fields in the existing asset reports.

Custom Fields Reports Templates
Custom Fields Reports

Custom Fields Editing

You can now edit custom field values from the system details on the webapp and on the mobile apps.

Custom Fields Editing
Custom Fields Editing Value

Pulseway 8.4

September 2020

Remote Control for macOS

Pulseway Remote Control now covers both Windows and macOS offering customers an all-in-one remote monitoring and management solution.

Remote Control for macOS

Extend Your RMM With Custom Fields

Custom fields allow you extend RMM functionality with data fields that matter to you. You can use custom fields to collect information from systems that later on will determine the execution flow of automation workflows or you can use them to store the state of your self-remediation strategy. You can use a system-scoped custom field to store the OS release number and then use an automation script that based on the release number it will download and install the appropriate feature update. A global-scoped custom field will have only one value on the entire Pulseway instance and would come in handy should you want to have a workflow send an email should multiple systems go offline in a short period of time.

Custom Fields Custom Fields

Automation Workflows Tokens

Drop placeholder tokens into the Send Email automation workflow action that will be replaced with the system name, agent group, organization, notification details and more.

Backup Job Details

Third Party Patching Now Supports 113 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 5 added since the last update:

  • Atom (portable)
  • SourceTree
  • Jabra Direct
  • Tortoise Git
  • Greenshot
3rd Party Patch Management Titles

Pulseway 8.3.1

August 2020

Ticketing Webapp Integration

To further our integration with Pulseway PSA, in addition to your Mobile Apps you can now access your service desk from the Pulseway Webapp. Improve the efficiency and productivity of your technicians by allowing them to view, edit and create tickets with just a few clicks. This allows tickets to be updated in real time, without having to switch platforms, saving you time and making you more efficient.

Webapp Ticketing Workflows

Cloud Backup Improvements

Get a detailed view of your Backup Job history with our re-designed Backup Details page.

Backup Job Details

Third Party Patching Now Supports 108 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 5 added since the last update – these include ShareX, Amazon Coretto, LogMeIn Client, Process Hacker and WinMerge.

3rd Party Patch Management Titles

Pulseway 8.3

July 2020

Introducing Ticketing inside Pulseway RMM

To further our integration with Pulseway PSA, you can now access your service desk from any mobile device via Pulseway mobile apps. Improve the efficiency and productivity of your technicians by allowing them to view, edit and create tickets with just a few taps wherever they are. This allows tickets to be updated in real time, without having to switch platforms, saving you time and making you more efficient. In the second stage of this, we will be rolling out ticketing to the Web App and adding integrations to Zendesk.

Automation Workflows Automation Workflows

More Customization for Automation with Variables

To further give you more depth and options, you can enhance your automation by utilizing inputs and outputs from your scripts to use as custom field values in the workflow. This gives you more control as you can use variables gathered from outside the tool to dynamically control auto-remediation execution paths.

iPad Split View

Third Party Patching Now Supports 102 Titles

We continue to add new titles to the 3rd Party Patch Management application catalog, with 18 added since the last update – these include InkScape, CutePDF Writer, Splashtop and VMware Tools.

3rd Party Patch Management Titles

Pulseway 8.2

June 2020

Enhance Your Automation with Custom Fields

After the release of Automation Workflows, our auto-remediate engine, we are excited to introduce Custom Fields, which allows you to use custom fields in your workflow condition rules to create more robust execution paths. On top of that, you can update custom field values with the new Change Custom Field Value action.

Automation Workflows

iPad Multitasking (Split-View)

You can now use two apps at the same time, for example, you can view your Pulseway systems while writing an email to your colleague.

iPad Split View

86 3rd Party Patch Management Titles

Microsoft Edge, GIMP and 9 more titles have joined the officially supported 3rd party application catalog.

3rd Party Patch Management Titles

Pulseway 8.1

May 2020

Central Tag Management

Introducing an all-new way of managing tags with our latest list design, giving you a complete central overview of all your tags, and allowing you to easily manage them. See all the machines associated with a tag, and effortlessly add new systems using the intuitive search option.

Tags Redesigned

Automation: End Workflows Step

You can now stop a workflow at any stage using the 'End Workflow' step. This action will also allow you to determine the outcome of the workflow by selecting 'Success' or 'Fail'.

New Workflow Action

Pulseway 8.0

April 2020

Introducing Automation Workflows

Introducing the full release of Automation Workflows, which brings auto-remediation to your Pulseway platform. Workflows are an extension of notifications that will automatically perform remediation actions based on steps that are defined and customized by you. With an intuitive workflow builder, your resolution process can be as comprehensive as you need, so that you can cover all scenarios and outcomes.

Automation Workflows

Centralizing Patch Management and Antivirus Policies

In addition to Endpoint Policies, centrally apply your patching and antivirus policies to your Organizations, Sites or Agent Groups, allowing newly enrolled endpoints to automatically assign configured policies without manual intervention.

Addon Policies

75 Third-Party Patching Titles and Growing

Our third-party patching catalog continues to grow, with the addition of Microsoft Office 2019 Professional suite of applications and WeChat, brings the total to 75 out of the box supported titles. In addition to these titles, you can also use our custom titles module to patch unique applications that are specific to your business.

Addon Policies

Pulseway 7.5

February 2020

Brand New Automation Workflow Preview 1

Pulseway releases the Preview 1 of the brand new Automation Engine. The release will combine workflow auto-remediation technology with the simplicity and ease-of-use of Pulseway. In Preview 1, users will have the ability to create workflows and set up triggers for high usage of CPU to get a sneak peek at how the final release will look like at the end of March.

Brand New Automation Workflow Preview 1

Support for Custom Third Party Titles Patching

With the new addition of Custom Third Party Software Titles Patching, internal IT departments and MSPs can now customize their security and patching practices by adding unique software titles that are applicable to their own IT environments. Pulseway users can simply add a URL to the application installer of their custom title and add some rule definitions, and the third party application will be added to the list for patching automation.

Support for Custom Third Party Titles Patching

Introducing Pulseway MSP Toolkit 2.0

MSP Toolkit 2.0 gives instant access to a huge library of tools, templates and information, training guides on Google Ads and other digital channels and real-time self assessment tools that will evaluate an MSP service offering and pricing strategy compared to their local competitors. In addition Pulseway partnered with industry experts like TruMethods’ Gary Pica deliver unique training material for all Pulseway partners. The new Toolkit comes at no extra cost and is available to all Pulsew ay MSP customers.

Pulseway MSP Toolkit 2.0 will include:

  • Expert Training Videos
  • MSP Assessment Platform
  • Pre-built Email Templates
  • White-Labeled Service Brochures
  • Design Studio
  • Pricing Guides
  • Modern Marketing Training
  • Sales Training
Introducing Pulseway MSP Toolkit 2.0

Editing Scopes from your Pulseway Android App

Android users can now edit scopes straight from their mobile phones with the latest version of Pulseway Android App.

Editing Scopes from your Pulseway Android App

Pulseway 7.0

December 2019

Introducing the All-New, Integrated Cloud Backup

Pulseway Cloud Backup features seamless backup support for workstations and servers and offers control from both a web-based console and from iOS and Android mobile applications.

Pulseway Cloud Backup delivers a clean and easy-to-use interface that allows users to check backup statuses, calculate backup health score, schedule backup jobs, and recover data for physical and virtual servers, workstations and documents. This new feature helps organizations ensure that their data is always protected.

New hardware sensors and GPU monitoring

Support for New Hardware Sensors and GPU

We've added support for new motherboard chipsets, new AMD processors and AMD / NVIDIA Graphics Card monitoring.

New hardware sensors and GPU monitoring

Pulseway 6.7.2

November 2019

Multi-Monitor Support for Mobile Remote Control

To follow up on the feedback on the Mobile Remote Control launch, we have now added support for Multi-Monitor selection for both iOS and Android apps. Seamlessly switch between screens while controlling the machine from your mobile device.

Multi-Monitor Support for Mobile Remote Control

Pulseway 6.7

November 2019

Mobile Remote Control for the Mobile Apps (iOS and Android)

Introducing the brand new Mobile Remote Control built directly into the mobile app. Thanks to the new release, Pulseway customers can now access files and applications, and help users and control remote systems as if they were sitting right in front of it from anywhere at any time.

Pulseway Mobile Remote Control enables a simple, reliable, and fluid remote access to any monitored systems for unattended support. Built using a proprietary protocol optimized for best performance, it allows the user to control any user session on the computer. No need to open ports to access the systems, Pulseway handles the communication for its users while keeping all the traffic encrypted end-to-end. The new feature can be accessed through the built-in Remote Control feature in the Computer Details section.

Remote Control on mobile apps image

New 3rd Party Software Titles Added

We've added the following new software titles to our 3rd party patch management catalog:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Backup and Sync
  • Malwarebytes
  • OpenVPN
  • TreeSize Free
  • Zoom

Pulseway 6.6

October 2019

Enforce 2FA for All User Accounts

Following up on the 2FA update last month you can now secure your Pulseway instance by enforcing two factor authentication for all user accounts. You can enable the setting from the WebApp on the Server Admin -> Settings page under the Security tab.

You can also reduce the number of two factor authentication prompts for the Remote Control app (desktop app update pending).

Finally, we've added support for restricting access to the Pulseway Dashboard and Pulseway Remote Control apps if a user account doesn't have two factor authentication enabled.

Enforce 2FA setup image

Remote Control (Beta) Is Now Available for the Mobile Apps (iOS and Android)

You can now remote in and take control of any user session straight from the app. Android app is going to be released soon.

Remote Control for iOS

New 3rd Party Software Titles Added

We've added the following new software titles to our 3rd party patch management catalog:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Business (all apps)
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - Access
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - Excel
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - OneNote
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - Outlook
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - Publisher
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business - Word
  • Microsoft Teams
  • 7-zip (64-bit)
  • Evernote
  • FileZilla
  • LibreOffice
  • Skype for Business
  • Slack
  • Skype
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Git
  • OpenOffice
  • Visual Studio Code
  • GoToMeeting
  • Foxit Reader
  • Citrix Workspace 19
  • AdoptJDK
  • AdoptJRE

Pulseway 6.5

August 2019

Introducing a New Enhanced Version of Two-factor Authentication

We have introduced the newly enhanced 2FA. Two factor authentication (2FA) is an additional security layer that will require an additional step to access your account or perform certain operations.

You can opt to receive Push notifications on your mobile apps to approve authentication requests or use a TOTP app (Time-based One-Time Passcode) like Google Authenticator, Authy or 1Password.

We also generate a few backup codes which you can keep safe in the event where you don't have access to your mobile devices and you need to access your account. These codes can only be used once.

Learn how to get started with 2FA here.

Pulseway 6.4

July 2019

Remote Desktop User Chat

We've added live chat to Remote Desktop so you can collaborate with the person sitting in front of the remote computer. Chat can be initiated by the Pulseway operator or the person who's computer is remotely controlled.

Learn how to get started with User Chat here.

The Android Application Now Supports German

The application will now automatically switch to German if your phone's language is set to German.

Pulseway 6.3.3

June 2019

Export Reports in CSV Format

To improve the reporting functionality within Pulseway, we've added support for generating Pulseway reports into the CSV (Comma Separated Values) format. This lets you export metrics into a machine-readable format allowing you to build custom visualizations and report layouts using tools like Microsoft Excel.

Additional 3 Party Patching Titles

The following titles have been added with this release: 7-zip (64-bit), Evernote, FileZilla, LibreOffice and Skype for Business. For the full list of titles supported click here.

Pulseway 6.3.2

May 2019

Remote Desktop File Transfer

You can now send and receive files from both the source and the destination computer. It's as simple as selecting a file and clicking on the arrow on the top of the dialogue to initiate the transfer.

The newly added File Transfer feature can be accessed from the main menu of the remote desktop session window. In order to establish a remote desktop session, you can either use the Pulseway Dashboard or Pulseway Remote Desktop application.

Additional 3rd Party Titles

We are continuing to add more and more titles for our 3rd Party Management engine. This release includes the following titles:

Java JDK 8 - update 201 (32 bit), Java JDK 8 - update 201 (64 bit), Putty (32 bit), Putty (64 bit), Skype, WinRar (32 bit), WinRar (64 bit), Git, PDFCreator, CCleaner

System Scopes Access Changes

We have tightened the access to system scopes and team members will only be able to see the scopes where their team has access to all the systems in that scope. Administrators will continue to have unrestricted access across all system scopes and Pulseway features while user-defined teams will see just the scopes that are relevant to their current access level. Additionally, users who are not on the Administrators team will no longer have the ability to create or modify system scopes.

Automation Tasks and Scheduled Reports Changes

Tasks and reports visibility has also changed to show the entries that are configured using system scopes that the user’s team has access to. In addition to the scope check, we’ve also introduced a “Run as Team” setting for scheduled tasks and reports that will allow you to specify a team which will be used as an additional filter on top of the system scopes. Basically, “Run as Team” setting will allow scheduled tasks and reports to run only on the systems accessible to that team.

Automation tasks executions will filter out the systems that the currently logged user’s team doesn’t have access to. On the other hand, generated reports will only be shown to the team members of the user who ran the report and the administrators.

Pulseway 6.3

April 2019

Introducing 3rd Party Patch Management

We have been listening and are thrilled to announce the introduction of our 3rd Party Patch Management module, which is designed to keep software up to date by plugging the vulnerabilities as soon as fixes are released. It has been designed with simplicity in mind and blends with our OS patch management module to ensure that your systems are patched and kept up to date.

Deploy commonly used software such as Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java Runtime Environment and more and we will make sure they stay up to date. Want to remove a piece of software? Just select the product name and mark it to be uninstalled and you’re done.

To get started, select some 3rd party software titles to be deployed, updated or uninstalled then configure the schedule on which patching will run and you’re ready to go.

And at the end of the month, generate patch report to see your patch compliance across your IT infrastructure and quickly identify the systems and software that needs to be updated to the latest version.

Additional titles added on 1st May 2019: 7-zip, Citrix Receiver, Citrix Workspace, Google Chrome, Java(TM) SE Development Kit 11 (64 bit)

Supported titles with this release: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows, iTunes for Windows, Java SE Runtime Environment 7 (32-bit), Java SE Runtime Environment 7 (64-bit), Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (32-bit), Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (64-bit), Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 for Windows, Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 for Windows, Mozilla Firefox x64 for Windows, Mozilla Firefox x86 for Windows, Notepad++ x64 for Windows, Notepad++ x86 for Windows, QuickTime for Windows, TeamViewer 13 for Windows, TeamViewer 14 for Windows, VMware Workstation Player, VMware Workstation Pro for Windows, WinZip for Windows.

Pulseway 6.2

January 2019

Introducing ConnectWise Integration, MSP Toolkit and More:

  1. Pulseway now integrates with ConnectWise Manage
  2. Introducing the Pulseway MSP Toolkit
  3. New report template: Automation Task Outputs

1. Pulseway now integrates with ConnectWise Manage

The Pulseway integration to ConnectWise Manage drives service desk efficiency by:

  • Mapping Pulseway Organizations, Sites and Agent Groups to ConnectWise companies
  • Automatic service ticket creation within ConnectWise Manage (less work for the mutual partner)

2. Introducing the Pulseway MSP Toolkit

We are excited to launch our new MSP Toolkit, which is now available to all of our Team customers in the Pulseway Web App. The MSP Toolkit was designed to help our MSP customers to:

  • Generate new leads through digital marketing
  • Win new business with analytical sales and assessment proposals
  • Cross-sell extra services to their existing clients
  • Various other tips and tutorials for growth and expansion

The MSP Toolkit will continue to develop and expand its resources to further help Pulseway customers grow their business.

3. New report template: Automation Task Outputs

Last Task Execution Report template creates a report containing all the scripts outputs included in the task being executed. You can execute tasks with scripts that collect system info, perform an action and report on the result of the execution.

Pulseway 6.1

What’s new in Pulseway 6.1

December 2018

This release introduces several enhancements to the 6.0 major release:

  1. Team system level access exceptions
  2. Stand alone policies
  3. Ability to filter notifications based on organizations, sites, agent groups and priorities

1. Team System Level Access Exceptions

Based on the feedback we have received from you on the 6.0 release, we are introducing system level access exceptions for teams. This feature is particularly useful when you want to grant a specific access level to a system group but want certain systems in that group to have a different access level.

By clicking the “Configure Exceptions” button, you can overwrite the access level for each system in the agent group:

After applying the changes, the exceptions will be highlighted in the group:

2. Policies

Policies are now stand-alone and reusable across organizations, sites and groups. The policies can also be inherited so you could assign a policy to an organization and have all the sites and agent groups inherit that policy. As well, you can overwrite a parent policy at a site or agent group level.

As soon as a policy is assigned it will take no more than a minute to be applied to all the agents.

3. Notification Filters

You can now filter the notifications you receive at the account level based on organization, sites, agent groups and notification priority.

The notification filters can be set for all organizations, can be inherited and you can also overwrite the filter at an organization, site or agent group level. With the notification filters you can refine the amount of email and push notifications you receive to only the ones that matter mostly to you. It’s worth noting that the alerts will still trigger and you will still be able to review them in the notification list but you can choose not to be notified by push or email for the ones that are not important.

Pulseway 6.0

Grow better with Pulseway 6.0 (Scale)

September 2018

Welcome to Pulseway 6.0, where we created a seamless environment that is going to make your experience a lot more streamlined.

 SEE WHAT IS NEW

We’ve made a lot of exciting changes

We’ve changed the way you organize, deploy agents and collaborate with your team.

  • The structure is now broken down into Organizations, Sites and Groups. Allowing you to organize your IT environment a lot more efficiently.
  • Whenever you deploy new agents via network discovery, they’ll automatically join the organization where the probe exists, with set configurations already in place.
  • User accounts will now belong to Teams, with set access rights to organizations.
  • All users can collaborate on automation, patch management, reporting and billing, streamlining your operations and improving productivity.
 WATCH HOW IT WORKS