Release Notes

4.0

The Release Notes for 4.0 ABC-SBC and ABC-Monitor as published in the ABC Handbook (see the Documentation Section

In ABC SBC the following features are new:

  • Geographic Lookups. In the ABC rules, administrators can now check geographic region of request source IP address. This allows to set different policies for various geographic regions.
  • Monitor Access. Now, the SBC can send data to two Monitors and the data can be encrypted. This is useful in organizations with dual separated administrations, as well as during trials and migrations.
  • Two Factor Authentication. This experimental feature allows to establish secondary passwords for users so that their security doesn’t get compromised when security of PBXes behind the SBC is compromised.
  • Improved Management of IP Rules. The IP rule management has been simplified to deal with the increasing number of filtering policies.
  • AWS Support. The ABC SBC is now available from AWS Marketplace. AWS users are just few minutes and clicks away from starting their own infrastructure. Detailed information can be found on our website, https://go.frafos.com.
  • There is now capability in the GUI to access most recent traffic from an IP address. Also TLS keys are available in the case that signaling was encrypted. This way troubleshooters obtain access to layers bellow signaling.
  • Increased robustness against flooding attacks.

ABC Monitor has undergone a major overhaul, now building upon the latest version of Logstash, Elastic Search and Kibana. New features include:

  • A new Home Dashboard, and daily reports that are sent as PDF by Email.
  • Various new metrics available in the Call Dashboard, such as ACD and ASR.
  • New alerts that can alarm on a variety of abnormal situations.
  • New connectivity CA dashboard to visualize quality of signaling between various Call Agents. This way, low-performing Call Agents and Call Agent pairs are identified earlier.
  • More powerful data filters: full-text filters are available, filters can be now preserved between dashboards by “pinning”. This helps to narrow down analysed data more efficiently.