Next EAP release date?

Any word on when a EAP 2 refresh 1 or EAP 3 will be out?

This random reboot and loss of connection is killing me .

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  • Any news about next release? We will have EAP 3 refresh, EAP 4 or GA version? Any date?

  • darnoK said:

    Any news about next release? We will have EAP 3 refresh, EAP 4 or GA version? Any date?

     
    There is an EAP3 refresh in the works right now that is focused on DPI performance improvements and lower memory usage.  I don't have an ETA for release to customers.
     
  • Thank you for the information. I hope that you will not only look at the consumption of RAM, but also the CPU and calibrate the product for your hardware platforms. There is something to fight for. Good luck!

  • I was satisfied by the answer given in another thread so won't rehash it again here but a couple of points about DPI...

    Snort like any other daemon has its limits... ie you can only pass so many packets before dropping the packets or bypassing the daemon. The problem with XG implementation is that you can't drop packets like you can on an IPS if the daemon gets overwhelmed so the more traffic you pass, the harder the cpu will be taxed and the quicker you will reach the top limit of the traffic processed.

    Instead of putting DPI and proxy as separate entities, they probably should have done some programming magic so that snort handles all the traffic but the traffic falls back on proxy automatically if the cpu usage is getting too high or snort is getting overwhelmed. 

    Not only that, I am not a fan of tweaking the same firewall rule at different places simply to pass traffic. The current implementation is too cumbersome. Choose between proxy or DPI, create exceptions for proxy or DPI, look at the logs for proxy or DPI. For a geek like myself this is really fun to tinker with but to be honest, I wouldn't want to mess with this much complexity if I was administering hundreds of users.

    Sophos has really moved away from security made simple. It is security with too many half baked options maybe but definitely not simple.

    This is my personal opinion and is not meant to offend anyone at sophos or other fanboys that think I keep hating on sophos.

    Regards

  • Billybob said:

    Snort like any other daemon has its limits... ie you can only pass so many packets before dropping the packets or bypassing the daemon. The problem with XG implementation is that you can't drop packets like you can on an IPS if the daemon gets overwhelmed so the more traffic you pass, the harder the cpu will be taxed and the quicker you will reach the top limit of the traffic processed.

    For reference:
    On the Control Center page there are now two new stats: Decryption capacity and Decrypt sessions.
    SSL/TLS inspection rules > SSL/TLS inspection settings > When SSL/TLS connections exceed limit

  • Hi folks,

    I know there have been public holidays and al those good things, but nearly a month has passed without sings of EAP 3 refresh 1.

    Looking forward to some fixes in DPI because i have had to revert to proxy.

    Ian

     
    V18.0.x - e3-1225v5 6gb ram on 4 port MB with AP55/c - 20w. 
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  • DPI will work the way it is in a foreseeable future.  Any changes in that is extremely heavy and will require months or years to fine tune.

    You will get performances boost or things like that.  But if it just does not work for your application, it will not work anytime soon.

    There's a price to pay to deliver machine with only 4 gig, or even less.

    Paul Jr

  • EAP3-refresh is released internally.  After soaking it in for a bit it will be released to customers.

    My understanding is that on larger boxes, DPI performance is very good.  On smaller CPU boxes it is not yet ideal.

     

    After this refresh there are still numerous bugs that need to be fixed for GA.  The GA release date will depend on the bug count.  I know you all want to use the GA product, but I also know you don't want us to release software with lots of known defects.  All teams are focused on quality and stability right now.

    Please keep the bug reports and feedback coming.

  • Hi Michael,
    high resource consumption on small devices, specifically the processor, also is very high when using proxy mode, e.g. on the 115 Rev. 2.

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