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Product Updates

JUNE 2021

New & Improved

  • This month we've introduced new &A functionality that gives you increased control over your Q&A workflow. When answering a question, and adding a document to that answer, the default behaviour is now to hold the document until the question has been answered. Learn more about Q&A answer attachments.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where clients with email link protection services expired password links.
  • Improved the stability of OCR process previously impacted by 0 byte files. 

MAY 2021

New & Improved

  • This month we've added two new reports that let you segment your data By Group. What this means is that you can now look at your reports in the way that you’ve organized your users. Learn more about Firmex's By Group reports.

APRIL 2021

New & Improved

  • This month we've added the ability for an administrator to reset a user's Google Authenticator app settings. This is useful in cases where a user loses access to their Authenticator app (lost or new phone, factory reset on a phone, etc.). Learn more about Firmex's Two-Factor Authentication.
  • This month we've added Microsoft Authenticator and Authy, in addition to Google Authenticator, as Two-Factor Authentication methods. Learn more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue with the appearance of the QR code during the Authenticator app setup. 
  • Fixes an issue where the Site User list can now be sorted by the Two Factor Authentication method.

MARCH 2021

New & Improved

  • This month we've enhanced the search capabilities in Firmex by introducing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to the VDR. OCR allows scanned documents to be easily searched when working within the VDR.    
  • This month we're introducing an additional security feature for administrators to better manage user access to the data room, and to simplify the end-user experience. We've added Google Authenticator as a Two-Factor Authentication method. Learn more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in Q&A where re-opening a question with a previously submitted answer did not auto-quote the previous answer into the revised answer.

FEBRUARY 2021

New & Improved

  • This month we've made improvements to the way Excel documents are displayed in the Firmex Viewer. Excel spreadsheets are now easier to view and navigate; column and row headers are now present. The improved Firmex Viewer now has the ability to tile watermarks across the spreadsheet.

DECEMBER 2020

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the Groups & Users screen, where the envelope icon stays closed and only opens when a user has agreed to the project's NDA and entered the project.

NOVEMBER 2020

New & Improved

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in rotated redacted PDFs that caused redactions to appear to be rotated.
  • Fixes an issue where the number of users in a company was not being displayed correctly.

OCTOBER 2020

New & Improved

  • We’re proud to announce the launch of Firmex Redact, an integrated redaction tool that makes the job of protecting personally identifiable and sensitive information easier, without leaving your virtual data room. Learn more about Firmex Redact.
  • Removed the Version Notes option.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where manually adding a version of a document was causing an issue in certain browsers.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Fixes

  • Added clarification to the Bulk Download option in the Settings tab to supply more information to an administrator.

AUGUST 2020

New & Improved

  • We've released a new report - Firmex Support Activity - that shows Site Administrators when and for how long Firmex Support is inside your VDR. As a reminder, Firmex Support spends time in your VDR assisting your users, as well as your team. Each time this happens an entry is logged in this report. Learn more about the new report.    

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where the "New Since" Quick View was not displaying certain results when the report was being run in Europe.

JULY 2020

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the Email Activity report that showed some notifications as failed.
  • Fixes an issue in the listing of Claimed Domain users (for SSO) where some users were incorrectly crossed out.
  • Fixes an issue with the Login Activity by User Report that was showing some users logging out multiple times despite only being logged in for a single session.

JUNE 2020

New & Improved

  • We've increased the upload size of our web uploader from 5GB to 10GB. Uploads larger than 10GB can still be done using our Desktop Upload tool.
  • In this release we’ve also made implementing SSO even easier. We’ve added support for VMWare, in addition to supporting all major SSO providers: Microsoft ADFS, Okta, OneLogin, and Azure Active Directory. Read more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the Login Activity By User report where some users showed multiple logouts over a single project session.

MAY 2020

New & Improved

  • The site-level "Storage Use by Project" report and the project-level "Storage Report" will now show the total storage of the project in Gigabytes (GB) instead of Megabytes (MB). 

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where documents with an invalid "modified by" date prevented from being uploaded using the Docexchange.

APRIL 2020

New & Improved

  • We've added a File Size column to the Export Directory listing. The new column displays the size of every document in your project. Using your spreadsheet application, you can determine the size of folders and directories. 

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where the date format in certain Site Reports did not display correctly.
  • Fixes an issue where the Login Activity By User report shows some IP addresses as 127.0.0.1.

MARCH 2020

New & Improved

  • We've re-designed the Document Activity Notification Email. The new email will display up to 100 documents, with links to the remaining documents. Previously a user could receive hundreds of emails if tens of thousands of documents were uploaded.
  • We've made it easier to move and copy content that has document protection applied to it. As long as the document protection in the destination folder is greater to or equal to the protection in the source folder, the content can be moved or copied.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where View As did not open in a new tab from Groups & Users.
  • Fixes an issue where some reports showed a user's IP addresses as 0.0.0.0.

FEBRUARY 2020

New & Improved

  • After setting permissions in the Documents tab, a prompt will direct Administrators to the View As tool.
  • View As will now open in a new tab. This is in anticipation of a UI update.

Fixes

  • Fixes the Time Zone column heading in the Excel export of the Document Activity Notification Report.
  • Fixes pagination issues in the Excel export of the Document Activity Notification Report.
  • Fixes an issue where Firmex Support users were being displayed in the Document Activity Notification Report.

DECEMBER 2019

New & Improved

  • Gain insight into your document email notifications with the new Document Activity Email Notifications report. Learn more.
  • We've updated the look and feel of our reports. You'll notice new colours, a more consistent look across reports, and pie charts instead of donut charts.
  • When you update your User Profile details, you will no longer be asked to confirm your password. The only exception will be when you update your phone number - a password is still required for security purposes.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where the first Q&A question was not being generated as a text file in the Q&A archive.
  • Fixes an issue in the Set Permissions window where both options - "Apply to Folder and Subfolders" and "Apply to Folder" - were not being treated equally graphically.
  • Fixes an issue in SSO where a user's password has expired and they were prompted to change their Firmex password.

NOVEMBER 2019

New & Improved

  • All Excel export icons in Firmex have been updated to reflect the most recent Microsoft branding.
  • You can now add multiple Email domains for any SSO configuration, including Microsoft Azure AD.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the Login Activity report that included an unnecessary "Activity Type" filter.

OCTOBER 2019

New & Improved

  • When you request a single file that is less than 1GB in size, you can now bypass the compression step. The file will be delivered to you immediately. Single files larger than 1GB in size will still be delivered to you in a compressed ZIP format.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the login screen where after entering an email, the password field was not automatically focused. This has been fixed.

SEPTEMBER 2019

New & Improved

  • As a Firmex subscriber, you can now integrate the Firmex VDR with your SAML 2.0 based Single Sign On (SSO) provider, including Okta, Azure Active Directory, and OneLogin. Read more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in Q&A where the paperclip & speech bubble icons were not appearing for linked documents.

AUGUST 2019

New & Improved

  • You can now upload a new supporting document to a Q&A answer directly from the answer. This simplifies the Q&A experience as previously you would have to add a new document from the Documents tab.
  • In the Import Checklist, items marked as "Level 1" in the Excel spreadsheet will now be imported as Directories, instead of folders. This simplifies the process of importing more than one directory at a time.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where the chart in the Log In Activity > By Company and Log In Activity > By User reports were not updating with the selected filtered results.

JULY 2019

New & Improved

  • Added a new column to the All Users Excel export indicating whether a user can bulk download.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where inviting a user that already exists sent out an incorrect password link email.
  • Fixes an issue where the Excel icon did not appear for the All Users Excel export.

JUNE 2019

New & Improved

  • A Q&A Answer may now be reopened in order to follow-up or clarify a question. Learn more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where Mac OS special characters were not being uploaded in folder and document names.

MAY 2019

New & Improved

  • You can now enable or disable bulk download for each group in your project. This gives you more granular control over who can access your project’s documents. Learn more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where the Firmex Viewer displays an old version of a document when a new version is available.
  • Fixes an issue with users not being able to print from the Firmex Viewer when using Internet Explorer 11 or Edge.

APRIL 2019

New & Improved

  • The Office field is now optional when adding users to a group. This reduces the amount of information required to add a user to the VDR.

Fixes

  • Improvements to the Document Exchange for Desktop when download large single files over 1GB to allow streaming of the file and increase the number of retries for large files.

MARCH 2019

New & Improved

  • You are now able to control the frequency of Q&A task notification emails. Groups may want to set their task notifications to None - as opposed to Immediate - at the beginning of the Q&A process.

FEBRUARY 2019

New & Improved

  • All clients are now using a single document security plugin, making for simpler ongoing support, development, and testing.
  • Increased security of watermarked documents.
  • Email invitations now contain a user’s email address, making it easier for users to know which email address to use in the VDR.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where a group with zero users would appear in the Notify Specific Users feature.

DECEMBER 2018

New & Improved

  • In the start of January 2019, Firmex is moving towards a single document security plugin. All clients using the FileOpen plugin for projects will be migrated to the new Seclore LiteClient. More information about Firmex plugins can be found here.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the Document Exchange for Desktop that prevented very large number of files from downloading.
  • Fixes an issue in the Firmex Viewer where users are not able to download encrypted documents.
  • Fixes a scenario in the Site Users list where sorting by the Two-Factor Authentication column would cause the user list to not display.
  • Fixes an issue in the Q&A module where a Question Author is not able to add a question.

NOVEMBER 2018

New & Improved

  • Added a more accurate timestamp to the watermark indicating the correct Eastern time zone (EDT/EST) depending on the time of year.
  • Ongoing security improvements including jQuery update and adding a ‘SameSite’ cookie property to prevent CSRF attacks.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in the Document Exchange for Desktop when bulk downloading documents without document protection applied.
  • Fixes an issue where the project logo was not displaying correctly for Online Admin Access projects.
  • Fixes a rare scenario where the watermark would not update the timestamp if you customized the watermark text.

OCTOBER 2018

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue when selecting multiple groups in Notify Users.
  • Fixes an issue where the watermark timestamp was not displaying correctly in Firmex Viewer.

SEPTEMBER 2018

New & Improved

  • Send document and folder notifications to selected groups and users. Learn more.
  • You are now able to add document versions as offline - visible to Content Administrators only.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in FireFox 61.0.1 where drag-and-drop was not working.

AUGUST 2018

New & Improved

  • Made restoring deleted projects faster and easier than before.
  • Completed removal of Java-based upload & download for enhanced security.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in FireFox 61.0.1 where drag-and-drop was not working.

JULY 2018

New & Improved

  • Choose to automatically notify users when you move or copy content. This is especially useful for projects that are divided between live folders and staging folders. Watch video to learn more.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where some folders may not appear in site and project search.

JUNE 2018

New & Improved

  • Improved messaging for document protection options when setting permissions.
  • Bulk downloads now contain warnings to let you know that View Name Only documents were not included in the download.
  • We've reduced the number of clicks it takes to set permissions on folders.
  • First phase of disabling Java-based upload & download for enhanced security. Learn more about Firmex Java support.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue when setting Directory Permissions.
  • Fixes an issue where sorting the Site User list could cause the UI to stall.

MAY 2018

New & Improved

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where the storage site report was displaying negative numbers.
  • Fixes an issue where the Excel icon was disappearing/reappearing in the Groups & Users tab.

APRIL 2018

New & Improved

Fixes

  • Removing Safari 9 for Mac from our compatibility list. This browser has now been superseded.

MARCH 2018

New & Improved

  • Show password option removed from all public logins for increased security.

Fixes

  • Fixes a two-factor authentication issue that caused some Chilean mobile phone numbers to not work correctly.
  • Fixes an issue where not displaying the Business Phone column would also not display the Email column.
  • Fixes an issue that caused some emails ending in “+1” to not receive password resets.

FEBRUARY 2018

New & Improved

  • Excel Export Streaming improves how extremely large Excel reports are downloaded. Try it now with the Export Directory and Access Reports. 
  • Faster email processing and delivery for sites with a high user and/or project count.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue that was preventing drill down with the % Accessed Report.
  • Fixes an issue where the storage report was not updating for new sites.
  • Fixes an issue where Delete Version activity was not displaying in the Document Activity > By User report.

JANUARY 2018

New & Improved

  • Two Factor Authentication can now be managed by site administrators without help from Firmex Support, increasing availability and security. Learn more about Two-Factor Authentication (TFA)
  • Improvements to the interface that the Firmex Support team uses to help your guest users. Faster agents, quicker support, happier users.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where a valid two-factor authentication code could be rejected.
  • Fixes an issue where the terminology on the Copy Project pane was not aligned with the project type.
  • Fixes an issue where the terminology of the Export Directory and Export Folder Structure reports were not aligned with the project type.
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