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Elements Agent for Mobile Changelog

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We socialize and work on our mobile devices – wherever, whenever. The number of mobile devices and sensitive information on them make them an attractive target to cyber criminals.

WithSecure Elements Agent for Mobile Protection is a proactive, streamlined, full-coverage protection for iOS and Android. Fight off phishing attempts, prevent visiting harmful websites, block malware, detect potential vulnerabilities and keep your network traffic private when connecting to insecure networks like public Wi-Fi.

Key features at a glance:

  • Browsing Protection prevents visiting dangerous websites
  • Mobile VPN keeps your network traffic private and lets you choose your virtual location
  • Ultralight Anti-Malware blocks common viruses and modern malware and detects ransomware (only Android)
  • Anti-Tracking prevents online tracking from advertisers and cyber criminals
  • Third-party mobile device management (MDM) support for AirWatch, IBM MaaS360, Google MDM, Microsoft Intune, Miradore, and MobileIron

Known issues

  • User interface optimization is pending for iPad and Android tablets


This thread collects client changes logs for Elements Mobile Protection iOS & Android.

📝 Click here to see the most recent change log and bookmark the discussion to be notified of any updates.


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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for iOS and iPadOS (18.4.273706) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    Fixed issues:

    • Replaced "Privacy Protection" with "Network Protection".
    • The Protection logo in the Status view is now refreshed when the connection status changes.
    • The portal no longer shows a wrong device model.
    • VPN can now be forced to turn off.
    • Browsing/Tracking Protection is now off when VPN is off.
    • The app no longer crashes when the subscription is not valid.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.4.0019892) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    New features and improvements:

    • The AV setting can now be configured from the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • The Metered Scan setting can now be configured from the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • Android 12 support was added.
    • Battery usage was optimized.

    Fixed issues:

    • Local settings are no longer lost after restarting the device.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for iOS and iPadOS (18.4.274202) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    New features and improvements:

    • The VPN Protocol can be configured from the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • The default VPN site and any available VPN sites can be configured from the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.

    Fixed issues:

    • The upstream information is now sent correctly when the device is in the background mode and connected to a power source. Note: You must manually restart the app after the app update.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.4.0019923) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    New features and improvements:

    • The default VPN site and any available VPN sites can be configured from the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.

    Fixed issues:

    • The upstream information is now sent correctly when the device is in the background mode.  Note: No upstream information transmission if the app is stopped/killed.
    • Browsing/Tracking Protection is now off when VPN is off when reporting to F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • Replaced "Virus & Threat protection" with "Malware Protection".
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.4.0019924) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer crashes when the VPN site list is not received.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.4.0019925) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    Fixed issues:

    • Revoking "Files and Media access" permission no longer causes the app to send several notifications.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.5.0020080) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    New features and improvements:

    • Trusted applications can now be configured in the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer sends wrong upstream versions to DPAS.
    • The app no longer crashes with IllegalStateException.
    • The app no longer creates duplicates in the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal when deployed through VMware Workspace ONE.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Security Scout
    edited February 2022

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.5.0020081) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer crashes on some devices after being updated.
  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector

    New F-Secure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.5.0020106) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer sends empty build versions in the upstream communication.
    • The app no longer overwrites the Network Security settings when you move away from the Trusted Applications or Trusted WiFi screen.
    • The amount of upstream communication is reduced when changes are applied to the Trusted Applications and Network Security settings.


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector

    New WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection for iOS and iPad OS (18.4.281200) have been released. Below you can see the changes that were implemented in this update.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer shows inconsistent states in the Network Security settings.
    • The app no longer sends an empty profile name and version in the upstream communication.
    • The app no longer shows null as name and surname in the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • The traffic protection log is now cleared when the VPN profile is removed from the device.
    • Analytic events are now sent using the correct product name and subscription expiration.
    • Non-essential views are now removed from the menu.


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector
    edited April 2022

    New WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.5.0020158) have been released. Below you can see the changes that were implemented in this update.

    New features and improvements:

    • The Last scan report is now visible in the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • Scheduled scans can be configured in the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer shows infections when Malware Protection is turned off.
    • Network Protection can now be turned off and locked in the F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • The app no longer sends null OS type and OS version during the registration.
    • The app no longer crashes with 'NameNotFoundException' on some devices after being updated.
    • The app no longer crashes when the subscription expiration date is missing.


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector

    New WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection for Android (18.5.0020164) have been released. Below you can see the changes that were implemented in this update.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app now redirects you to the correct view when you tap infection notifications.
    • The app logs you out automatically when the device is removed from the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal. 


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector

    New WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection for iOS and iPad OS (18.4.282000) have been released. Below you can see the changes that were implemented in this update.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app now allows you to retry activating the VPN if the first attempt fails.
    • The app no longer overwrites the Browsing Protection HTTPS setting.
    • The app no longer shows layout inconsistencies in the Login view on iPad devices. 


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector

    New WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection for Android ( 18.5.0020216) have been released. Below you can see the changes that were implemented in this update.

    New features and improvements:

    • The app now uses the WithSecure brand.
    • The profile version is now visible in the About view.
    • OS Security patch is now visible in the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • Support was added for Samsung Knox.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer shows an empty list in the Apps bypassing VPN view after it is launched for the first time.


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector
    edited December 2022

    New WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection for iOS and iPadOS (19.2.285003) have been released. This update includes the following changes:

    New features and improvements:

    • The app is now faster and consumes less device resources.
    • The app now uses the WithSecure brand.
    • The assigned profile's name and version are now visible in the user interface under the About section.
    • The support for iOS versions 12 and 13 is dropped.

    Fixed issues:

    • There are no longer delays in receiving the profile settings when device is connected to WiFi.
    • Chinese language support fixed.


  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector
    edited December 2022

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS and iPadOS (19.2.285200) has been released. The update includes the following changes

    Fixed issues:

    • The app now activates when MDM configuration values are used.
  • Artë
    Artë W/ Alumni Posts: 9 Junior Protector

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS and iPadOS (19.2.290304) has been released. The update includes the following changesNew features and improvements:

    • Visual design improvements

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer requires relaunch after the update when deployed from MDMs.
    • The app no longer shows the update view when the device is removed from WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • The app no longer crashes on some devices after being updated.
    • The app no longer shows login screen for existing MDM deployments.


  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff
    edited March 2023

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS (23.0.10134) has been released. It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • The app is now more reliable when running in the background.
    • The About view in the app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now show if a device is enrolled in an MDM.
    • The app no longer has a blurry screen in the multitasking apps manager.
    • When terminated, the app now shows a notification and informs the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal.
    • The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now support remote operations.
    • The app version format is now compliant with the other WithSecure products.

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff
    edited July 2023

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS (23.1.10291) has been released.

    New features and improvements

    • Improved and more efficient error handling during the activation phase
    • The app now supports:
      • quick actions to turn on/off Network Protection
      • per-app VPN via shortcuts automation
    • The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now support:
      • "Request diagnostic file" remote operations
      • the following security parameters:
        • Changes in notification permissions
        • Jailbroken device detection
        • Devices connected to an open WiFi
        • The app running on a simulator
        • The app being a clone
        • Checking for person-in-the-middle vulnerabilities
        • Outdated operating system
        • The network uses proxy configuration
        • Checking for available disk space

  • BogdanT
    BogdanT W/ Staff, W/ Article Coordinator Posts: 7 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (23.1.0022525) has been released.

    New features and improvements:

    Visual design improvements

    • The app is now more reliable when running in the background
    • The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now show if a device is enrolled in an MDM 
    • The app version format is now compliant with the other WithSecure products
    • The assigned profile's name and version are now visible in the user interface under the About section
    • The app now request the user new needed permissions after an update

     

    The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now support the following remote operations:

    • Request diagnostic file
    • Send the device a message
    • Start malware scan
    • Send full status

     

    And the following security parameters:

    • Changes in notification permission
    • Changes in location permission
    • Changes in file access permission

     

    Additionally the following security events:

    • Infection found

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS (23.2.10326) has been released.

    New features and improvements:

    • The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now support:
      • "Send the device a message" remote operation.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app now allows the user to enable Network Protection when there are locks on the profile, during the first installation.

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (23.2.0022537) has been released.

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer crashes on some devices after it is launched

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff
    edited October 2023

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (23.3.0022595) will be released as a phased rollout over the next seven days. The rollout begins today and we expect to complete it by 12 October.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • The Notifications view in the app shows all the operations that the administrator requests
    • The Notifications view in the app supports filtering
    • The app now uses the latest VPN SDK

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer shows an empty list in the VPN sites view when the default values in the Settings profile are missing.
    • The app no longer shows an “Application not responding” error when loading flags for the VPN sites
    • The app no longer crashes with the following error message: SocketTimeoutException

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS (23.3.10374) will be released as a phased rollout over the next seven days. The rollout begins today and we expect to complete it by 30 October.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • The Notification view in the app now shows all operations requested by the admin
    • The Notification view in the app now supports filtering functionalities

    Fixed issues:

    • The app now allows the user to enable Network Protection when there are locks on the profile, during the first installation.
    • The app no longer log out the user when some credential error is received.

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (23.4.0022619) has been released.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • Subscription status is now moved to the About view

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer requests to turn on Malware Protection after the app restarts
    • The app no longer shows the Network Protection settings for a subscription that does not have the VPN feature
    • The app no longer crashes with the following error message: ConnectException
    • The app no longer locks the Network settings when a corrupted profile is applied from the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS (23.4.10380) will be released as a phased rollout over the next seven days. The rollout begins today and we expect to complete it by 7 October.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • Improved error handling during the activation phase when the app is deployed from MDMs.

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (23.5.0022636) will be released as a phased rollout over the next seven days. The rollout begins today and we expect to complete it by 18 December.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • The app now supports the following security parameters:
      • Root device detection
      • Devices connected to an open WiFi
      • The app running on a simulator
    • The app now supports the Infection deleted security event

    Fixed issues:

    • The app no longer resets settings to default after being closed 
    • The app no longer sends null name and surname after the activation phase

  • Giuseppe_F
    Giuseppe_F W/ Staff Posts: 13 W/ Staff

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (23.5.0022639) will be released as a phased rollout over the next seven days. The rollout begins today and we expect to complete it by 11 January.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • The app now supports the following security parameters:
      • Detection for network using a proxy
      • Detection for available disk space

    Fixed issues:

    • The app now sends correctly Security Events to the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal after its activation

  • BogdanT
    BogdanT W/ Staff, W/ Article Coordinator Posts: 7 W/ Staff
    edited April 17

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for iOS (24.2.10780) has been released.

    It includes the following new features and improvements:

    • Network Gateway replaces the traditional VPN feature
    • The app now supports the Safari extension
    • The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now support the following settings:
      • Network Gateway
      • Remind user to activate the browser plugin
      • Reputation based browsing
        • Block access to web sites rated as harmful
        • Block access to web sites rated as suspicious
        • Block access to web sites rated as prohibited
        • Block trackers found on web sites
      • Web content control
        • Block everything except allowed sites
      • Web site exceptions
        • Allowed sites
        • Denied sites
      • Include the blocked URLs in all security events
    • The app and the WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection portal now support security events for Browsing protection

  • BogdanT
    BogdanT W/ Staff, W/ Article Coordinator Posts: 7 W/ Staff
    edited April 8

    An update to the WithSecure Elements Mobile Protection app for Android (24.1.0022733) has been released.

    The update includes the following changes and new features:

    • The app no longer support the traditional VPN feature
      • Network Protection is temporarly disabled