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Elements Security Center Common Features Changelog

AnttiPi W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Product Leadership Posts: 15 W/ Product Leadership
edited October 2023 in Elements Security Center

Changes in features and functionalities that are impacting all security domains within WithSecure Elements Security Center will be published under this announcement thread.

Every time there is a change, an entry will be created under this announcement describing new functionalities, improvements or bug fixes.

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  • AnttiPi
    AnttiPi W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Product Leadership Posts: 15 W/ Product Leadership

    Security Administrators

    Elements Security Center has a new view called "Security Administrators". View can be found under "Management" menu item.

    This view lists all Elements Security Center security administrators. View includes defined roles for each security capability in Elements Security Center.

    In addition to administrator roles view has information about last login time and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) status.

    Content of the page can be exported for further use.

    Administrators can be filtered with multiple different conditions using equals or contains operation when applicable.

    View is read-only and security feature specific role management remains in corresponding security application e.g. Endpoint protection → Accounts. We will gradually introduce here administrator management features and replace security solution specific administrator user/account functionality.

  • AnttiPi
    AnttiPi W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Product Leadership Posts: 15 W/ Product Leadership

    Elements scope management

    Elements Security Center scope management has been introduced. This changes the way how WithSecure Elements Security Center is used to manage multiple Companies under Solution Provider (SOP) or Service Partner (SEP) organisation.

    All companies under same organisation hierarchy

    Elements Security Center has one organisation hierarchy. This is tree like three level hierarchy to help to manage large amount of companies. With Elements scope management this three level hierarchy is shared and synchronised across all Elements security capabilities.

    Elements scope selector user interface component visualises organisation hierarchy and highlights what types of subscriptions each company has (see picture below).

    Here "Data Fellows Security" is top level Solution Provider (SOP) organisation having multiple companies under it. Elements scope selector shows indicator of subscription type within company and shows union of available subscription types for Solution Provider and Service Partner organisations.

    In the example "BE Consultancy Services" company has Endpoint Protection, Endpoint Detection and Response, and Vulnerability management subscriptions (highlighted icons). "BE Consultancy Services" does not have Collaboration Protection or Cloud Security Posture Management subscriptions (dimmed icons).

    Synchronised scope selection

    With these improvements scope selection within Elements is fully synchronised between different parts of the Elements Security Center. This means that when you change organisation while being in Endpoint Protection dashboard and then move to any other part of Elements Security Center e.g. to Collaboration Protection dashboard your organisation selection is always preserved until you explicitly pick another organisation scope.

    Menu synchronisation

    Navigation menu of Elements Security Center adapts to features that are available for selected organisation and current user.

    Sample below shows navigation menu behaviour when selected organisation has limited set of subscriptions available.

    Company called "Computational Fluid Dynamics" only has Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Detection and Response subscriptions so other Elements security capabilities are not available due to missing subscription. Common management functionalities are available for all organisations.

    In cases where organisation has subscription but users access to given security capability is limited this is indicated in Elements menu with "No access". In sample below user does not have access role to Cloud Security Posture Management while organisation does have subscription for it.

    It is also possible that company organisation has restricted Solution Provider and Service Partner access to their company data. These cases are indicated with "Restricted" label in corresponding menu item (see sample below).

  • AnttiPi
    AnttiPi W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Product Leadership Posts: 15 W/ Product Leadership

    Subscriptions view

    Elements Security Center  has a new view called "Subscriptions". View can be found under "Management" menu item.

    This view can be used to find all subscriptions under Elements portfolio.

    View has option to

    • find details with subscription key
    • filter subscriptions based on expiration time
    • export subscriptions in CSV or JSON format
    • for partners subscriptions view content is filtered according to selected organisation scope

    For each subscription all relevant information is available.

    • Product type
    • Subscription key
    • Subscription type
    • Subscribed quantity
    • Used quantity
    • Expiration time

    With this view will replace existing product specific views under Endpoint Protection, Endpoint Protection and Response, and Management - Collaboration Protection.

  • PrzemekWoz
    PrzemekWoz W/ Staff Posts: 2 W/ Staff
    edited August 2023

    Security Administrators - Collaboration Protection Management

    New view

    Collaboration Protection administrators can now be managed from the Security Administrators view, which can be accessed through the "Management" menu item.

    New users with various Collaboration protection access grants can be added with the "Add admin" button. By clicking the email address of an existing user Collaboration protection access grants can be given or modified.

    Old view - prepared for deprecation

    This update is set to replace the old view accessed through "Management - Collaboration Protection" -> "Users", which now features a banner with a deprecation message and a link redirecting to the new view.

  • PrzemekWoz
    PrzemekWoz W/ Staff Posts: 2 W/ Staff

    New features in Subscription view

    The common "Subscriptions" view accessible via the "Management" menu item now features improved subscription filtering. With this update, the "Management - Collaboration protection" -> "Subscriptions" view has been set for deprecation and now features a deprecation banner informing of the replacement and a link to the new view.

    Improved subscription filtering

    Subscriptions can now be filtered by the following fields:

    • subscription key
    • expiration
    • type
    • product

    Previously available search by subscription key has been merged into the filters and can be accessed by selecting "Subscription key" as the filter field. This also applies to the "Expiration" filter that allows filtering valid, expiring or expired subscriptions (valid subscriptions are shown by default).

    Subscriptions can now be also filtered by their asset type.

    You can use the new "Product" filter and select the appropriate product from the dropdown list. You can use the search bar inside the filtering option dropdown menu to find a specific product.

    Applied filters are displayed above the subscription table and can be removed or edited and reapplied. Multiple filters can be applied at once.

    Management - Collaboration Protection -> Subscriptions view deprecation

    Old view

    The view features a deprecation banner informing of the replacement and a link to the new view.

    New view

  • witkkr2
    witkkr2 W/ Staff Posts: 1 W/ Staff

    EPP access management in Security Admins view

    Endpoint Protection access rights can now be managed from the Security Administrators view, which can be accessed through the "Management" menu item. Use ‘Add admin’ button to grant access right to new user:

    or click on administrator email in the Security Administrators table to modify existing access rights:

    Flyout for changing access rights now contains additional ‘Delete’ button, that removes all access rights in organization for given administrator (which effectively removes them from displayed administrators list). This button is active only if current user has sufficient access rights to remove access for all relevant solutions.

  • AnttiPi
    AnttiPi W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Product Leadership Posts: 15 W/ Product Leadership

    New Multi Factor Authentication options

    Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) support in WithSecure Elements includes the following options:

    Push notifications in use with Auth0 Guardian Multi Factor Authenticator application

    • This will allow the approval of an authentication request with a single click of a button.
    • The Auth0 Guardian Multi-Factor Authenticator application is available in Google Play and the Apple AppStore

    Verification code using an Authenticator application

    • Example authenticator applications are Microsoft Authenticator, Google Authenticator, or any TOTP based authenticator) either in your mobile device or computer
    • A six-digit authentication code will be sent to the Authenticator application, and this will need to be entered into the login dialog to continue.
    • We are not introducing a dependency on having a mobile device. For many, it is the best option, but there are Computer-based authenticator applications available.

    Verification code using SMS

    • A six-digit authentication code will be sent to the user’s configured mobile phone number via SMS. This code will need to be entered into the login dialog to continue.

    How to take MFA in use

    • MFA options can be accessed from header bar via user button and by selecting "My settings".

    • My settings sections shows your current MFA status and gives you access to enable or change your MFA configuration.

    • All options can be configured to be in use simultaneously. Our recommendation is to use more than one option to ensure your Elements access is not lost in unfortunate event of losing your primary MFA method (e.g. if mobile authenticator is deleted by accident).

    Read more about Multi Factor Authentication recommendations here:

  • SergeH
    SergeH W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Product Leadership, W/ Article Coordinator Posts: 54 W/ Product Leadership

    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Banner

    As every administrator should activate MFA to keep their company (and customers) safe, Element Security Center is now displaying a red banner each time an administrator logs without MFA.

    By clicking on "here" in the banner, the administrator can easily activate MFA by clicking on "enable" in the My Settings view.

    Reminder: From Security administrator table under organization settings, you can and should verify that all administrator in your organization have enabled MFA.

  • LukaszK
    LukaszK W/ Staff Posts: 1 W/ Staff
    edited March 7

    Additional Multi Factor Authentication options

    Additional Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) methods have been enabled for WithSecure Elements. WebAuthN protocol is the most secure and usable authentication method on the web. It’s adoption by Elements lets users authenticate with two new types of authenticators:

    • Roaming authenticators are removable and cross-platform, like a Yubikey, and can be used on multiple devices. To authenticate with a roaming authenticator, you need to connect it to the device (through USB, NFC, or Bluetooth), provide proof of presence (by touching it, for example), and optionally provide user verification, for example, by entering a PIN.
    • Platform authenticators are attached to device and only work on that device. Some examples are MacBook’s TouchBar, Windows Hello, iOS Touch/FaceId, and Android’s fingerprint/face recognition. Biometric data is stored on the device and never sent to the server. When biometrics cannot be used, alternative authentication methods are usually provided.

    Benefits of WebAuthN adoption:

    • It minimizes login friction. A simple and familiar gesture lets users authenticate.
    • It's the only web authentication method that is phishing resistant.
    • It's standard based and implemented across browsers and operating systems

    For more information about introduction of MFA see the November post.