Active Advisor Changelog


March 13, 2018:

  • Added option to select scanning protocols in the web-based scanner
  • Serial Number is now editable on the scan results page
  • Added support for Cisco ISR routers
  • Removed IWAN Readiness Assessment

February 20, 2018:
  • Updated: Enhanced File Upload mechanism for large networks.

January 16, 2018:
  • New: Device support for Catalyst 9300 & 9500 series switches and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Routers
  • Desktop Scanner now supports automatic checking for updates
  • Exported reports now include Network name

December 19, 2017:
  • Exported reports now include Network name
  • Some additional device support was added to the web-based scanner, Desktop scanner will be updated in the next release.

October 17, 2017:
  • Organize devices by "Networks". This update allows you to name, scan, and group devices as needed. Existing devices can be found in the "Uncategorized" network.
  • Improved Serial Number discovery support for some ASA devices

August 24, 2017:
  • New TrustSec Readiness Assessment
  • New IOS Config Upload tool allows cut-and-paste device registration
  • Simplified file attachment when sending portal Feedback

July 25, 2017:
  • New: Active Advisor Desktop Scanner now available for macOS
  • Updated: Account Profile page for improved usability

May 22, 2017:
  • New: Intelligent WAN Readiness Assessment checks your routing network with IWAN requirements.
  • New: PSIRT Advisory view allows you to see all devices affected by a single PSIRT.
  • New: Desktop Scanner now automatically checks for updates.
  • New: Adjust Command Timeout setting in the Web Scanner. This sets the wait time for terminal commands in the Web Scanner.

April 18, 2017:
  • Beta: Web Scanner now supports IPv6 scanning. If you experience issues, please send us a note via the Feedback link.
  • New: Web and Desktop Scanners now has an option to sanitize IP addresses during the discovery process.
  • New: Web and Desktop Scanners now have an option to adjust Command Timeout. This sets the wait time for terminal commands during discovery.
  • New: Adjust the "Expiring" time for Contracts and Warranty alerts (found under Account Profile).

March 23, 2017:
  • New: Added OS Version column to PSIRT view by default
  • New: Added support for Cisco Small Business 200 & 300 series switches
  • Updated: Improved support for refreshing pages throughout the site

February 10, 2017:
  • Added support for Cisco MDS Series Multi-layer Switches
  • Added support Cisco Small Business Access Point models 150, 361, 751, and 751E
  • Switching and Security Health Reports can now be exported


January 10, 2017
  • "Access Layer Only" Health Analysis for Switching and Security
  • Expanded support for Catalyst 3850, 4000 and ASA 5516 devices
  • Updated: New version of Desktop Scanner available for download

November 18, 2016
  • Added support for Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Switches

October 28, 2016
  • New: Added Snort Signature Version checking for 4300 and 4400 series ISR Routers.
  • New: Introducing Device Tags! Devices can now be "tagged" with multiple key words.
  • New: Added device support for Cisco Small Business Router RV042.
  • New: Added support for device Location, when present.

October 7, 2016
  • New: Device Description field now optionally visible in the View Devices list.
  • New: Added support for Cisco Small Business switch models SG25x, SG35x, and SG55x.
  • New: Added support for Cisco Small Business router model RV215W.
  • New: Added beta support for Adaptive Security Appliance models ASA5585-SSP-20 and ASA5585-SSP-40.


September 20, 2016
  • New: Introducing the Cisco Active Advisor Desktop Scanner for Windows!
  • New: Site Feedback can now optionally include a screenshot.
  • Updated: SNMP Discovery now collects Device Class for Cisco Devices.
  • Updated: Device Source now reflects words instead of two-letter short codes.
  • Updated: Added ability to sort columns in Wireless Health Reports.

July 28. 2016
  • New: License information is now available under Device Overview.
  • New: Device Overview now shows OS Version information.
  • Updated: Switching Health now supports Stackwise distribution mode.
  • Updated: Switching Health rules can now be disabled individually or globally.
  • Updated: Switching Health now supports 4500R+E and 4500X distribution devices (Multilayer) as well as 3850XS devices (Stackwise).
  • Updated: Additional Switching and Security Health rules for 3850 and 3650 switches.
  • Updated: Security Health tool now supports Baseline and Advanced rulesets.

June 3, 2016
  • New: Improved visuals for stacked switches in the Device list
  • New: Added discovery support for 5520, 7500, 8500, and 8540 Wireless LAN Controllers

April 11, 2016
  • New: Introduced a new user interface for adding devices
  • New: Added support for SNMP devices discovery
  • New: Added support for non-Cisco device discovery and export
  • New: Added ability to specify a reason when deleting devices
  • Updated: Fixed a bug where some devices would appear in the device list twice

March 11, 2016
  • New: Introducing Security Best Practice Health Assessment
  • New: Support for ISR 8xx Devices
  • Updated: PSIRT listings are now based on Product ID and OS combination
  • Updated: Fixed bug preventing discovery of some devices via SSH

February 8, 2016
  • Digest emails are now the default option for notifications, and can be configured for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly reports to be sent. Real-time notification of PSIRT alerts has been removed.

January 21, 2016
  • Added support for SMB Router RV 130
  • Improved email notification support for Gmail
  • Improved feature identification
  • Fixed a bug causing delays in PSIRT retrieval for some devices


December 21, 2015
  • Stacked switches now show all components of the stack
  • IOS to IOS-XE conversion is not available without scanning a device. Access it in the Tools section.
  • Updated the web-based scanner's authentication failure and unreachable messages


September 24, 2015
  • Device and Module Support Contracts now reflect both Signed and Active contract states
  • Exported reports now include module and line card details
  • Adjusted default columns in the Device Features view


September 9, 2015
  • Nexus 3k, 5k, and 7k series switches are now discoverable
  • Register devices (chassis only) with an excel spreadsheet...(click to read more)
  • Adjusted default columns in the Software EOL


August 31, 2015
  • Improved device feature identification
  • Added option to preserve existing device labels ...(click to read more)
  • Various bug fixes


June 6, 2015
  • Support for 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
  • Tool for exporting account data to Smart Care for registered Partners
  • Various internal improvements and bug fixes

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