March is the ‘update’ month with version 4.5 field upgrades becoming available.
About our different updates:
Red Piranha maintains all systems that make up the Crystal Eye XDR platform through our own software delivery network and can be defined as:
- Major Field Upgrades
- Monthly Application Updates
- Daily Security Updates
- Emergency Updates
This article explains the differences in the types of upgrades which are also detailed in this forum post (https://forum.redpiranha.net/t/crystal-eye-xdr-updates-explained/360)
Major Field Upgrades are designed to implement significant changes to the Crystal Eye XDR operating system that can include but are not limited to the kernel, architecture, application changes and UI layout.
These upgrades are designed to be straightforward with as little as possible interaction required from the network administrator to minimise downtime. These will be scheduled 3 times in 2023 and twice a year from 2024 onwards. Due to the nature of field upgrades requiring a short outage during reboot, these upgrades are automatically downloaded but require an administrator to trigger the upgrade process.
Monthly Application Updates are typically feature updates automatically applied as long as the Crystal Eye XDR appliance is configured to apply automatic updates (enabled by default).
Daily Security Updates are pushed to all Crystal Eye XDR appliances by our SecOps team. These updates are applied to the threat detection rules which effectively give fully automated, real-time protection based on threat intelligence gathered from our collaboration with the OISF (Open Information Security Foundation) and our own threat signals gathered from our own platforms deployed in the field. This removes the effort required by a CISO or MSP to collate, score, translate and manage up-to-date detection rules and rely on Red Piranha’s own Threat Intelligence Platform and the Crystal Eye XDR Automated Actionable Intelligence that applies for this protection automatically.
Emergency Updates are applied out of the monthly update cycle automatically (while automatic updates are enabled) as needed to Crystal Eye XDR appliances ensuring that all appliances are providing Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability 24/7.