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November 9, 2022

New feature

Device Posture Monitoring (Beta)

Device Posture Monitoring (Beta) is live!

Organization Admins can now check and evaluate devices according to predefined security rules and get notified about non-compliant devices.

The feature allows Organization Admins to identify new devices in the network, check the device’s operating system, its version, and whether the supported NordLayer app version is used.

Organization Admins can also check if the device is not jailbroken or rooted and whether it contains specific files.

You can enable and configure Device Posture Monitoring (Beta) by going to Control Panel → Device security → Profiles.

October 19, 2022

New feature

Idle session timeout

Idle session timeout is live!

Organization admins can now control how long users can stay idle (device in sleep mode or turned off) before being asked to re-login to the NordLayer app and Control Panel.

The idle session timeout setting minimizes the risk of unauthorized access to your virtual private gateways and company resources if a user is idle for an extended period of time.

The new feature applies to the NordLayer application on all desktop and mobile operating systems and can be applied separately for the app and Control Panel.

You can set the idle session timeout by going to Control Panel → Security configurations.

September 22, 2022

New feature

SCIM User Provisioning with Okta and Azure

SCIM User Provisioning with Okta and Azure just got smoother!

Organization Admins can now set up SCIM User Provisioning without contacting our customer service.

To enable and configure SCIM User Provisioning, go to the Control Panel → Settings → Login methods → Access management.

Learn how to set up SCIM User Provisioning with Okta and Azure here:

User Provisioning setup with Okta

User Provisioning setup with Microsoft Azure AD

September 15, 2022

Feature Improvements

License purchase process

We’ve improved the license purchase experience!

From now on, Organizations are charged and invoiced right after purchasing their Member or Server licenses. Bulk purchasing is also available, with one invoice issued per bulk purchase.

Organizations can now also see more information about their active licenses on the Members and Servers pages.

August 10, 2022

New Features

Feature request forms

We’ve introduced 5 new feature request forms that make requesting extra server security settings easier. Here are brief descriptions of each request form:

  1. Site-to-Site request form allows Organization Admins to safely request a secure tunnel configured between NordLayer and their business network.

  2. SWG Browser Extension (Beta) request form allows Organization Admins to enable SWG access to a selected dedicated server(s) for their employees.

  3. Deep Packet Inspection (Lite) request form allows Organization Admins to choose from around 250 custom ports and protocols to block on their virtual private gateway.

  4. Custom DNS request form allows Organization Admins to securely pass their DNS server data to our support to set it up as their primary DNS server instead of using the default DNS solution.

  5. DNS Filtering request form allows Organization Admins to choose from around 50 content categories to block on their virtual private gateway.

The new feature request forms are next to each server under “Configure”.

August 1, 2022

New Features

“Add more licenses” function

Purchasing additional licenses is now easier.

The new “Add more licenses” function allows self-managed organizations to purchase any number of extra licenses without contacting Account Managers.

Organization Administrators can find the new function here:

  • Members page;
  • Servers page;
  • Invite new members form;
  • Add servers to gateway form.

July 4, 2022

New Features

Two-factor authentication (2FA)

2FA authentication is live!

All Control Panel Members can now set up 2FA to increase security when logging in to Control Panel.

Find more information on how to set up 2FA here.

Single sign-on (SSO)

SSO is live!

All Control Panel Members are now able to set up SSO to increase security when logging in to Control Panel.

Members can choose from these SSO options: Google, OKTA, Azure AD, and OneLogin.

Email and password login method

Control Panel Administrators can now choose where to use the email and password login method. They can use it to log in to Control Panel, apps, both, or neither.

Find more information here.

May 12, 2022

New Features

“Watch demo” button

Onboarding new Organization Administrators just got easier. The “Watch demo” button has been added to the onboarding page in Control Panel.

From now on, new Administrators can easily access a detailed video overview to better understand and navigate Control Panel.

Find the demo here.

Show or hide shared gateways in the apps

Control Panel Administrators now have the function to show or hide shared gateways for Organization Members in the apps.

Feature Improvements

Gateway column

A new Gateway column showing Organization Members’ gateway connection information has been added to the Connections tab in the Activity page. The column displays what gateways ⁠— shared or private ⁠— Members connect to.


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