Instart May 2019 release

Instart May 2019 release

Instart has added another set of great new capabilities and enhancements. In this post, we’ll share the biggest highlights from the May 2019 release, along with where to find relevant documentation if you want to learn more.

Instart Tag Control enhancements

Web form and cookie protection analytics

This new capability allows viewing information on which third-party domains are attempting to access web forms and cookies with sensitive data that are protected by Instart Tag Control. This new capability allows customers to build better access control policies by seeing which thirdparty services are trying to access sensitive user data in web forms and cookies on a site. Once they lock down these forms and cookies, it then allows them to watch for any new unauthorized access in the future. 

You can learn more about protection analytics, here.

Instart Web Performance enhancements

TLS 1.3 protocol support including 0-RTT

With support for new TLS 1.3 protocol, we are enabling faster and more secure HTTPS connections to our service for users and devices. TLS 1.3 offers enhanced security and performance compared to TLS 1.2. TLS 1.3 offers hardened security with better encryption and removes the use of older insecure ciphers.  TLS 1.3 also improves performance by removing a full round-trip from the connection setup process. And finally, TLS 1.3 with 0-RTT allows resumption of existing HTTPS sessions with no round trip latency.

Contact support to have TLS 1.3 enabled for your account.

HTML Streaming configuration enhancements

HTML Streaming improves the performance of dynamic personalized web pages by learning which parts of the HTML code are the same across all users and sending out that portion in advance of the user-specific HTML generated by the back-end web server. 

This release includes additional tuning controls in our web portal and configuration files that allow customers to further improve the performance and applicability of this feature. New controls allow Instart to recognize when the same HTML page templates are used across different URL patterns — for example all product or category pages. Customers can also more easily include or exclude the inspection of querystring parameters from our learning and optimization systems.

You can learn more about the new tuning features, here.

Role-based access control enhancements

The role-based access control (RBAC) feature has been enhanced with an expanded set of read-only access privileges for configuration across our Web Performance and Tag Control products. As a reminder, role-based access control (RBAC) allows customers to set up custom roles so that employees in their enterprise only have access to the properties and functions required for their role. Customers will retain their existing permissions setup, but now have the flexibility to create new roles and teams.

You can learn more about role-based access control, here.