Release of WAPT 1.6 – with Windows Update support

by | Oct 2, 2018 | News & Events, WAPT

WAPT 1.6 is now available in a stable version after 6 months of development. It is an incremental version compared to 1.5 that provides you with more than a hundred patches to ensure greater fluidity, simplicity and efficiency.

New features in WAPT 1.6

Among these improvements are the following:
  • Improved performance: the same WAPT server can serve more than 5k agents without the need for clustering
  • Partial inventory shown: the agent no longer brings up its inventory each time. This results in less client-side load and less server-side load. It also brings a better compression of the flows.
  • Better agent reactivity with better threading management and replacement of zeromq by long polling
  • Better management of Windows encodings. You have Chinese characters in your registry, and you’re not even afraid!
  • Refactorization of the Python environment for better insulation against system installations
  • Update of WAPT’s python dependencies, including eventlet, python-socketio and websocket-client to fix borderline cases for example
Among the notable new features of version 1.6:
  • Redesign of the installation procedure with the creation of a simplified the first installation wizard to easily configure the console and the WAPT server
  • Auditing functionality (Enterprise only)
  • Windows Update Management (Enterprise only, Tech-preview)

WAPT manages Windows Updates (Enterprise only)

For months or even years, you have been asking us to include an equivalent of WSUS in WAPT to manage Windows Updates. Due to time and especially lack of resources, we had not been able to meet your needs for deploying Windows Updates until now. Today, we are proud to announce that thanks to your encouragements, we have succeeded. WAPT Enterprise version 1.6 manages Windows Updates from the console, and it works! WAPT 1.6 Enterprise supports updates from Windows XP to Windows 10 on the client side, and from 2003 to 2016 on the server side. This feature is currently in Tech Preview.

More compliance with the audit function (Enterprise only)

With WAPT Enterprise 1.6, control 100% of your IT park. WAPT will launch an audit on your WAPT equiped hosts at regular intervals to determine their status. If it turns out that a workstation no longer meets the configurations you had defined for it, WAPT will alert you. This will give you a greater control over your installed base of workstations and servers. WAPT has been qualified by ANSSI since early 2018 for its security, so we make it a point of honor to provide security features. A secure fleet guarantees the continuity of your business without any hindrance.

Easy to install

Some of you have found the installation of WAPT 1.5 more complicated than previous versions following the introduction of security features. We have therefore rethought the installation and in particular the creation of the private key, the certificate and the agents to be deployed on your hosts. At installation, these three procedures have been combined, they are now simpler and faster.

Various corrections

WAPT 1.6 is always part of our DevSecOps approach and identity and we strive to make security fixes for each version. Various fixes have been made to WAPT Community and Enterprise, to see all the changes made since version 1.5, please consult the changelog.

WAPT 2.2 is available!

With version 2.2, you can now deploy operating systems directly from the WAPT console!

Details about WAPT offers

You have questions, we have the answers


Is there a trial version?

You can try WAPT Enterprise over 30 days. At the end of your trial period, you can confirm your subscription for the Enterprise version by contacting us, or continue with the Community version which will be automatically activated at the end of your 30-day trial period. The 30 days are configured with the license file sent to you by email and is not in the software to download. Try WAPT

What happens when my contract expires?

Two months before the end of your contract, you will be reminded of the deadline when you open your console. You will therefore have time to contact our sales department to renew your contract. If you do not renew your contract, WAPT will automatically switch back to the free version, without loss of data.

Are there Education rates?

Are you a school or a hospital? Contact us for a quote.

How do I get my software after purchase?

When you purchase WAPT licenses, we contact you to proceed with a quick installation on your infrastructure, which includes the installation procedure of the software and a brief explanation of how it works.

What happens if I increase my computer count?

When you buy WAPT Enterprise software, you buy a number of licenses to cover your entire fleet. If the number of workstations in your fleet increases, you must purchase additional licenses. If the number of workstations in your console exceeds the number of workstations provided for in your license file, your console will revert to the free version.


How to get professional support with the Community version?

This is no longer possible since Tranquil IT stopped developing this version.

What do my support tickets include?

Your support tickets allow you to have telephone support for all your questions. The time spent on solving your problem is deducted from your basket of subscribed support hours.

Can I order ready-to-use software packages from you?

If you don’t have the time or the desire to start creating packages, we can provide you with turnkey personalized packages. For more information, contact us.

Can I get help to create a package?

Have you created a package but it doesn’t work the way you would like it to? We can help you fix it with support tickets. For more information, contact us.

You want more answers?

If you have further questions, you can ask them on our forum.