This is an article to help understand the release note for Application and Threat Content version 575. With this version Palo Alto Networks has made a metadata change to improve virus detection capabilities for these apps and should have no effect on how these applications are identified.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Will this change effect how the following App-IDs are identified?
Answer: No this change will not alter how the following App-IDs are identified. This is not a signature change for any of the following App-IDs
2. What is metadata ? And what is a metadata change?
Answer: App-ID metadata are attributes of an App-ID that define its characteristics and capabilities. For instance an application timeout or a risk value is an example of metadata for an App-ID. A metadata change is when one of these attributes is changed to improve application capabilities.
3. What metadata change was made for the following App-IDs?
Answer: The metadata change made for the following App-IDs is to improve virus detection and reporting capabilities for the following App-IDs.
4. Will this metadata change have any impact on my current configuration like application filters?
Answer: No this change will have no impact on the current configuration.