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Get to know verinice 1.6.3 at it-sa 2013

01.10.2013

The verinice team will be present at the IT security fair it-sa in Nuremberg (8 - 10 October 2013). You will find us in Hall 12, Booth 333.

Find out the latest news about our ISMS software in version 1.6.3 - it provides security managers with simplifications for their daily tasks and furthers the development of the workflow engine which started with version 1.6 consistently. Of course, we can also advise you in all matters relating to information security standards such as BSI IT-Baseline Protection and ISO 27001, data protection and risk management.

We're free for individual appointments!

Want to visit us at the it-sa? Then redeem voucher number 27069 on www.it-sa.de/en/visitors/tickets/voucher/ - you'll receive a free e-ticket. Or contact us at it-sa@sernet.de.


verinice 1.6.3 has been released

19.09.2013

New in this release

  • Copy with links
    When copying objects, these can now be copied including links to other objects if desired. Thanks to this feature complete subtrees can be selected in the tree view and can be duplicated with all the links within the sub- tree as well as other elements. Thus, for example templates for audits can be created and their copies shall also be linked to central resources (eg overarching guidelines, responsible persons).
  • Scope display in different views
    When displaying related objects the related scope will be displayed in a new column. So now the desired objects with identical names (eg "Mail Server") can be identified faster.
  • Java 7
    The JRE version delivered with verinice is now 1.7.0_25 .
  • verinice.PRO
    New RPM package for the user manual
    For verinice.PRO the new package "verinicepro-manual" is available.
    After the installation a new tab is available on the intranet site of the verinice.PRO server. You can now access the user manual via PDF download or as HTML pages.
  • Various improvements:

    • The import uses significantly less memory resources.
    • Additional keyboard shortcuts are available.
    • Drag-and-drop is now possible for basic protection measures.
    • IT-Baseline modules are displayed in the link manager.
    • The report cache can now be reset in the report dialog .
    • We have improved the behavior for default folders in the report dialog.
    • In reports designed accordingly a multiple selection for scopes is available.
    • Objects are immediately visible after moving into previously empty groups.
    • Compatibility with Java 8.


Change the working directory - Notes:
If you have changed the path for the working directory of verinice in the file "verinice.ini", please check the information in the full release notes.
These can be found at:
verinicepro.org/release-notes/ (German only at the moment.)


verinice1.6.2 is out

27.05.2013

Download verinice in version 1.6.2 - new in this release:

  • Vulnerability Tracking with Greenbone GSM and verinice



    With verinice and Greenbone / OpenVAS, you're well prepared when ISO 27001:2013 is published, come the end of 2013! It increases the importance of the detection and removal of software with known technical vulnerabilities with the (extended) section A.12.6 "Technical Vulnerability Management" and the new  A.18.1.3 "Technical Compliance Inspection"!
    You can import your scan results from Greenbone GSM / OpenVAS directly into verinice and use it there as part of your risk analysis. Users of IT baseline protection benefit from the new automated import of GSM IT Baseline Protection scans via the verinice webservice.

  • Workflow-based vulnerability tracking and patch management



    With verinice.PRO you can go further in tracking vulnerabilities: Do you know the problem, that you're faced with hundreds or thousands of identified vulnerabilities and now you have to evaluate and aggregate them by topic and responsibility? Can you still manage the timely fix of these vulnerabilities if you use distributed responsibilities - maybe even worldwide - that have to be considered in patch management?
    Verinice.PRO brings a new type of workflow specifically designed for this purpose. Identified weak spots are packed in compact groups for individual managers, are communicated via e-mail notification and web frontend and the prompt correction is monitored by the workflow enginge of verinice.PRO. The configurable, regularly scheduled transfer from the scanner to verinice confirmes the adjustment as final instance - or uncovers the patching of vulnerable software left undone.

  • The verinice risk catalog
    The new verinice risk catalog is now available in our webshop. It facilitates and accelerates the implementation of a risk assessment in accordance to ISO 27005. Our new screencast shows the use of the catalog and the basic risk assessment methodology in verinice - see http://www.verinice.com/en/media. Both, the screencast and the catalog, are available in German and English.
    The catalog is already included in verinice.PRO subscriptions.
  • The vernice.PARTNER network
    On our new site verinice.com/en/partner you will now find a steadily growing list of experienced advisers. They have already mastered  several projects with verinice / verinice.PRO, successfully coached their customers and can achieve the goals set by them. verinice.PARTNER support you accordingly to their specialities both with the technical implementation of a information security project / audits as well as the installation and maintenance of a verinice instance.
  • Entry forms take dependencies with regard to contents into account
    All entry forms in verinice support to show and hide form fields depending on previous selections. Thus, for example the fields for the required levels of protection disappear as soon as the user selects the "maximum principle" for automatic inheritance. These dependencies can now be found in many places, they provide an improved overview as well as improve data quality.

Please check the general instructions for the update and the release notes (German only at the moment).


Subscribe to the verinice manual

30.01.2013

As of now the manual for the free open source tool verinice. is available at the verinice Online Shop. verinice helps you to handle the management of information security.

Over 150 pages explain the operation of the Client for Windows, Mac and Linux, describe the web frontend and give many instruction for the operation of the verinice.PRO server.

Separate chapters deal with the topics "Methods for Risk Management",
working withe the different perspectives, "Privacy", "Basic protection", "ISM / ISO" and "VDA" especially for the users in the Automotive sector.

The manual is only available as subscription and is distributed as PDF. For 49.98 Euros, customers get a one-year-access to the documentation maintained by SerNet. The manual is free for users of verinice.PRO.

We do not sell paper that is already outdated at the time of delivery. Rather, customers have the opportunity to download the current PDF up to the last day of their subscription.

With the manual SerNet tries to transfer the successful open source distribution model of the update subscriptions to the documentation as well.

Visit http://shop.v.de to shop the offer.


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