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verinice 1.9 available for download

21.11.2014

As of now verinice 1.9 is available for download. The update at a glance:

  • VDA ISA Standard 2.0
    In verinice 1.9 the new IS-assessment Catalog of the Association of the Automotive Industry is implemented. The standard has been thoroughly revised and adjusted to the new requirements of the updated ISO 27001: 2013.
    Due to a special unify function existing levels of maturity can be transferred to the new chapter numbering. Existing assessment results can be reused, and users do not have to start completely from scratch. That should reduce the cost of the update and for the re-evaluation as much as possible.
    Any changes took place in close contact with the authors of the ISA catalog in the corresponding working group of the Association. Conformity to the questionnaire is 100% guaranteed.
  • Account Management (verinice.PRO)
    A completely new user and group management facilitates the creation and maintenance of the authorization concept. This comes in handy especially for a large number of verinice users and groups.
  • Report Repository (verinice.PRO)
    verinice 1.9 comes with a newly introduced central report repository. This makes reports generated with the vDesigner available for all users of verinice.PRO servers. The central report repository is synched by the client and cached locally so that all the reports are still available in offline mode. In addition, only local reports can be stored in the client - eg for testing or confidential evaluations. Here, local and server reports are designated and distinguished clearly in the list.
    For each report, the required and reasonable output formats can now also be programmed centrally (DOC, XLS, PDF...).
    The standard reports included with verinice can be managed in the same way. Thus, e.g. a standard report will be replaced by a custom template, for example if in all reports a company logo is to be used, etc.
  • Easy changes in the permission dialog (verinice.PRO)
    The authorization dialog for assigning access rights to objects has also been revised. It is now easier and more comfortable to set, read and write permissions for individual objects or groups of objects.

verinice 1.8: new version for better handling of information security

04.08.2014

verinice 1.8 has been released. The new version is ready to be downloaded here.

verinice 1.8 delivers a couple of new features to make the management of your ISMS even more friendly and efficient:

  • Generic workflow
    When the deadline for a task has passed, the task stays with the person responsible. The initiator of the task receives a notification email. The asignee can request to postpone the deadline and the initiator can accept or deny this request.
  • Deleting objects during import
    When repeatedly importing objects from the same data source, it is now possible to delete objects from a previous import that have also been removed in the source.
  • Read permissions in task view
    The task view now regards read permissions of objects. A task is only displayed to the user when the user is also allowed to see the object for which the task has been created.
  • Read permissions in file view
    Read permissions are now considered in the file view. Files are only displayed when the user also has permissions to read the object to which the file has been attached.
  • Object path in the relation view
    The relation view now shows breadcrumbs for each displayed link target as a tooltip.
  • Cc- and Bcc-Recipient for emails
    It is now possible to configure a Cc or Bcc address that is used in every email sent out by the email notification feature.
  • Default directory for report templates
    The report dialog remembers the used template folder if the user selects this option.

Please regard the general notes for updating.

The new features in verinice 1.8 come from user requests. By close and frequent communication with the support and development team, users were able to communicate their experiences and to initiate improvements. We continue to promote this vibrant exchange. Please write us at verinice@remove-this.sernet.de - we will consider your concerns. 


it-sa 2014: Get tickets from the verinice-team

10.07.2014

verinice will be present at the IT-security expo it-sa from October 7th to 9th 2014 in Nuremberg. Meet up with the team in hall 12.0 / 12.0-339 and get all the news about verinice as well as the future roadmap. 

You're planning to attend? We'll hand out codes for etickets - just send uns an email to itsa@remove-this.sernet.de. It can be redeemed at www.it-sa.de/voucher from August 26th onwards.  

 

 


verinice 1.7.0 available

09.05.2014

From now on verinice is available in version 1.7.0. Main changes are: 

ISO 27001:2013 / IT Baseline-Catalog, 13th Addition

The standards ISO / IEC 27001:2013 and the IT-Baseline Catalog with its 13th supplemental set are availabe in the most recent versions.

Direct import for file structures

verinice can now import entire subtrees from the file system into the database in a single action. Folder structures are also listed, files create appropriate objects and are imported simultaneously as attachments. Existing policies or audit evidence can be quickly and simply transfered into the database. The import can also create connections between objects, e.g. map the relationship between policies and the controls described therein.

Consolidate with links

A new consolidation function for IS Assessments makes it possible to transfere existing audit results to surveillance audits. Existing linkages such as to central directives and other objects are taken into acount. This feature facilitates the continuous checking of information security through the acquisition of past findings and the evidence as a starting point for a new audit .

Web service for Importing File Attachments

Other applications are now able to import attachments automatically using the web service. For example, reports from OpenVAS / Greenbone-GSM can be created automatically in the verinice database and the original reports are stated as well as reference.

Task overview

A new report for verinice.PRO users shows tasks in the system that are assigned using workflows. Thus, the processing status of each task, the person responsible and the time frames are visible and make it a lot easier to track tasks at hand.

English Manuals

Manuals are available in English now. These include: 

  • verinice.PRO installation under CentOS and RHEL
  • Installation of the verinice.PRO Appliance
  • Quick reference for the verinice. Report Designer (vDesigner)

Information about Heartbleed

16.04.2014

"Heartbleed" - a severe vulnerability in the OpenSSL encryption software - currently worries the IT scene. At SerNet and in the verinice team we looked into the matter intensively and found corresponding solutions. We will keep you updated about all possible developments. 

Information for verinice customers:

  • The verinice client is not affected.
  • Users of the appliances should draw or update the OpenSSL package , the update is already available.
  • Heartbleed has also affected the verinice repository. We have already taken all the necessary measures , the server is no longer vulnerable.

UPDATE for SerNet customers with firewall systems:

All measures to be taken have been completed. Affected customers were informed and the vulnerability is closed. If necessary, the SSL certificates were exchanged.

If you have specific questions about your systems and Heartbleed, please call us at +49 551 37 0000 0 or send an e-mail to heartbleed@remove-this.sernet.de or contact the verinice support directly.


Successful coupling: Greenbone and verince

04.04.2014

A case study from Greenbone Networks GmbH shows how to make automated vulnerability management possible in combination with verinice: LEONI AG, automotive supplier headquartered in Nuremberg, relies on a combination of Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) and verinice.PRO 

The case study "Vulnerability Management" is available as PDF at Greenbone.

As it stands out, LEONI was able to increase the elimination of vulnerabilities significantly as well as raise the efficiency of globally distributed IT teams. Success factor is the close integration of the two components - made possible by Greenbone Networks and SerNet working together closely. As a result LEONI achieved time savings and reduced the number of vulnerabilities to one tenth of the previous value.

You want to know more about GSM and verinice? Please feel free to send us a mail to verinice@remove-this.sernet.de.
 


CeBIT 2014: Meet the verinice-Team

03.03.2014

From March 10th - 14th, our verinice-Team and SerNet relocate to Hannover to take part in the CeBIT 2014. You'll find us ins hall 6, stand G10 – visit us there and get to know all the developments regarding our ISMS-Tool.

Exchange your ideas and your future requiremets for verinice with us, learn more about the verinice roadmap and have a look at verinice.PRO. Or just enjoy a cup of coffee with us.

You need an eTicket? We've got one for you! Just contact us at cebit@sernet.de

We're looking forward to meet you in Hannover!


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).


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