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SerNet sponsors SDC 2017

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SerNet is part of the <link https: events storage-developer _blank internal link in current>Storage Developer Conference (SDC) as Silver Sponsor. The SDC, hosted by SNIA, will take place from September 11 - 14 in Santa Clara (California, USA). In addition to the Samba developer team, SerNet is also present with its sales team and information about <link https: internal link in current>SAMBA+.

Ralph Böhme and Stefan Metzmacher, members of the international Samba team and Samba developers at SerNet, also contribute to the SDC program. Stefan Metzmacher will be speaking on  <link https: meetings _blank authentication with multiple domains and>"Windows Authentication With Multiple Domains and Forests" on Wednesday, September 13, from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm local time in room Lafayette / San Tomas. The talk provides an overview of the authentication protocols used in Samba (Kerberos, NTLMSSP and Netlogon Secure Channel). As well as their limitations, different trust levels, and the status of Samba as AD DC regarding trust.

<link https: meetings _blank and improving samba fileserver>"Understanding and Improving Samba Fileserver Performance" is the lecture by Ralph Böhme. Also on Wednesday, September 13, he will talk about the work that was put into the optimization of the file server performance of Samba last year from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm (local time) in room Lafayette / San Tomas.


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See verinice in Action at it-sa 2017

<link https: en _blank external-link-new-window it-sa>it-sa - the annual fair and meeting place for the IT security industry - will take place from 10 to 12 October in Nuremberg this year. SerNet will be there together with verinice.PARTNERS at the <link https: _blank external-link-new-window verinice>verinice booth in Hall 9 / 9-204.

SerNets verinice.TEAM will be accompanied by some partners from the <link https: en partner _blank external-link-new-window>verinice.PARTNERS network. <link http: _blank external-link-new-window cassini>Cassini, <link http: _blank external-link-new-window it-infosec>IT-InfoSec, <link https: _blank external-link-new-window neam>neam and <link https: _blank external-link-new-window>SILA Consulting are part of the project. Together they will present verinice and offer an outlook on verinice 1.15. The partners will also inform about their individual services such as the design, implementation and optimization of a management system for information security, as well as certification and trainings.

You want  to learn more about verinice or certain functions? You want to know if verinice is the right tool for you? Or just give us feedback on the software? You want to get to know some verinice.PARTNERS and their services? We look forward to welcoming you at our booth. For appointments send us an email to

Free eTicket

Get your visitor ticket for free access to it-sa: Just redeem the voucher code A361597 at <link http: voucher _blank external-link-new-window it-sa>

. With a visitor ticket you’ll be able to explore it-sa on any day starting at 9am.
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verinice 1.14 available: responsive web front end

verinice.PRO Dashboard: ISO view

verinice has been released in version 1.14 and is available at the <link https: external-link-new-window>verinice.SHOP. <link https: external-link-new-window>Sernet's verinice.TEAM has several major and minor changes packed into the release for the ISMS tool. One focus is on the redesign of the web front end. In addition, there are already some changes in the background for the newly introduced license management. The <link https: support release-notes _self external-link-new-window notes verinice>release notes offer all details.

Redesigned web front end

The most striking innovation of verinice 1.14 is the basic redesign of the web front end, which can be used by verinice.PRO customers. This presents itself sleaker, with more comfortable user experience - and responsive. verinice.PRO users are now able to use it with mobile devices. In addition, the web front end has been upgraded in terms of security.

Newly added is a graphical analysis, which always provides an overview of the current status of information security.
It shows the implementation status of the basic protection measures and the ISO controls across all organisations/scopes. This shoul simplify the daily work of CISOs and security officers in particular. With the graphical interface, they can retrieve results in real-time and report them.

The changes are the first step of a fundamental overhaul of the web front end. Further functions will be added.


Also new in verinice 1.14 is a comprehensive license management: Standards can be integrated directly into the tool with their original content. Licenses can be purchased in the <link https: _blank external-link-new-window>verinice.SHOP soon. With verinice 1.14  the preparations for upcoming versions have begun in the background. One of the upcoming innovations concerns the German modernized IT Baseline Protection.

Interested to get a glimpse at the verinice future? Meet us at <link https: en ausstellerprodukte itsa17 exhibitor-29697227 sernet-gmbh external-link-new-window at it-sa>it-sa 2017 (10 - 12 October 2017) in Nuremberg, Germany. Just send an email to <link http: external-link-new-window an email to> for an appointment.

Free upgrade

You bought the previous version verinice 1.13 after June 10, 2017? Contact us at <link mail an email to> and we will send you a voucher code to download verinice 1.14.

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sambaXP 2017 - schedule is public

sambaXP 2017 is the 16th event of the yearly Samba show and a nice anniversary if written in hex: 0x10 :-) The schedule is fully packed with talks from the international <link http: _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>samba team, from customers with user experience reports and vendors that integrate Samba into their products.

The complete schedule has been published on <link https: _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>

. Registration is open for the conference on Wednesday and Thursday and an optional Tutorial with Stefan Kania on Tuesday to refresh your Samba skills.

This year's conference again is about the progress and future roadmap of Samba - but also the time to look back on the existing code: After a first analysis Samba is not vulnerable regarding the Shadow Broker attacks - but even besides this annoying facts there are bugs and other challenges in Samba to report about.

The organisers at SerNet love to report that Google, Microsoft and Red Hat again appear as partners and sponsors of sambaXP. With their support all Samba team members can attend the show for free and students and other younger folks can be given cost reducing grants.

This conference is dedicated to <link https: _blank external-link-new-window externen link in neuem>Lars Müller, who died in 2016 after long illness. He was a long term <link http: _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Samba Team member, a good friend of many people at SerNet and a diligent <link https: _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>sambaXP participant.