At it-sa you'll get to know everything new about our ISMS tool verinice. You want to know about just released features? You want to know, if verinice is the right Tool for you? You want to express you're thoughts about verinice? We're looking forward to meeting you at our booth. Appointment can be arranged beforehand.
The SAMBA team at SerNet released new EnterpriseSAMBA Packages. 4.0.21 und 4.1.11 are available for download as of now - the security releases address CVE-2014-3560. For more details see the EnterpriseSAMBA News.
To access the packages you need to register at EnterpriseSAMBA Portal first.
As of now verinice 1.8 is ready for download. The new version of the open source tool for your information security management (ISMS) has been put together with the users comfort and ease in mind.
Among the innovations in verinice 1.8, which has been published by SerNet GmbH, are: The management of deadlines for tasks, removing no longer needed objects with repeated imports, new rules for access permissions, breadcrumbs in the object representation, automated addressing (CC / BCC) in mails and the ability to specify a source for report templates.
Seemingly small changes - that have great effect. Alexander Koderman, team lead of Certs & Audit at SerNet, says: "The new version primarily increases the comfort for the user." In his opinion information security management is already a complex field that will further increase in necessity as well as in complexity. "The original idea of verinice always was to make ISMS easier." And that's exactly what version 1.8 tries to accomplish.
In accordance verinice development manager Daniel Murygin stresses: "With verinice 1.8 we have consistently continued on the path to provide a well-to-use ISMS tool that maps complex relationships - and is still a full-grown open source software." For planned versions the mission statement is to further simplify working with the ISMS tool and make it more comfortable. Koderman: "Of course we benefit greatly from the feedback of verinice users who were also the basis for version 1.8." These suggestions are a valuable asset to optimize the ISMS tool in the future.
For more information about the update see the release notes at http://www.verinice.org/verinice-support/release-notes/
"Our workplace is always where Linux is to communicate with Windows or Macintosh components." The high importance of interoperability is highlighted by SerNet CEO Dr. Johannes Loxen in a just published interview with DataCenter Insider.
Loxen's statement also emphasizes SerNet's unique selling point of being the world's only service provider with permanent SAMBA team members. Other topics covered in the interview include the business field SAMBA, the growing role of OpenSource as well as the need for standardization for cloud services and the collaborative efforts behind Open Stack.
The Storage Developer Conference (SDC) will take place in Santa Clara (Kalifornien, USA) September 15 - 18. SerNet participates as "Silver Sponsor". Members of our SAMBA team will be there to inform you about all SAMBA has to offer. They will also add to the agenda with their talks.
On Tuesday, September 16, Michael Adam starts his talk "smbstatus" at 1 pm (PDT). Adam, SAMBA Team Lead at SerNet, takes a look at All-Active Clustering, RDMA and SMB Direct as well as the starting development of Hyper-V for SAMBA. He describes the advanced SMB3-features from the perspective of a SAMBA developer and the challenges entangled with it.
Stefan Metzmacher, developer at SerNet and member of the internationalen SAMBA team, reports about "A New DCERPC Infrastructure for Samba". On Wednesday, September 17., he'll talk about the recent DCERPC-implementation from 3:05 pm. Metzmacher promotes the new infrastructure that will combine all DCERPC implementations and add important new features.
"Scalable CHANGE_NOTIFY", is the topic of the talk Volker Lendecke will give at Wednesday, September 17, from 4:05 till 4:55 pm. Lendecke, developer at SerNet and member of the international SAMBA team as well, concerns himself with the history of CHANGE_NOTIFY. Lendeckes talk looks at the now implemented very well scalable and low-overhead implementation of recursive CHANGE_NOTIFY.
All talks will be available as slides after the SDC 2014 closes its doors. Please check back with us for updates.