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New EnterpriseSAMBA packages in September

The SAMBA team at SerNet has published new EnterpriseSAMBA packages in September.

Available are 4.0.22 und 4.1.12 for various SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu

Please note that you need to register at the EnterpriseSAMBA portal to access the packages.

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it-sa 2014: Get your free eTicket from SerNet

From October 7. to 9. 2014 Nuremberg will host the annual IT security fair <link http: _blank external-link-new-window in>it-sa. SerNet and the verinice team will be there - you'll find us in <link http: de ausstellerprodukte _blank external-link-new-window auf der it-sa>hall 12.0 / 12.0-339. 

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.

To obtain tickets please mail us at <link mail an itsa at sernet> Well send a code for a free e-ticket. The voucher can be redeemed at <link http: de besucher tickets gutschein _blank external-link-new-window your code for an>

 starting August 26.
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New EnterpriseSAMBA Packages: 4.0.21 and 4.1.11

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.

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verinice 1.8: Improving the user experience

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

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"SerNet opens up open source for Windows and Mac".

"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 full-length article is available online to read. 

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