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Release notes

The Versio.io SaaS platform is continuously updated. For each first of the month we summarize the results in a release note for a better overview. For all Versio.io Managed customers, the functionalities will be made available at the end of each month.

Version 2023-01

Core platform

  • Initiative to improve the user experience:
    • Planning of the importer's execution periods
    • OneImporter details shows only active modules
    • User and token access management
    • Coloring of the risk matrix
    • IT governance best practise filter capabilities
  • Common system hardening & optimisation

OneImporter

  • QNAP network attached storage inventory importer available.
  • Apple macOS inventory importer available.
  • Optimize entity structure and ID formation of Juniper network device importer.

Conferences, events & more

Version 2022-12

Core platform

  • Installation wizards for OneImporter and OneGate in initial, empty environments. This helps customers and interested parties get started and produce results in minutes..
  • Expansion of the product and technology knowledge base. 400 products are now supported!
  • Common system hardening & optimisation

OneImporter

  • AVM Fritzbox inventory importer available. Early adopters are welcome to sample the breadth of AVM device models.
  • Start to implement Mainframe inventory importer via Z-rays mainframe agent. Early adopters are welcome starting January 2022!
  • Inventory and visualization of a physical network plan (topology) is now supported for Juniper network devices.

Conferences, events & more

Version 2022-11

Core platform

  • Time-based functions can now be used in governance rules (if date is greater than Today minus 2 days).
  • Improvements for Versio.io Managed (on-premise) installation procedure.
  • Common system hardening & optimisation

OneImporter

  • Extend instance modification to add new attributes.
  • Extend Juniper network inventory
  • Common OneImporter optimisation.

Add-ons

Conferences, events & more

Version 2022-10

Core platform

  • Governance, risk & compliance
    • Extend functions for governance rules verification functions (upperCase, lowerCase, diff pathes, timebased verification)
    • Extend governace best practice rule repository
    • Optimize visualization of governance results/violations
  • Addition of a new function for the comparison of changes.
    • Changes of an instance at different times
    • Changes of different instances at arbitrary times
  • Common system hardening and optimisation

OneImporter

  • Juniper network devices
    • Optimize configuration item (default values, value representation)
    • Network communication inventory (network plan)
  • Script based instance modification functionality

Add-ons

Version 2022-09

Core platform

  • Governance best practise knowledge base and live dashboard
  • Enterprise architecture management
    • Define your architectural targets and verify them with our new Technology radar
    • Get transparency about the technologies used with the Versio.io Technology overview
  • Optimize Versio.io Managed installation process (<30 minutes)
  • 330+ product and technology supported (version characteristic, lifecycle, security)
  • Redesign of the main menu

OneImporter

  • IBM AIX support for OneImporter remote host
  • HTTP and HTTPS proxy support based on environment variables (HTTP_PROXY, HTTP_PROXY, NO_PROXY)
  • File importer
    • Formating optimizations
    • Additional file configuration formats

Conferences, events & more

  • Meet us:
    • IT-GRC 2022 Kongress on 27 and 28 September 2022 in Mannheim at the Rosengarten see conference site
    • PITS 2022 (Deutschlands Kongress für IT- und Cyber-Sicherheit bei Staat und Verwaltung) on 4 and 5 October 2022 in Berlin at the hotel Adlon see conference site
  • Web session:
    • How to identify and manage manufacturer warranty with Versio.io?: see YouTube video
    • Your challenge and our offer - What substantial added value does Versio.io provide for your IT?: see videos

Version 2022-08

Core platform

  • Manuel start and stop buttons for change request executions.
  • Incident ticket soultions integration available for ...
    • ServiceNow
    • Atlassian Jira
    • GitHub
    • GitLab
  • Versio.io's product lifecycle & security API.
  • 300+ product and technology supported (version characteristic, lifecycle, security)

OneImporter

  • Agentless importer for Linux host infrastructure inventory (remote host).
  • Hardware warranty importer for following vendors:
    • Dell
    • Lenovo
    • Intel
  • Installed software importer available.

Events

  • Web session from june 14, 2022 about "How can I document IT landscapes, keep them up-to-date and detect changes?". Recorded web session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRDgSEGzpkI

Version 2022-07

Core platform

  • Product lifecycle & security management
    • Usability imporovements.
    • Customizable verification rules.
    • Automated change request creation.
    • Depth of detail extended to every single available version of the products.
    • Add new 22x products to the product lifecycle and security content database
  • Protection requirement based risk management.
  • Topology detection performance improvements.

OneImporter

  • Cisco network importer available.
  • Full-stack zero configuration OneImporter (host, process, service, file configuration, application).

Events

  • Business Resilience Conference of the IBCRM e.V. - 22.-23. June 2022 - Berlin: more
  • Online-WebSession - 14. June 2022 - WebSession: "How can I document IT landscapes, keep them up-to-date and detect changes?": more

Version 2022-06

Core platform

  • Product lifecycle & security management
  • Zero configuration dashboard to monitore the product lifecycle & security compliance state.
  • Product release & end-of-life content database
    • Depth of detail extended to every single available version of the products.
    • Scope of products in the content database extended by Traefik, IBM Java and Open LDAP

Events

  • Product release, patch & end-of-life compliance monitoring - May 24, 2022 - Online web Session: more

Events

  • Business Resilience Conference of the IBCRM e.V. - 22.-23. June 2022 - Berlin: more
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik - Fachgruppe IT-Controlling - 6. Mai 2022 - Vortragsthema "Kostenverrechnung von dynamisch genutzten Ressourcen automatisieren": more
  • Online-WebSession - 24.Mai 2022 - Vortrag: "Product release, patch & end-of-life compliance monitoring": more

Version 2022-05

Core platform

  • Change Request Management
  • General optimization of the user interface and functionality.
  • Possibility to generate a PDF report as an automated documentation of all incidents within the change request execution and final status.
  • Protection requirement assessments
    • Calculation of an index for protection requirement assessments and inherited protection requirements for better evaluability and optimizability.
  • Juniper network devices
    • Configuration recovery functionality for Juniper network devices.

Events

  • COMPLIANCEforBANKS - 10.-11. Mai 2022 - Köln: more
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik - Fachgruppe IT-Controlling - 6. Mai 2022 - Vortragsthema "Kostenverrechnung von dynamisch genutzten Ressourcen automatisieren": more
  • Online-WebSession - 24.Mai 2022 - Vortrag: "Product release, patch & end-of-life compliance monitoring": more

Version 2022-04

Core platform

  • Early asopter version for solution Change Request Management available.
  • Add Junos OS (Juniper) release, patch and & end-of-life data to product release & end-of-life content database.

OneImporter

  • Microsoft Active Directory importer available.
  • Host importer supports Clear Linux OS.
  • Early adopter version for Network devices importer (Juniper router and switches) available.
  • Optimizations for application and service detection for Datadog importer.

Events

  • Online-WebSession - 26.April 2022 - Vortrag: "Change Request Ausführung live überwachen & automatisiert dokumentieren": more

Version 2022-03

Core platform

  • Governance, Risk & Compliance standard reporting is available.
  • Option to send a test email for e-mail configuration (SMTP).
  • Process and service detection support SAP HANA.
  • Common vulnerabilities & exposures repository ist online: more

OneImporter

  • Windows desktop & server full-stack support for host, process, service and application available.
  • Google Cloud importer available.

Version 2022-02

Core platform

  • Protection requirement assessments functionality delivers:
    • Information basis for structural analysis
    • Change management of protection requirement assessments
    • Determination of the protection requirement
    • Compliance of protection requirement assessments
    • Determination of cost optimization by means of inherited protection requirements
    • See https://www.versio.io/blog-protection-requirement-assessment-aggregate-via-inherit.html
  • Changing governance, risk & compliance root cause results as well as the result resolving the GRC violation are now recorded.
  • Reworking of the business process & batch-job mining. Now, starting and ending process steps are combined into one process step (activity).
  • For the Dynatrace importer the audit log scope of configurations was completed. Furthermore, a recovery function was implemented, which allows restore a configuration status from Versio.io to Dynatrace.
  • The product release lifecycle database has been extended.
  • The login functionality has been optimized so that now only intentional logouts take place.

OneImporter

  • Datadog importer supports service and application detection based on Datadog tags.
  • Host importer supports Oracle Linux.

Version 2022-01

We wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year 2022.

Core platform

  • Extension of topology configuration to include grouping at attribute level.
  • Improved design for email notifications.
  • Automated derivation of configuration for entity data analysis.
  • Extension of the product release and end-of-life database.
  • Implementation of measures to improve IT security within the scope of a pentest

OneImporter

  • New OneImporter to detect
    • Microsoft 365 user identity and subscriptions.
    • web-based application front-end technologies.
    • application users and their activities and endpoint infrastructures.
    • host communication and derive IT application landscapes including their relationships.
  • Content improvements and enhancements:
    • Microsoft Azure importer.
    • Amazon Web Services importer.
    • Kubernetes importer.
    • Dynatrace importer.

Version 2021-12

General

  • Public overview of release and end-of-life product information supported by Versio.io: more

Core platform

  • Versio.io supports installation of Versio.io as a progressive web app (PWA).
  • Optimization usability for mobile devices.
  • Technology recognition enhancement.

OneImporter

  • OneImporter suppports communication via HTTP(S) proxy server.
  • Improvements for Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE) and Amazon Web Services importer.
  • Extend OneImporter with new importer for Kubernetes.
  • Early adopter version for application user inventory importer (infrastructure and behavior monitoring of users, bots and synthetic monitoring).

Version 2021-11

General

  • Overview of the technologies supported by Versio.io: more

Core platform

  • Extend end-of-life product management support for Datadog and Amazon Web Services.
  • Early adopter version for delta topology analyzer user interface.
  • Technology recognition enhancement.

OneImporter

  • Improve importer for Datadog and Amazon Web Services.
  • Extend OneImporter with new importer for UptimeRobot.
  • Extend and stabilization OneImporter core functionality.

Version 2021-10

Core platform

  • Optimization and stabilization of end-of-life product management functionality.
  • Extend product release & end-of-life mapping for Dynatrace and Proxmox Virtual Environment instances.
  • Early adopter version for delta topology analyzer.
  • Optimization of the box arrangement for the city map analysis.
  • Technology recognition enhancement.

OneImporter

  • Extend OneImporter with new importer for Proxmox Virtual Environment.
  • Extend and stabilization OneImporter core functionality.

Version 2021-09

Core platform

  • Optimization and stabilization of end-of-life product management functionality.
  • Extend end-of-life product database.

OneImporter

  • Auto update functionality for Linux and service based OneImporter.
  • Windows 11 host inventory support.
  • Extend and stabilization OneImporter core functionality.

Version 2021-08

Core platform

  • Early adaptor version of End-of-life product database.
    • Centralized and standardised product release and version information.
    • Generate governance and compliance rule set to monitore and verify custome product release strategies.
  • General UX improvements.
  • Bug fixing full text search.

OneImporter

  • Support for importing assets and configuration items from Amazon Web Service (AWS) based IT infrastructures into the Versio.io CMDB.
  • Term harmonization service for specific imported terms (OS and technology names).
  • Extend technology and version detection of Host Process importer.

Version 2021-07

Core platform

  • UX improvements Governance & compliance viewer.
  • Early adaptor version of 3D city map visualization.
  • Completion of the update mechanism for Versio.io managed instances.

OneImporter

  • Term harmonization service for specific imported terms (OS and technology names).
  • Extend technology and version detection of Host Process importer.

Version 2021-06

Core platform

  • UX improvements instancer history viewer.
  • Add mappings for Versio.io importer host and host process in CVE Browser (IT security).
  • Bug fixing for Versio.io database, Governance & Compliance processing and topology service.

OneImporter

  • On a Linux host, a service and a Docker-based OneImporter can now be run in simultaneously with different configurations.
  • If the time period for the execution of a OneImporter configuration is selected to be smaller than the required execution time, then a corresponding event is thrown in Event & Actions.
  • Optimize Host Process importer:
    • Extend the process detection templates list.
    • Extend software version detection.
    • Enrich full-stack topology with web server configurations.

Version 2021-05

Core platform

  • UX improvements instancer history viewer.
  • Bug fixing for Governance & Compliance processing, event management, topology service and full-text search.

OneImporter

  • Optimize Host Process importer:
    • Define custome specific process detection templates.
    • Open port detection.
    • Software version detection.
    • Enrich full-stack topology with web server configurations.

Version 2021-04

Core platform

  • Optimizing login and authorization functionility to easier switch between Versio.io environments and refresh login API key.
  • UX improvements at configuration area to to avoid misconfigurations.
  • Bug fixing for update CVE repository and full text search.
  • The new Versio.io update service automates all activities necessary to update the version of Versio.io instances. This allows Versio.io Managed customers to perform the server update 100% automated.

OneImporter

  • Host importer optimize detection of network interfaces and disk mounts.
  • New Host Process importer is available as a Early adopter version (EA).
    • Full-stack infrastructure and software application process detection:
      • Process attributes and process hierachy.
      • Process technology and its version.
      • Services provided by the processes (database, web service, message queue, etc.).
      • Topological relationship of processes and service to applications.
    • Support of container-based processes and services.

Version 2021-03

Core platform

  • Instance Viewer
    • Filter via full-text search.
    • Show active, deleted, total number of instances.
  • Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVE) repository
    • Filtering by products included in the CVE.
    • Update function for Versio.io Managed instances extended by product mappings.
  • Web UI configurater for Generic Command Execution importer and instance modification.
  • Redesign and performance optimization of the Instance History Viewer.
  • Bug fixing for reprocess instances of an entity and entity display names.

OneImporter

  • Support of instance modification for all importer now available.
  • OneImporter is now also available for Windows-based desktop and server operating systems.
  • Installation wizard of OneImporter supports uninstall scripts too.
  • The stability of the port scan importer has been increased (increase timeout time and number of retries).
  • VMware vSphere importer is now general available version (GA).
  • New Generic Command Execution importer is available.

Version 2021-02

Versio.io SaaS

  • Support IPV6 access.
  • Environment for common vulnerabilities & exposures (CVE)
    • Daily update of NVD and Red Hat CVEs.
    • Change history for each CVE.
    • Analysing and reporting of CVE content.
    • Notification function for new and changed CVEs.

Core platform

  • Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVE) repository
    • Integration Red Hat CVEs
    • Optimize uniform view for CVE details
    • View for impact rule visualization
    • View for CMDB mappings
    • View for use in Versio.io governance & compliance models
    • Separate filter value for a CVE ID.
    • Deep link suppport for single CVEs or other filter configurations.
    • Insert and update function for CVE of generated Governance & Compliance models.
    • Logical optimisation of the verification logic to reduce the verification CPU power and optimise the readability of the verification results.
    • Extend the mapping instance for vendor/product and Versio.io instances.
    • Extension of the CVE view to include the number of available mappings and CVE usage.
    • CVE update functionality for Versio.io Managed instances.
  • The installation wizard now also supports update commands for Docker and service-based OneImporters.
  • UX improvements:
    • Clearer design for the instance viewer view including instance metrics.
    • Restructure and redesign mainmenu.
  • Maintenance view in Versio.io web user interface for times when the Versio.io platform was shut down.
  • Minor bug fixes

OneImporter

  • The images of Docker-based OneImporters can now be obtained directly from the Versio.io server. This means that access to a Docker repository is no longer necessary for the installation.
  • The Host Importer always determines the number of CPUs, network interfaces and mounted disks. The determination of the detailed information can be activated for the host importer in the user interface as before.
  • The File Content Importer now imports the entire file content as an attribute value for unknown file types (file extension).
  • Optimisation of the logging format for all importers. Using the unique importer execution ID, the logging can now be filtered accordingly.

Version 2021-01

Core platform

  • Topology detection & research
    • Performance improvements for topology reprocessing.
    • Bug fixings topology detection.
  • Operation diary performance improvements for table view.
  • Breadcrump for a better user experience.
  • Separation of the configuration for topology detection from the entity settings.
  • In the server settings there is now an overview of the status of all services.
  • Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVE) repository viewer and analyzer available.
  • Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVE) supports NVD and Red Hat CVEs.

OneImporter

  • Bug fixes in the Dynatrace OneImporter.

Version 2020-12

Core platform

  • We are very proud that the new Topology Detection & Research service is available in version 1.0. All previous topology services are thus obsolete and are no longer supported. Customers should store appropriate topology configurations in Topology Services (e.g. based on Management Zones or applications from Dynatrace).
  • Data analysis supports the topology filter.
  • Display names of deleted instances are now shown again.
  • The logging file folder can be customized using the environment variable 'VERSIO_LOG_FOLDER'.
  • The Versio.io user interface displays the server and all OneImporter versions.
  • Business Process & Batch Job Monitoring models can be fully reprocessed (process mining) in case of configuration changes.
  • Business Process & Batch Job Monitoring for the process mining are now event driven (previously time driven). This means that the process model is updated by the process information immediately after a change is detected.
  • The cost allocation models can now be created and edited directly in the environment settings of the Versio.io user interface.
  • Usability and performance improvements and some minor bug fixes.

OneImporter

  • Optimization of the Dynatrace importer for the correct display of the temporal topology view:
    • Host and process instances are marked as deleted if the availability status is 'UNAVAILABLE', 'UNMONITORED' or 'UNKNOWN'.
    • Problems are marked as deleted after they reach the status 'CLOSED'.
  • The logging size of the OneImporter was locally limited to 1 GByte.

Version 2020-11

Core platform

  • In the Operation Diary, filtering by topology is now supported (e.g. application, management zone, etc.).
  • The full text search has been completely reimplemented as a separate microservice to ensure high-performance searches even with a rapidly increasing number of instances and changes in the Versio.io environments.
  • The time engine for data analysis over time has been graphically redesigned in the data and topology analysis to motivate user usage.
  • The instance and change viewer has been enhanced with the following functions:
    • Search for attribute names and values
    • Expand all inclusive list
    • Save the raw data in JSON format on the operating system clipboard.
  • The design of the email notification for Versio.io events has been optimised.
  • When querying records via API, the current server time is always returned in Unix format.
  • Governance & Compliance
  • The Governance & Compliance verification results now include a direct link to related events to map a consistent user flow.
  • The calculation for the processing time of Governance & Compliance verification has been corrected.

OneImporter

  • The OneImporter now has a unique version number. This can be displayed in the web interface under Environment settings -> OneImporter -> Instances -> Details.

Version 2020-10

Core platform

  • First basic version of the component for automated topology recognition is now introduced. ⇾ With this service we mark a new milestone for the Versio.io platform. Be curious!
  • Added topology filter functionality in instance viewer.
    • Dynatrace management-zone topology
    • Dynatrace application topology
    • Further application scenarios of the new topology recognition will follow in the next months.
  • Governance & compliance solution
    • Redesign of governance & compliance result view.
    • Add filter option for rules, category, severity and topology.
    • Extensive performance improvements for the rule checks of the governance & compliance solution.
  • Extend data analysis functionality:
    • Added CSV export functionality in data analysis.
    • Added beautifying functionality in data analysis.
  • The associated events are now displayed in the instance history.
  • Performance and stability improvements of operation diary.

OneImporter

  • The OneImporter can now run as a Linux service (systemd). So the OneImporter can start automatically after a reboot.
  • The File importer now supports property and configuration files (.properties, .config, .conf, .cfg, .cnf, .cf, .ini)
  • The following new importers are now available:
    • DataDog importer provides instances from a DataDog environment.
    • Instana importer provides instances from an Instana environment.
    • Microsoft Azure importer provides instances from a Microsoft Azure subscription.

Security

  • All node.js runtime environments (microservices and OneImporter) have been updated to version 12.18.4 for IT security reasons

Version 2020-09

Core platform

  • The dashboard now shows the total number of instances and changes.
  • In inventory analysis report configurations can now be saved and shared with other users.
  • The filter function in operation diary has been revised with regard to stability.
  • Events that have occurred are also displayed directly in the instance history viewer at the change.
  • The number of topology elements in the instance history viewer has been reduced to optimize usability and performance.
  • For each OneImporter, the overview now also shows the data of the OneImporter execution environment and the process ID for a better overview.

OneImporter

  • The OneImporter CPU and memory footprint have been drastically optimized so that a minimal impact is felt on the running computer (0.5% CPU usage, 200 MB RAM).
  • In the SSL certificate importer you can now specify time thresholds for the validity of the SSL certificate. The result is a boolean value. This simplifies rule-based verification.
  • The database schema importer now additionally supports the collection of views and indices.
  • The following new importers are now available:
    • Host importer provides information about CPUs, RAM, network devices, mounted disks, operating system and environment variables.
    • Folder importer provides information about folder structure and contained files.
    • Generic REST API importer provides instances from application with an open REST API. This means that it is not always necessary to implement a separate importer for each application itself.
  • The installation, start and stop commands for in the OneImporter Wizard have been optimized to reduce misuse by the end user.