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Jesse Roland

09 August 2018


Introduction

So you want to propose a serious software solution to your team but find yourself hesitating before stepping forward to suggest using a blockchain. The term has come to have a skewed meaning in today’s world with the hysteria surrounding the cryptocurrency phenomena. In reality, a blockchain is essentially a chain of data that uses hashes to ensure integrity.

programming, open-source, security, blockchain


Jessica Sauers

16 August 2018


I fell in love rescuing kittens at a young age, but was never able to truly dedicate myself until now. I have been an Onyx Point, Inc. employee for over two years which has given me an amazing opportunity for flexible time and work-life balance. This good fortune has enabled me to have the time and energy to spend on rescuing opportunities within the Baltimore community.

outreach, animal rescue, baltimore humane society


Dylan Cochran

21 August 2018


Introducing SIMP Console

Current versions of SIMP Community Edition (CE) and SIMP Enterprise Edition (EE) ship with a full ELG stack that includes Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Grafana to provide a web dashboard to view the status of your environment. While this provided insights into what systems are doing, there were limitations. Elasticsearch and Logstash can require a lot of administration overhead in larger environments. Grafana is built to show graphs that change over time. While excellent for showing high level views of data over time, Grafana has issues with going into details when reporting large amounts of information on individual systems. Grafana has also prevented any reasonable way of command and control for users that wanted to be able to take actions on the data reported.

For new versions of SIMP Enterprise Edition, we are adding the SIMP Console, the new graphical user interface that integrates feature requests for SIMP that we received from our existing web dashboard users as well as new features our engineers have been excited to include.

With SIMP Console, the framework is more open to users and allows more command/control options while still being as flexible and extensible as possible. SimpEE customers will be able to customize the information users can see and what sources are being polled. The SIMP Console is designed for customers to integrate into their existing IT infrastructure and internal policies as much as possible

New details will be added to our website in the coming weeks. Follow us for information about our Beta availability (for existing SimpEE customers) and blog posts about some of the SIMP Console’s new features

Introducing SimpLE

On the heels of SIMP Console, we’d also like to announce a new edition of SIMP, SIMP Lite Edition (LE), or as we’ve come to call it, SimpLE.

SIMP Lite Edition combines SIMP Console with SIMP Compliance Engine. SimpLE will give users the opportunity to use SIMP Console to view and configure their fully customized install of SimpLE into their established environment without having to purchase the entire Enterprise Edition suite. Organizations can create custom profile content or add additional pre-configured compliance profile content.

SIMP Lite Edition offers a balance of features between the Open Source SIMP Community Edition (CE) and the commercial Enterprise Edition. It is a licensed, commercial edition of SIMP designed for users that need to implement a variety of customized compliance standards into their existing environments and software stacks.

Onyx Point, Inc. has developed SIMP Lite Edition to enable you to incorporate SIMP into your existing infrastructure, your way

programming, open-source, simp, enterprise, simp console


Iris Kwok

23 August 2018


In July, I was very fortunate to be in beautiful Vancouver to attend the Design & Content Conference hosted by Republic of Quality. I’ve never been to such a large design conference before and I was super excited to connect with other designers and see the diversity of speakers and talks. I was not disappointed – I was so inspired by all the fantastic talks and the new friends I made. I gained so much to bring back to my work at Onyx Point, Inc.

design, ux, content, inclusion, diversity

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