SIMP Console 1.0.0 Available

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Dylan Cochran

Hanover, MD, 07 May 2019


SIMP Console 1.0 Available

Today marks a benchmark for SIMP products as we are excited to announce the availability of SIMP Console 1.0.0.!

The SIMP Console provides insight into your system’s continuous compliance posture and integrates data from the SIMP Compliance Engine to visualize the state of your Puppet-applied module parameters.

Out of the box, SIMP Console includes:

  • Support for ingesting XCCDF(SCAP) results from a number of scanning engines
  • Integration with SIMP Compliance Engine (SCE) to provide puppet oriented context information
  • Reports generated in XLS, HTML, and PDF format
  • Notification system for forwarding results to Email and Slack
  • A client side scanning utility that automates scanning and collection for console feed
  • Integration with AD, LDAP, and Google Authentication
  • Full Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and delegation of privileges by assigning users specific roles on a subset of nodes
  • A fully featured plugin system to access/create notification services, scan types, custom reports, and authentication backends

Scan Results

Report View

Notifications

When upgrading from a previous beta version of the SIMP Console, to 1.0.0, you will have to rm -rf /var/db/simp/simp-console.db if using SQLite, or drop database and create database if using PostgreSQL. Now that 1.0 has been finalized the database compatibility will be maintained between subsequent versions.

Changes from Beta Version 0.20.0

  • Add Notifications subsystem
  • Enable RBAC by default
  • Add cover page to scan reports
  • Add permissions tab and the ability to delegate permission
  • Multiple bugfixes

Feedback

Feedback can be sent by clicking on the ‘Feedback’ link in the user dropdown, or by direct email.

SIMP Console Documentation

The latest revision of all SIMP Console documentation will be found here.

Quick Installation Instructions

In order to install simp-console packages from the simp 6 platform repository, you need to have a valid SIMP EE or LE license key in /etc/simp/license.key.

sudo yum install https://download.simp-project.com/simp/yum/simp-6-platform.rpm
sudo yum install simp-vendored-ruby
sudo yum install simp-console-1.0.0
sudo service simp-console start


Want to learn more about SIMP? Download our whitepaper! or request a free trial of Enterprise or Lite Editions.

Dylan is a software engineer at Onyx Point and brings over 10 years of software engineering experience across a wide variety of industries and spaces. He currently leads the commercial SIMP team and is responsible for the day to day development of SIMP Enterprise Edition and SIMP Lite Edition. Dylan also conceptualized and spearheaded the SIMP Console.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

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