SIMP Console Beta 0.16.0 Available

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Dylan Cochran

Hanover, MD, 12 February 2019


SIMP Console Beta 0.16.0 Available

We are proud to announce the availability of SIMP Console 0.16.0. This is the first Beta-ready version of the SIMP Console, and has such contains early functional versions of the core workflow, such as:

  • At-a-glance dashboard for failure/success on folders and subfolders.
  • Hierarchical tree of folders, to group systems scans based on their placement within your organization
  • Ingestion of SCAP scan results from OpenSCAP on Linux platforms using our simp-scanner utility.
  • Mapping SCAP scan results into Puppet settings that can be copy-pasted directly into your Hiera data files.
  • Cross referencing to NIST and STIG controls
  • Local authentication, LDAP authentication, and Google Auth based authentication.

We will be announcing new beta versions roughly every 2 weeks, and will be detailing the specific changes in the release notes section of the email, as well as any specific features we’d like feedback on.

At this stage of the beta program, we are not guaranteeing database backwards compatibility. You may have to rm -rf /var/db/simp/simp-console.db if using sqlite, or drop database and create database if using postgres.

Release Notes

  • Initial feedback on RBAC was that it didn’t match expectations for how RBAC should function, so it is currently disabled in this version of the SIMP Console. It will be enabled in a subsequent version after a redesign.
  • The description of individual findings is difficult to read and understand. This is due to the data being sent from the scanning utilities, and we are working to replace it with prettier ‘markdown’-based text.
  • Copy-to-clipboard does not copy the puppet parameters.

Feedback

Feedback can be sent by clicking on the ‘Feedback’ link in the user dropdown.

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 unstable repository, you need to have a valid SIMP EE or LE license key installed at /etc/simp/license.key

sudo yum install https://download.simp-project.com/simp/yum/simp-unstable-platform.rpm
sudo yum install simp-vendored-ruby
sudo yum install simp-console-0.16.0
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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