Version 3 is the second major release since the platform was launched in 2012. First and foremost, the aim of Pervade upgrades is to improve extensibility and there are a number of groundbreaking new features which extend functionality (see Extensibility ShowCase documents for more details).
The first extensibility feature is a unique new Language Builder. This intuitive wizard provides the ability to create new languages and customize existing languages through the user interface. Any vocabulary and terminology typed into these boxes, including Roman script, Cyrillic or Asian characters, is stored under a new language file that can be used by any user.
The second extensibility feature is a new Report Builder. This comprehensive wizard provides an HTML Editor enabling users to create very advanced reports with cover pages including logos and pictures, contents pages, indexes and embedded media as well as incorporating charts from the system, compliance components or free text. These fully customized reports can then be run and/or scheduled by the user.
Other brand new features that have been added include:-
Setup Wizard - a simple wizard to perform the tasks required to set up a new system in a fraction of the time of previous versions.
New Query Types - query types are constantly being added based on customer demand. A number of new query types have been added including Agentless File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) and NMAP (Open Port Detection & OS Detection).
System Backup Utility - allows complete backups of the Pervade system configuration including all monitoring settings, compliance answers and system settings.
Core Data Base Upgrade - new indexing features increases the rate at which source data (forensic analysis of log data) can be searched from 20,000 to 26,000 records per second.
This new release, which coincides with the re-branding of the products as OpView™ and OpAudit™, is immediately available to all existing customers (at no cost - Pervade does not charge for updates or new versions) and all new installs will be v.3.0 at the same standard price.