SD Times news digest: Gremlin Automatic Service Discovery, WhiteHat Attack Surface Management, and Jamf’s same-day Apple OS support

by Jeremy

Gremlin has added Automatic Service Discovery to its chaos engineering platform to help companies improve resilience and reduce downtime by identifying the various services running across distributed systems.  The rise in popularity of microservices necessitates services functioning as first-class citizens. The infrastructure layer is becoming more abstract, and engineers are increasingly thinking about their systems as a collection of services,” said Matthew Fornaciari, the CTO and co-founder of Gremlin. “We want to replicate that mental model in Gremlin and reduce the cognitive load necessary to create controlled chaos. Gremlin also built a new way to track reliability progress by enabling SREs and DevOps teams to click into a particular service and view the entire history of events run over time. 

SD Times news digest: Gremlin Automatic Service Discovery, WhiteHat Attack Surface Management, and Jamf’s same-day Apple OS support

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WhiteHat Attack Surface Management announced

WhiteHat Security released Attack Surface Management powered by Bit Discovery to offer enterprises a more streamlined way to discover, manage and secure their comprehensive attack surface. 

The bit Discovery automatically generates a comprehensive inventory of exposed assets, including websites, VPNs, DNS servers, IoT devices, and phishing sites. Security teams can use the dashboard to bring specific assets under WhiteHat’s application security service company.

“Attack Surface Management Powered by Bit Discovery not only bolsters WhiteHat’s platform with innovative tools that provide a tremendous amount of value for our clients, but it also advances our vision to build security into each step of the entire software development lifecycle,” said Craig Hinkley, the chief executive officer at WhiteHat Security. 

Jamf announces same-day support for Apple OS releases

Jamf said that it is prepared with same-day feature support and compatibility for Apple’s latest operating system releases, including iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, and tvOS 14.5 when they become available. 

Jamf said that this functionality is handy to education customers looking to access education apps in the Mac App Store and make them available to students. 

The company’s other products Jamf Now, Jamf Connect, and Jamf Protect, also offer same-day support for the latest releases from Apple with compatibility for new operating systems.

Microsoft announces plans to end support for .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1

Microsoft announced it would end support for .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6, and 4.6.1 in one year. After which, it will no longer provide updates, including security fixes or technical support for these versions. 

There will be no change to the support timelines for any other .NET Framework version, including .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which will continue to be supported as documented on the .NET Framework Lifecycle FAQ.

Microsoft found that updating .NET Framework 4.6.2 and newer versions to support more unique digital certificates for the installers would satisfy the vast majority, 98% of users, without them needing to make a change.

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