Lucent Sky AVM 5.0.1 is a maintenance release, including minor features and improvements that were planned but were not shipped as part of v5.0, as well as several hotfixes for web UI and IDE plug-ins.
Lucent Sky AVM 5.0 is the second major release of 2017. It brings architectural updates and performance improvements from CLEAR Engine API 2.0, as well as numerous new features such as expanded availability of context-aware remediation suggestion.
As part of Lucent Sky AVM 5.0, CLEAR Engine's API has been updated to 2.0. The CLEAR Engine API is used by web UI, CLI and other customer-built interfaces. The v2 API is not backward-compatible with the v1 API found in Lucent Sky AVM 2.0 to 4.8.
Lucent Sky AVM 4.8 is the second of the two releases as we get ready for v5.0. This release brings improvements and fixes to the remediation algorithms, reporting, analysis engines, custom runtime and interface.
Lucent Sky AVM 4.7 is the first of the two releases as we get ready for v5.0. The foci of this release include performance improvements, remediation suggestions and improvements of remediation algorithms.
Lucent Sky AVM 4.6.1 is a maintenance release. Included in this release are analysis engine improvements for .NET and Java applications, broader rule package customization support, and database performance improvements.
In the second half of 2017, our foci on Lucent Sky AVM are better, broader vulnerability remediation and faster, more scalable scan performance, by taking advantage of the new analysis and remediation engines introduced in the last release. Lucent Sky AVM 4.6 provides enhancements in these two areas through a new branch of the remediation engine that generates context-aware vulnerability remediation for insecure design issues, and a new intelligent scan algorithm that improves intelligent scan coverage to more applications.
The first major release in 2017, Lucent Sky AVM 4.5 formally introduces our second-generation source code analysis engine and third-generation remediation engine. These two engine upgrades are based on 5 months of engineering effort, and will enhance the scalability, compatibility and reliability of scans across all supported technology stacks.
The second-generation code analysis engine has been available as a preview feature since the last release, while the third-generation remediation engine is new to this release. Starting with v4.5, scans will use the new source code analysis engine and the new remediation engine by default, while previous generation engines are available in legacy mode.
Lucent Sky AVM 4.3 is a preview release for the upcoming Lucent Sky AVM 4.5. It contains the second and primary phase of the second-generation source code analysis engine, which allows for greatly improved accuracy in source code analysis, contextual analysis and the resulting remediation. Additionally, it comes with performance improvements and bug fixes.
With this update, we have passed the "point of no return" for the second-generation source code analysis engine, where the current, first-generation source code analysis engine will no longer receive updates made to the second-generation engine. Starting with v4.3, both engines will co-exist, while the second-generation engine will be used when preview is enabled. You can learn more about and join the Lucent Sky AVM Preview Program in the blog post Introducing Lucent Sky AVM Preview Program.
Lucent Sky AVM 4.2 is a feature update. This release includes the second-generation source code analysis engine, which allows improved analysis performance. This is the first of a total three phases of the new source code analysis engine, with additional capabilities and improvements scheduled to be added over the next two releases. Additionally, a new encoding detection algorithm, regionally-customized identification rules and bug fixes are also included in this release.