Over the last two years, some of our customers have been telling us that in addition to scanning server and mobile applications, they want to scan the applications they built for data science. We know the ability to analyze data accurately and securely would be a key for enterprises, so we set out to see how to make Lucent Sky AVM useful for data scientists. After 18 months of research by our engineering team, we are proud to announce that Lucent Sky AVM now supports a technology stack that has been the pioneer of data science, punched card.
Lucent Sky AVM 5.1 is the first part of two releases that will bring new management features, such as searching, tagging and filtering. Additionally, the vulnerability priority algorithm has been updated. Also included in this release are several bug fixes on Java scanning issues and web UI improvements.
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.