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June 2017: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.1.4

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.1.4...


July 2016: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.5.5

Software release notes for SekChek Local V1.5.5...


May 2016: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.1.3

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.1.3...


August 2015: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.5.4

Software release notes for SekChek Local V1.5.4...


May 2015: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.1.2

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.1.2...


September 2014: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.5.3

Software release notes for SekChek Local V1.5.3...


July 2014: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.1.1

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.1.1...


November 2013: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.1.0

Software release notes for Windows and Active Directory Scan software V5.1.0...


August 2013: Release Notes - SekChek Classic for Windows V5.0.9 Build 3

Software release notes for Windows and Active Directory Scan software V5.0.9 Build 3...


July 2013: Release Notes - SekChek Classic for Windows V5.0.9 Build 1

Software release notes for Windows and Active Directory Scan software V5.0.9 Build 1...


June 2013: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.9

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.0.9...


March 2013: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.5.2

Software release notes for SekChek Local V1.5.2...


January 2013: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.8

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.0.8...


July 2012: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.7 and SekChek Local V1.5.1

Software release notes for SekChek Classic V5.0.7 and SekChek Local V1.5.1...


January 2012: Newsletter

Announces changes and improvements made to SekChek’s software and reports over the past few months...


7 October 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.6

We improved the accuracy of users' last logon times (SekChek for Active Directory), added 7 new security utilities to the Tools menu, improved the resolution of SIDs to Domain/Account names...


11 September 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.5.0

We improved the accuracy of users' last logon times (SekChek for Active Directory), added a new tool (List Access Permissions), improved the resolution of SIDs to Domain/Account names...


5 August 2011: Security Benchmarking Improvements

During June and July, we made several improvements to SekChek Classic’s security benchmarking reports...


15 July 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.9, Build 1

A minor maintenance release for SekChek Local V1.4.9.


6 June 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.9

We added the List Open Files utility to the library of free tools, added glossaries and help information for all tools that create reports in HTML format..


30 April 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.8

We added Windows Firewall Auditor to the library of free tools, included a feature that auto-updates the SekChek software, and included online help files for many SekChek reports....


14 February 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.7

We added 3 new utilities to the library of free tools: a tool that lists products installed on your PC; a tool that highlights important Windows updates not installed on your PC; and a utility that queries the Windows Event log for Error and Warning Events.

We also added several new report sections to the PC Auditor tool....


24 January 2011: Newsletter

Provides updates on new tools, recent improvements to our services and products, white papers on security, special pricing for the period February to May 2011...


6 January 2011: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.5

We released SekChek for MS-Exchange. SekChek for Windows: added new analyses for software installed by Windows Installer (MSI); and Windows Updates / hot-fixes installed on the system. We also released 3 new security tools: PC Auditor, Find Orphaned SIDs and SID Resolver...


20 December 2010: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.6

Version 1.4.6 includes enhancements to the MS-Exchange tool and the analysis of policies defined via Active Directory PSO objects. We also added new report sections to the PC Auditor tool...


September 2010: SekChek attends ISACA conference

SekChek attended ISACA’s conference in Johannesburg, organised by the South African Chapter of ISACA from 13-15 September 2010...


August 2010: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.5

A new audit tool for Microsoft Exchange, new reports for software products installed on a system, 16 new system configuration properties, Is Object Protected Against Accidental Deletion property, 3 new security utilities (PC Auditor, SID Resolver, Orphaned SID Locator)...


July 2010: SekChek will attend ISACA Conference, 13-15 September 2010

SekChek will be hosting a stand at the upcoming ISACA conference, organised by the South African Chapter of ISACA from 13-15 September 2010...


May 2010: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.4

This version includes: a new tool, which queries Active Directory objects; and new analyses for Password Setting Objects and 14 additional System Configuration properties. We also renewed SekChek’s public key in accordance with our published Certificate Practice Statement...


24 April 2010: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.4

We released SekChek Local version 1.4.4, which is packed with many new and exciting features and reporting functions...


January 2010: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.4.2

We added analyses for services and drivers, OS recovery settings and 13 new properties for network adapters. We also included auto-run and (Token) preauthorisation features, the Ping and file hashing utilities and a tool that queries ‘hidden’ properties defined on Active Directory objects. SekChek’s public key was renewed...


October 2009: Release Notes - SekChek Classic V5.0.3

This version includes analyses for Global Catalog Servers and the System Configuration (Computer, OS, Processors, BIOS, Page files, Network adapter etc) on Windows systems. We also included a Ping utility to help isolate network connectivity problems...


July 2009: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.3.7

We added the ability to compare security over time and system. New reports were added for file permissions, hot fixes and network adapters. Several new graphs (bar and pie charts) were added. A utility that calculates a file’s hash was also included...


January 2009: Release Notes: SekChek Classic V5.0.1

The OS/400 tool includes analyses of Object and Data Authorities for 6 additional OS/400 commands and improved support for Far Eastern characters. We improved support for NFS mounted volumes on most UNIX variants. The Windows tool now supports read-only domain controllers...


October 2008: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.2.7

This version includes analyses of the System Configuration (BIOS, OS, hardware, page files etc), GPOs, disk drives, and DACLs / SACLs on directories. We also added an encryption utility, file drag/drop functionality, a mechanism to filter query results on 30 / 60 / 90 days etc...


August 2008: Release Notes - SekChek Local V1.2.5

New features include the ability to analyse any server or domain from any point on your network, improved security benchmarking, and new analyses for disks, file and directory permissions, file auditing settings, accurate last logon times for users...


March 2008: New Product Announcement - SekChek Local

We are excited to announce the release of a new product called SekChek Local which provides an alternative security analysis option to our current (SekChek Classic) offerings.

We have extended our family of tools with a new line of token-based, on-site security reporting software. Beginning with the Windows platform, the SekChek Local tools deliver SekChek’s Security assessments without the need to send Scan data for off-site analysis. A version that analyses security inside SQL Server databases is close to completion...


17 March 2008: Brand New Product for On-Site Security Assessments

SekChek® Information Protection Services (IPS) today announced the release of SekChek_Local, a brand-new version of its automated computer security assessment tool, which now offers on-site security analysis and reporting...


3 October 2007: Compatibility With Microsoft Windows Vista

SekChek® Information Protection Services (IPS) today announced that its automated computer security assessment tool is now fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista™...


September 2007: Release Notes: SekChek V4.9.7

Version 4.9.7 caters for several new features that were introduced in MS Vista. We have also included features that make it even easier to share and work with SekChek....


28 August 2007: SekChek Receives US Trademark Approval

Charlotte, N.C. – Aug. 28, 2007 – SekChek® Information Protection Services (IPS), a leading provider of system security auditing and IT security assessment tools, today announced the company name, SekChek, has received U.S. trademark approval...


8 August 2007: SekChek Offers TLS Encryption for Added eMail Security

Charlotte, N.C. – Aug. 8, 2007 – SekChek® Information Protection Services (IPS), providers of automated computer security assessments, today announced that it is now offering Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption to all its clients...


June 2007: SekChek Marks 10-Year Anniversary Providing Unique Security Assessment Tools

SekChek’s Security Benchmarking Solution, with Over 25 Million Security Measures, Now Available Directly from SekChek ...


April 2007: Release Notes: SekChek V4.9.5 ...

We added several features that makes the SekChek software more intuitive and easier to use...


June 2006: SekChek Provides Independent “Reality Check” Of Operating System Security

Comparing Against Dynamically-Updated Data from Over 30,000 Systems in 100 Countries, Company’s Security Service Provides Quick, Thorough Evaluation of Any Host Operating System ...


About SekChek IPS
SekChek® IPS is a leading provider of computer security review, auditing and benchmarking tools and has served many of the world’s largest companies and public institutions in 140 countries since 1996. SekChek’s clients include security and audit professionals in IT departments, audit firms, internal audit functions, regulatory compliance and corporate governance departments. SekChek’s benchmarking features compare security policies and controls against a unique statistics database containing more than 30 million anonymous and real-life security measurements compiled from 80,000 computer systems across all major industry sectors.

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