By Morten R. Stengaard
Back in February this year, we announced the launch of the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 3.0 Beta as part of Secunia's mission to make all PCs globally safe against increasing vulnerabilities. We also invited you, our community, and all private users to test drive the new version.
It's been a fantastic and interesting journey! Since then, during the three rounds of testing, thousands of users have downloaded the Secunia PSI 3.0 Beta and have ‘test-driven' the new enhancements. I would like to sincerely thank you all for your honest and constructive feedback. It has helped us to shape the solution into the final version that I am exceptionally proud to launch today.
So how did we get here? You may recall that we started on this journey to make the process of updating insecure software as effortless and efficient as possible for all users - from ‘techies' through to family members/friends/colleagues who may not be as technically proficient, yet need to protect their software, systems, and personal information just the same. As cybercriminals are constantly trying devious new tactics, someone needs to look out for PC users.
With the general release of the Secunia PSI 3.0 today, I feel that we have found the perfect balance and fusion of features that will appeal to everyone. Therefore, the top new features, based on your input and our mission, include:
- Localisation: As a truly personal touch and to make life even easier for you, the Secunia PSI 3.0 is available in five different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Danish.
- Simplified user interface: A streamlined and de-cluttered dashboard presents the most important scan information that you need to know - the software security status of your installed programs and when they are up-to-date.
- Automated patching: This unique function removes the hassle of manually sourcing and implementing patches. It can be set to run in the background to automatically scan and update programs while you get on with your other day-to-day tasks.
- Enhancements to existing features: Because we want to simplify the patching process even further and cater to all types of users, we have also revised and enhanced some of the underlying features which will make handling vulnerabilities easier than ever before (integration with the Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI), event log, and ignore rules, etc.).
You can download the new Secunia PSI 3.0 for free, here
Please use our forum to let us know what you think and spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues too!
Morten R. Stengaard
Director Product Management & Quality Assurance