I am pleased to announce the availability today of Retina Network Security Scanner version 6.3. Below is a brief overview of what’s new in the release, but please be sure to read the new features PDF and watch the video demonstration for much more detail on what these new capabilities mean to you.

New Web Application Scanning Provides a More Complete Picture of Risk

Version 6.3 introduces the new Web Scanner component to Retina Network Security Scanner (RNSS). RNSS provides the user interface for launching web scans and displaying a Web Assessment Report that contains findings from those scans. Adding this new capability into RNSS provides security teams with a more complete picture of their IT environments, helping them to further prioritize risks. Be sure to check out the New Features Overview for all the specific features and how-to’s. Below is a screenshot showing the new Web Scanner report. The new Web Application Scanning reports show the details for each affected URL, including Request and Response payloads. The Response Body highlights the vulnerability.

New Configuration Utility Simplifies Management

RNSS 6.3 introduces a new standalone configuration utility meant to greatly simplify the configuration and management of Licensing, Central Policy, Event Management and Auto-Update settings for both Retina Network Security Scanner and Retina Host Security Scanner. Below is a screenshot showing the simplicity of this new utility. As a current customer, these new capabilities are available to you immediately. Please be sure to review the latest Release Notes available in your portal login for more on this new release. Any questions about this release? Let me know – I’m happy to help!