Software Vulnerability Manager

Release Notes

July 2018


Software Vulnerability Manager reimagines how software is secured by closing the gap between IT Security and IT Operations by providing industry leading security research, risk assessment and remediation through Software Vulnerability Manager’s key components:

Research: Keep up with the latest software vulnerability research and advisories from Secunia Research
Patching: Remediate software vulnerabilities in third-party applications
Assessment: Discover where software vulnerabilities are installed across your organization

New Features and Enhancements

The following table lists new features and enhancements for Software Vulnerability Manager. The Affected Module(s) column refers to the specific Software Vulnerability Manager module(s) affected by the new feature or enhancement.

Affected Module(s)

Feature or Enhancement Description



Online Help

A Research Created date was added for each product under Assessment > Products > Product Details to document when a product was added to the Software Vulnerability Manager’s vulnerability database.

For the online help reference, see Product Details.


Online Help

To improve user account management, Single Sign-On (SSO) has been added under Settings > User Management > Single Sign On.

For the online help reference, see Single Sign-On.

Note • The online help procedure is specific to the SSO provider Okta (SAML 2.0).

SVM-377 and SVM-764

Online Help

Under Patching > Tickets, Patching tickets now include a list of affected devices to help determine ticket priority.

For the online help reference, see: Patching Tickets.


Online Help

Under Settings > Workflow Management > Rules you can now select multiple broadcast groups when creating workflow rule notifications using email or SMS.

For the online help reference, see: Create a Workflow Rule - Overview.



Due to a change in how Microsoft identifies Office 365 patches, we have made a new change to accommodate this scenario. You may notice additional vulnerability detections for Office 365 as a result in this release.


Online Help

Added clarification in the online help for the three scan type options to scan via local agents.

For the online help reference, see: Scan Types.


API Help Library - Research

Added the PowerShell Script to Save All Advisories Within a Date Range to CSV.

For the online help reference, see: Research Module API Information.


API Help Library - Assessment

Added for how to query assessment data based on Smart Groups.

For the online help reference, see: To query assessment data based on Smart Groups.


Online Help

Clarified in online help that users can log on to Software Vulnerability Manager with either their user name or email address (but the user name and email address must both be unique).

For details, see Logging on to Software Vulnerability Manager.


Resolved Issues

The following table lists resolved issues for Software Vulnerability Manager. The Affected Module(s) column refers to the specific Software Vulnerability Manager module(s) affected by the resolved issue.

Affected Module(s)

Issue Summary




Until now, we have been adding a reference to MS Project Server for advisories that apply to MS Project to ensure visibility. Customer feedback has indicated this is problematic, so going forward you must now follow each individually. If you have had MS Project in your watch list and wish to also see MS Project Server, it will be necessary going forward to add it as a distinct additional product.



Product Feedback

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System Requirements

Software Vulnerability Manager’s User Interface will resize and adapt when being used on different devices. You can access the system from anywhere using any device, such as a smartphone or tablet, running Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari and mobile browsers with an Internet connection capable of connecting to

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