Auto Update your Programs – Secunia PSI 2.0 Public Beta

By Jakob Balle

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 2.0 Beta.

We hope you will take the opportunity to join the last part of the testing phase before the Secunia PSI 2.0 goes "Final". By joining the beta you can help make the new Secunia PSI 2.0 a better product which hopefully will help millions of users secure themselves against the threat from having unpatched programs.

Background for Secunia PSI 2.0
The Secunia Development Team started working on the Secunia PSI 2.0 earlier this year, based on the established baseline from the Secunia PSI 1.5.

The concepts and ideas of this release are unprecedented by other tools and thus much conceptual work has been put into creating the new Secunia PSI.

Two months ago we released a "Technology Preview" of the Automatic-Updates feature to thousands of Secunia Community Users the feedback we received have been overwhelmingly positive. During the "Technology Preview" we have been in continuous dialogue with the users and have improved the functionality based on their feedback.

A brand new Secunia PSISecunia PSI 2.0 Beta - Dashboard
The core of the Secunia PSI, the scan engine or the Secunia Software Inspector technology has remained practically untouched and it is still the most accurate scanning engine available for detecting installed programs and missing security updates on the Windows platform.

For the rest of the Secunia PSI it's quite a different story. The whole application has practically been torn down and rebuilt. We did this to accommodate the fact that the Secunia PSI has grown to become a mature application used by millions of users who trust and rely on it in order to secure their PCs against the threat from vulnerabilities.

This is also why the Secunia PSI uses the same framework and engine which we use in our commercial solutions, like the Secunia CSI, which is used by some of the largest and most security conscious companies and organisations in the world.

For more specific details on the changes, please have a look in the Secunia PSI changelog, here is a a few of the highlights:

  • Automatic-Updates
  • New user interface
  • Integration with the Secunia CSI (Secunia CSI customers can learn more about this feature here)
  • Improved presentation and grouping of scan results

Download and Install
Again, we hope you'll find the new Secunia PSI 2.0 to be an even more valuable tool and that you will try it out and post your feedback and thoughts about it in our community forum. Both the Secunia PSI Support and the Secunia Development Teams are standing by to hear your opinions and feedback.

Patch & Stay Secure,

Jakob Balle, Secunia
VP of Product Development