Lucent Sky AVM 4.2 released
May 04, 2017
Lucent Sky AVM 4.2 is a feature update. This release includes the second-generation source code analysis engine, which allows improved analysis performance. This is the first of a total three phases of the new source code analysis engine, with additional capabilities and improvements scheduled to be added over the next two releases. Additionally, a new encoding detection algorithm, regionally-customized identification rules and bug fixes are also included in this release.
Updates in Lucent Sky AVM 4.2 include:
- Second-generation source code analysis engine (first phase) - The second-generation source code analysis engine is an overhaul of the source code flow analysis engine and the contextual analysis engine. The entire upgrade is scheduled to be included in v4.2 and the two following releases. In the first phase, the primary focus is performance. Users should expect a 25% analysis performance improvement on most web and server applications, and a 45% boost on most mobile applications.
- New encoding detection algorithm - Automatic encoding detection is a widely used feature among our East Asian users, which often have to handle source code with multiple encodings such as Big5, JIS and multiple flavors of Unicode. The new encoding detection algorithm greatly improves the accuracy and performance of encoding detection, especially on complex applications using multiple encodings.
- Regionally-customized identification rules - Over the past several months, we have received customer feedback about supporting security requirements and best-practices that are unique to each markets. Starting with Lucent Sky AVM 4.2, customers will have the option to have a second built-in rule package that is regionally-customized. To learn more about opt-in of the regionally-customized rule package, contact Lucent Sky support.
- Bug fixes - Several bugs were fixed in this release, including a bug affecting source code and configuration analysis rules, and a bug causing low-confidence Instant Fixes not displayed correctly on the web UI.
Updating to 4.2
If you are using Lucent Sky AVM Enterprise, Standard or Test Edition (either on-premise or cloud) and have an active subscription or maintenance agreement, you can update to Lucent Sky AVM 4.2 immediately. Our support team will reach out to you shortly to schedule an update. If you are using Lucent Sky AVM On-Demand, your server will be updated to Lucent Sky AVM 4.2 in the next few days.