Saturday, February 14, 2009

Umit 1.0-BETA1 Release

We're pleased to announce another release of our beloved Umit, which now is featuring a whole bunch of new features and tools developed by our dedicated "Summer of Coders".

Here are the new features:

Umit Mapper

Project developed by João Paulo Medeiros, as our Summer of Code student during 2007. It is a great tool that generate a radial map of the network, with hosts and routes.

Umit Plugins

Project developed by Francesco Piccinno, as our Summer of Code student during 2008. It allows you to extend Umit freely. It also comes with some cool plugins, so you can start using them as an example to create your own.

Network Inventory
Project developed by Guilherme Polo, as our Summer of Code student during 2007. It is a great tool to keep track of your hosts inside a network, and keep an eye closely on changes. It becames really easy to detect if a new port has suddenly appeared in your network and becames very handy when that port was openned by a trojan or other harmful software.

Interface Editor
Project developed by Luís Bastião Silva, as our Summer of Code student during 2007. It is handy when you want to customize your Profile Wizard or Profile Editor, adding combinations of nmap options or even adding brand new nmap options that weren't available by the time Umit was released. The great news is that now you can do that graphically without the need of editing any text file by hand or understand complex configurations.

Other important improvements
These improvements were conducted by all our students during 2007 and 2008:
  • Better Profile Editor
  • Profile Manager
  • Easier installation procedures
  • Usability improvements
  • Bugs from older versions fixed
Aside Umit, we are announcing also the release of our other softwares from the Umit Project Organization:

UMPA
Project developed by Bartosz Skowron, as our Summer of Code student during 2008. It is a nice library for packet manipulation written in Python, and can be easily used by any developer willing to create packet manipulation scripts for simple tasks or complex packets for softwares. It has being used to create our Packet Manipulator and has proven to be very hand and powerful.

Umit Packet Manipulator
Project developed by Francesco Piccinno, as our Summer of Code student during 2008. This is our packet manipulation tool, which uses UMPA as backend and offers a very pleasant and usable interface.

Umit Bluetooth Scanner
Project developed by Devtar Singh, as our Summer of Code student during 2008. It is a cool scanning tool for Bluetooth devices, and is very handy for bluetooth related software developers. It is a plataform that we're certainly going to extend to provide more blutooth related features.

Umit Web
Project developed by Rodolfo Carvalho, as our Summer of Code student during 2007 and 2008. It is a web interface reproducing our beloved desktop version of Umit, intended to help network administrators to keep an eye on their networks whenever they're away from it without the need of using any other tool than a regular web browser. Forget about ssh, vpns, etc. Just take you're grand mother's pc with any browser and you're set to see if something is wrong in your network during saturday's lunch at her house.

Downloads: http://www.umitproject.org/?active=download

Google Summer of Code 2009 Videos

We have just released the new videos for Google Summer of Code 2009, which Umit will try to participate once again. The video has the same content as the one for the last year, despite some updates and the new Summer of Code Logo.

Help us spread the word about Google Summer of Code 2009!










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