irongui 0.4.0 released

The new version 0.4.0 of irongui is now available. Changes include

  • irongui is now limited to one subscription to avoid confusion of metadata from multiple subscriptions
  • added menu panel
  • toolbar-panel rework
  • new icons for dialogs
  • inks on logos readded
  • connection-dialog rework
  • tab-header rework
  • about dialog
  • some minor fixes

Please visit the downloads section to grab the binary or source archives. Please keep in mind that irongui is a prototype implementation. There are likely a number of bugs in it that we are not aware of. Please let us know if you encounter any issues.

06 Jun 2012

ironvas 0.0.5 released

The new version 0.0.5 of our IF-MAP 2.0 client ironvas has been released today and is available for download. The new release includes the following changes:

  • ironvas as a Subscriber:
    • ironvas subscribes to request-for-investigation metadata in the MAPS
    • ironvas creates new targets and tasks for new devices in OpenVAS and starts them
    • ironvas deletes tasks/targets when request-for-investigation metadata is removed in the MAPS
  • Certificate based authentication
  • Supports a configurable filter mechanism to publish vulnerabilites based on their CVE significance values
  • Supports PublishUpdate- and PublishNotify-operations to publish vulnerabilities to the MAPS
  • Some bug fixes

In the near future we will also upload a new video to our Youtube account with a little demonstration of the new subscription features. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at

05 Jun 2012

VisITMeta was presented at the 6th ESUKOM Workshop in Nuremberg

At the 6th workshop of the ESUKOM project, the ideas and goals of VisITMeta were presented to the project members.

As they all were quite familiar with IF-MAP and our current IF-MAP GUI irongui, they delivered good and early feedback, on what will be the roadmap for the next 3 years within VisITMeta.

During the project, there will be many occasions where the current status of VisITMeta will be presented to IF-MAP users/developers, to get as much feedback as possible.

30 May 2012

Trust@FHH is now on YouTube

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Trust@FHH now has its own YouTube channel. We want to use it primarily for videos that introduce our open source software products. A first video that features our new IF-MAP 2.0 client ironvas is already available.

04 May 2012

Now available "ifmapcli - a set of IF-MAP command line tools".

The first release of ifmapcli our IF-MAP command line tools for Java, is now available for download. ifmapcli enables you to simulate the behaviour of MAP clients by using simple command line tools. You can find further information and a first how to in our wiki.

03 May 2012

irond 0.3.2 released

A new version of our IF-MAP 2.0 server irond is now available for download. The new release includes the following changes:

  • performance tweaks for better scaling when large amounts of metadata objects (millions) are published
  • a configuration option to enable/disbale some sanity checks - disabling further improves performance
  • updated keystore that now includes the default certificate for ironvas

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at

02 May 2012

New IF-MAP client "ironvas"

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Today we’re proud to announce the release of a new IF-MAP client: ironvas. ironvas is an IF-MAP 2.0 client that can publish vulnerability reports generated by OpenVAS to an IF-MAP server. It is written in Java and Scala. Future versions will provide subscribe functionality (trigger OpenVAS via IF-MAP) and the possibility to filter vulnerabilites, depending on their risk factor. Further information about installation and usage can be found in our Redmine and the Readme-file within the distribution packages. You can find the current version in the download section.

17 Apr 2012

VisITMeta, a new research project has started

We’re proud to announce the start of a new research project within our Trust@FHH group: VisITMeta

VisITMeta stands for “Visualizing the security of modern IT infrastructures based on metadata” - or “Visualisierung der Sicherheit moderner IT-Infrastrukturen auf der Basis von Metadaten” as its original german title. It will be based on our experience with irongui, our tool to visualizie IF-MAP metadata of any IF-MAP server, and will enhance its functionality with more sophisticated features for handling and rendering large metadata graphs, including history functionality.

The project is funded by the german Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, FKZ17PNT032) and has started on April 1st, 2012.

Information can be found within this website’s project section, which will be updated throughout the next 3 years.

16 Apr 2012
Hochschule Hannover
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty IV, Dept. of Computer Science
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover, Germany
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