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Release Notice Version 3.6.2

RELEASE OF VERSION 3.6.2 – i2ACT-800 PRO AND i2ACT-800s

Imprimis is pleased to announce the release of the i2ACT-800 v3.6.2. This release includes support for Access 2016 for environments where is it not feasible to upgrade to Access 2019 (which was the focus of i2ACT-800 v3.6.1). i2ACT-800 v3.6.2 supports Access 2016 32-bit C2R (and Access 2016 included in Office 2016 32-bit C2R) and Access 2016 64-bit MIS (included in volume licenses for Access 2016 64-bit MSI and Office 2016 64bit MSI).
The major difference between the Access 2019 and Access 2016 editions of i2ACT-800 are the graphing facilities.
  • The Access 2016 editions of i2ACT-800 PRO and i2ACT-800s support the older graphing facility available in Access 2016. 
  • The Access 2019 editions of i2ACT-800 PRO and i2ACT-800s support the new, modern graphing facility in Access 2019.
  • In addition, v3.6.2 includes some minor cosmetic changes and fixes.

 

release362thumbnailWith the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 in January 2020, i2ACT-800 PRO and i2ACT-800s are no longer supported on Windows 7. Although, i2ACT-800 PRO and i2Act-800s will likely continue to run on Windows 7, it is no longer recommended. The V3.6.2 features and updates include:
  • Support for Access 2016 64-bit MSI.
  • Support for Access 2016 32-bit C2R.
  • Updates to the report graphs to support the old Access 2016 graph facility or the new Access 2019 graph facility as appropriate.
  • Various bug fixes and some cosmetic updates.
Just as v3.6.1, v3.6.2 is fully supported for Access 2019 stand-alone and Access 2019 included in Office 354, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Customers with current subscriptions can download v3.6.2 for no additional charge. Use the download link in your purchase confirmation email to download the v3.6.2 installation packages and Read Me file. For further information, visit the i2compliancetools.com web site for further details and for links to purchase or renew your subscription to i2ACT-800.

NOTES: 1. i2ACT-800 v3.6, v3.6.1, and v3.6.2 are functionally equivalent and support the same revisions of the NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, and DSS AAPM security standards. i2ACT-800 v3.6 is compatible with Access 2016 MSI but will not run under Access 2019 or Access 2016 C2R. i2ACT-800 v3.6 will be supported until the release of i2ACT-800 v4.0.

We anticipate that the next major update (v4.0) to the i2ACT-800 PRO and i2ACT-800s tools will include:

  • DoD CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) requirements and baselines.
  • NIST 800-171B (draft or final). With the v4.0 update, the user will be able to select either 800-171 or 800-171B at the beginning of an assessment.
  • Enhanced functionality allowing multiple tasks per requirement to be defined in the assessment process thereby enhancing the POA&M produced directly from the tool.
  • Enhanced notetaking to include an area for the assessor’s unpublished notes.
  • (Potentially) A professional Assessor’s version of the tool which includes the Imprimis Cybersecurity Compliance Essentials (IC2E™) for each requirement or control, including remediation items.
  • Any revisions or errata updates published by NIST (800-53, 800-53A, 800-171, 800-171A, Handbook 162) or DSS during the interim period.