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Standards Radar, nicer Funnel statistics and AI translations

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Summary of Changes

Deviation Radar on Standards

1. Deviation Radar on Standards

Reports now feature a second Deviation Radar. This time it is grouped by Standards.

Better Funnel Statistics

2. Better Funnel Statistics

Viewing Funnel instances now got nicer by slimmer statistics and questions and outcomes popups.

AI Translations

3. AI translations on Comments

As a free and optional feature, you now can have comments translated into your language.

Changes in detail

New features

Deviation Radar on Standards

Deviation Radar on Standards

If customers shall name one favorite feature in our Reports, they would definitely choose the Deviation Radar (or the Compliance Summary, or the Heat Map, maybe they could not decide...). This radar shows the deviations between expected maturity and the actual maturity grouped by Control Topic. The actual maturity is determined by the underlying Assessments of the Report. You can drill down each Topic to another radar on the Control sub topics.

How could we make the radar even better? We just added another one: The new one is grouped by Standards. You can immediately see how much you deviate from all the Standards that are mapped to the Assessment Controls in this Report. This deviation radar supports all the Standards included in the Alyne Library (ISO 27001, GDPR, COBIT, NIST, etc.) and also the ones you added on your own.

Better Funnel Statistics

Better Funnel Statistics

We started a small journey of upgrading Funnels. This time we improved and slimmed down the statistics when viewing Funnel outcomes:

  • Object preview: Once you select a Funnel outcome on the right side we show a full view of the funneled object. In the screenshot above, we are funneled SAP R/3 FI.
  • Slim statistics: The left side of the screen is now slimmer as we move all Funnel outcome related statistics to the table header of the right side. We kept all the Funnel related statistics like questions and funneled object on the left side, but made them slimmer and nicer.
  • Questions and outcomes preview: We show all the possible questions and outcomes of this Funnel when hovering the Funnel statistics on the left side.

The next improvement will be mind-blowing chart illustrating the questions, answers and outcomes of Funnel runs.

AI Translations

AI Translations It started as a side project, when I made a bet with our CEO Karl that the Alyne IT can implement automatic translations on Comments in 20 minutes. Just like Facebook does with their posts.
This worked out so well that we now introduce AI translations for Comments as an optional feature and free of charge for all our customers. You need to activate this feature in the Org settings.

Bug fixes

This releases fixes a couple of issues:

  • We improved the modification capabilities of running Assessments and fixed several bugs there.
  • We currently face customer-induced security penetration tests and therefore receive some minor hints and nice to haves which we implemented right away in case they are adding the Alyne platform's security.

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Manuel Reil
Author: Manuel Reil
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer
About the author
Co-founder and CTO of Alyne, IT security and architecture expert, 20 years web technologist, traveller