It’s the start of a new year here at Devolutions, which means that it’s my privilege to share our 2019 Road Map, which highlights the goals we have planned for the year ahead.
Before getting started, I’d like to take a moment and thank all of our users for being such a critically important part of our world. Since launching more than a decade ago, we have been committed to listening to our amazing community — not just when you tell us what you like, but also when you tell us what we should improve or fix. We do not exist to serve ourselves: we exist to serve YOU, and to help you control the IT chaos in your organization. So once again, on behalf of everyone here at Devolutions, thank you for making us part of your organization’s security, governance and productivity solution.
Now, please join me as we look ahead at some of the big milestones we have planned for this year.
Remote Desktop Manager
Remote Desktop Manager has come a long, long way since 2011. Today, it is relied on by more than 400,000 users in over 140 countries. Even though we have added other flagship products to our roster, Remote Desktop Manager will always have a special place in our heart. It’s the product that started it all, and we wouldn’t be here without it!
What’s more, Remote Desktop Manager is still going strong and always getting better. In 2019, here is what we have planned:
Remote Desktop Manager Enterprise 2019.1 (March)
- New UI (SVG Format)
- Session Recording (RDP, SSH, VNC, ARD and Wayk)
- Private Vault with Master Key Encryption
- Multi-Vault Search
- Dark Theme (MacOS)
- Smart Folders
- Broadcast Actions (terminal, logoff, etc.)
Remote Desktop Manager Free 2019.1 (March)
- Credential Entries
- Credential Links
- Credential Inheritance
- DropBox Data Source
- Macro Script Tools
By the way: as you might have noticed, we have decided to switch our product versions from numbers to years. The biggest reason for this is to make things clearer for those of you who use legacy versions. Please stay tuned as Joey will be posting an article about this soon.
Devolutions Password Server
Initially, Devolutions Password Server was primarily designed as a password management tool. However, over the years it has developed into a much more powerful enterprise-grade solution for controlling access to privileged accounts and managing remote sessions (while still allowing you to manage your credentials). As Max shared last month, Devolutions was listed in Gartner’s first-ever 2018 Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management for its PAM solution, Devolutions Password Server and Remote Desktop Manager.
Here are some of the things we have planned for Devolutions Password Server in 2019 (and into 2020):
Password Server 2019.1 (March)
Devolutions Password Server 2019.1 will be all about improving your Devolutions Password Server experience. That’s why version 2019.1 will feature more than 100 improvements and bug fixes, as well as some minor new features such as a new diagnostic report.
Password Server 2019.2 (September)
- CAL and License Management
- Application Key Authentication (replace the user login)
- PAM (reset password)
- Attachment Encryption Improvements
- Private Vault and User Specific Settings Masterkey Double Encryption
- Simplified Entry View
Password Server 2019.3 (December/January 2020)
- Devolutions Web Login (catalogue)
- API v3
- User and Administration Dashboard
- Docker Support
- Web-Based DPS Console
- Encrypted Documentation
Password Server 2020.1 (March 2020)
- Discovery Jobs
- Synchronizer’s Server Side
Devolutions Web Login
Devolutions Web Login is a browser extension that lets you inject Remote Desktop Manager or Devolutions Password Server credentials directly into a browser.
This year, we have a lot planned for Devolutions Web Login including:
- Native iOS Integration
- Native Android Integration
- DPS Catalogue (preload website list)
- DPS Search Inside the Extension
- Custom Field Support
- Favicon Usage
- Add Folder in Navigation
Wayk Now is our flexible, lightweight and secure remote desktop and remote support solution. Since launching Wayk Now in late 2016, we have implemented several major changes — including two of the biggest: we made it free for both personal and commercial use, and we added unattended access. And on a less technical but enjoyable note, we added Waykee to our team – Wayk Now’s cute plush mascot who goes on fun global adventures.
Here is what we have planned for Wayk Now in 2019:
Wayk Now 3.5 (May)
- Devolutions Cloud Wayk Den Dashboard
- Client & Den Analytics
- Improved Firewall Connectivity (proxy support) and Relay
- Improved Unattended Mode (concurrent users on Windows Server)
Wayk Now 4.0 (July/August)
- MacOS Unattended Mode
- Remotely Reset Password
- Improved Graphical Performance (GFWX codec)
Wayk Now 4.5 (December)
- Linux Unattended Mode
- White Label Automated Web Service
- Automation Interface
- System Information Querying
- Session Recording
Wayk Den On-Premises (December)
Wayk Den is a cloud service that supports peer-to-peer connectivity over the Internet, so that you can access a remote computer outside of your network. Towards the end of the year, we will be launching the on-premise version of Wayk Den. While the cloud version of Wayk Den is highly secure, we understand that some users need or want an on-premise solution.
Devolutions Password Hub
While Devolutions Password Server can be deployed on premise and is focused on managing access to privileged accounts, Devolutions Password Hub is an easy-to-use, ultra-secure, cloud-based password manager that can be used by a single user or an entire organization. It also integrates with Devolutions Web Login (desktop browser or the upcoming mobile app).
Many users have been asking us about Password Hub, and Joey, Derick and Jenny will soon be sharing more details about it. If you would like to test Devolutions Password Hub, you can request a preview invitation code by contacting the team here. For now, here is a look at what we have planned in 2019:
Password Hub (April 2019)
- Devolutions Launcher Integration
- Lucid (OAuth Authentication)
- Support Website, RDP, SSH, Notes & More
- Import & Export
Password Hub 2.0 (September 2019)
- Devolutions Web Login – add entry
- Office 365 Integration
Devolutions LauncherDevolutions Launcher is a companion tool that allows users and teams to securely launch remote sessions directly from their web browser through Devolutions Password Server or Devolutions Password Hub. One of the key advantages of Devolutions Launcher is users can log into websites, but without ever accessing credentials — which is critical for managing and securing access to privileged accounts and preventing insider threats. Here’s a look at what’s coming in 2019:
Devolutions Launcher 2019.1 (March)
- AzureAD Login (Linux)
- File Transfer Sessions (Linux)
Devolutions Launcher 2019.2 (September)
- DPS Navigation
- Hub Navigation
- Quick Launch
- Wayk File Transfer
- Embedded Chrome (add-on)
More to Come…
We have a very good track record of achieving 100% of annual Road Map milestones, and I’m confident that our great team will get everything done in 2019 — plus some additional developments and updates. We will also be hiring smart and creative new team members. As the old saying goes, the more the merrier!
Yet again, on behalf of everyone at Devolutions, I’d like to thank all of you for your loyalty, support and feedback. We work hard to keep earning your trust, and we look forward to helping you control the IT chaos in your organization in 2019 and beyond. Stay tuned!