David Hervieux

David has over 15 years of experience in software development. As President and CEO, David is responsible for Devolutions’ corporate strategy, and for overseeing product development. After establishing Devolutions inc. in 2004 as a software consulting service, David evolved the company’s mission in 2010 to focus on turn-key software solutions. Today, with over 800,000 users in more than 140 countries, Devolutions is a leader in the field. Reflecting on Devolutions’ success, David credits his extensive experience in software architecture, his entrepreneurial spirit, his solid foundation of business intelligence, and a total commitment to satisfying customers. David holds several certifications in the IT field, and earned his Computer Science diploma from the University of Montreal.


Devolutions 2021 Roadmap

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! At the start of each year, I have the pleasure of sharing our annual Roadmap. This is our look ahead at the major milestones that we have planned for each of our products.

Before getting started, I would like to take a moment to share my immense gratitude to our community, and to my colleagues:

To our wonderful community: Thank you for your support and partnership in 2020. You are the reason we exist, and we never take your loyalty for granted. We also know that 2020 was a very challenging year for many of you. But yet again, you demonstrated how essential you are. Without you, your team members would be unable to work securely and efficiently, and your customers would experience chaos. Take a bow and pat yourself on the back — you deserve it!

To my amazing colleagues: I am so proud to work with such a talented, dedicated, and hard-working team. When the pandemic erupted and our customers and strategic partners around the world needed us, you rose to the occasion. It is an inspiration to work with you. Thank you for consistently demonstrating our core values, which are to always deliver a “Wow Factor” for our community of users, support positive life experiences for our employees and users, and be transparent in all of our actions across the organization.

Now, please join me as we look ahead to what’s in store for 2021:

Remote Desktop Manager

It is remarkable to reflect on how much Remote Desktop Manager has evolved over the years. What started out as a rather streamlined tool has grown into a highly functional “Swiss Army Knife” for remote access that is trusted by more than 500,000 IT pros worldwide. Remote Desktop Manager securely centralizes all remote connections on a single platform, supports hundreds of integrated technologies, and features built-in password management tools. It empowers IT pros and departments to improve security, speed, and productivity throughout their organizations, while reducing inefficiency, cost, and risk.

This year, our main focus will be on improving integration with all other products, including CyberArk, Secret Server and BeyondTrust.

Here are some additional developments we have planned for Remote Desktop Manager in 2021:

Remote Desktop Manager 2021.1 (estimated release: February)

  • Private vault attachment (from database table)
  • Smartcard support for SSH
  • itGlue credential entry
  • Kaspersky Password Manager
  • KeePass direct integration
  • Android dark theme
  • Mobile UI enhancements
  • Embedded Edge Chromium
  • RDM and DWL integration (improved security with key exchange)
  • PowerShell Remote Console: credentials via named pipe
  • Secure Desktop login

Remote Desktop Manager 2021.2 (estimated release: September)

  • Approval linked Lucid
  • 2FA open confirmation
  • Message support in SQL Server
  • Role-based permissions like Hub
  • ARD management
  • Secret Server Rest API
  • RDM PowerShell Core Module

Remote Desktop Manager 2021.3 (estimated release: December)

  • JIRA ticket integration
  • Service Now ticket integration
  • Documentation improvements with different types of templates (plain text, forms, grids, etc.)

Devolutions Server

Devolutions Server is our comprehensive, highly secure password vault management solution that enables organizations to control access to privileged accounts, improve overall network visibility for sysadmins, and ensure a seamless and positive experience for end users. Just as importantly from a business perspective, Devolutions Server is also affordable for SMBs. We do not believe that SMBs should have to sacrifice security and efficiency in order to keep costs manageable.

This year, our main focus will be on improving user experience, as well as enhancing Devolutions Server’s overall performance.

Here are some additional developments we have planned for Devolutions Server in 2021:

Devolutions Server 2021.1 (estimated release: February)

  • Devolutions Gateway
  • New Reports (schedule reports by email, server-side paging/filtering, more scheduled reports for expired entries)
  • Implement seamless trial license activation
  • PAM enhancements (auto-check out when policies permit, PAM Team Folder Policies to significantly improve management of PAM accounts, PAM Network Scan to show change between scans and offer more guidance)
  • Temporary access with RDM
  • Customs fields management for DWL
  • Multi domain improvements

Devolutions Server 2021.2 (estimated release: September)

  • Free edition
  • Reset password dependency propagation (Windows Service Accounts phase 1)
  • Approval linked to Devolutions Authenticator
  • Synchronize server side

Password Hub Business

Password Hub Business is our highly secure, flexible, and easy-to-use cloud-based password management solution for team environments. It enables organizations to vault, manage, and share business-user passwords and other sensitive data through a user-friendly web interface, which can be accessed via any browser. And just like our other solutions, Password Hub Business is affordably priced for SMBs that have limited budgets, yet need the same robust password management functionality and security as large enterprises. Last year, we re-branded Devolutions Password Hub as Password Hub Business to better reflect that it is designed for team and organizational use.

This year, our main focus will be on enhancing Remote Desktop Manager integration.

Here are some additional developments we have planned for Password Hub Business in 2021:

Password Hub Business 2021.1 (estimated release: February)

  • PowerShell module & application users
  • Azure AD support (SCIM)
  • Offline mode
  • Secure messages
  • View sub-connections in Web
  • More entries in Web (overview & edit)
  • Annual billing

Password Hub Business 2021.2 (estimated release: September)

  • Password Analyzer report
  • User-specific settings support
  • Security dashboard
  • Re-download emergency kit
  • Windows Hello and Touch ID to the Desktop App
  • More entries in Web (overview & edit)

Password Hub Personal 2021.1 (estimated release: February)

  • Root dashboard
  • Documentation
  • Devolutions Authenticator integration (TOTP)

Password Hub Personal 2021.2 (estimated release: September)

  • Offline mode

Devolutions Web Login

It is great to see how popular Devolutions Web Login has become! This is our free browser plug-in that seamlessly integrates with Remote Desktop Manager, Devolutions Server, and Password Hub Business, and it enables users to securely inject passwords into websites using credentials that are stored in their vaults. This is much safer and more efficient for end users. At the same time, sysadmins maintain full password management control, but without impacting end user productivity.

This year, our main focus will be on improving global user experience.

Here are some additional developments we have planned for Devolutions Web Login in 2021:

Browser extension 2021.1 (estimated release: February)

  • Safari web extension
  • New UI
  • Dark theme
  • “Keep me logged” feature
  • RDM API v2 (improved security)
  • Follow new Hub/DPS 2021.1 features/improvements so it can be implemented to DWL

Looking Ahead

As you can see, we have a very busy year ahead of us! None of this would be possible without our incredible community of customers and strategic partners, and the great team here at Devolutions. We are proud of what we accomplished last year, but are even more excited and energized about raising the bar even higher this year. Thank you for being part of our journey, and we look forward to helping you secure and control the IT chaos in 2021!

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