We are very excited to see a recent press release on the SAS® Australia website. It mentions how SAS Australia are using Metacoda Plug-ins as part of their SAS Remote Administration Service, helping to ensure fast and effective resolution of their customers metadata security related issues.
If you’re looking for assistance with the ongoing management of your SAS platform in Australia, we would encourage you to consider this remote admin service from SAS Australia. It provides a designated SAS technical administration specialist, giving you access to SAS admin expertise for a fixed annual fee that can be budgeted into your overall SAS investment.
For more information about their remote admin service contact Darryl Fox (Darryl.Fox@sas.com), National Enablement Manager at SAS Australia.
At Metacoda, we enjoy helping organisations get the most out of their SAS® metadata. Our Metacoda Security Plug-ins provide a way for organisations to benefit from enhanced metadata visibility. Feedback from our customers and evaluators has significantly contributed to the evolution of our software over the last few years and we’d like to share with you some of their experiences, Read more
We’ve just released an update to our Metacoda Plug-ins software (3.0 R2) which includes support for use with SAS® Software version 9.3 M2. One of the new features SAS Institute have added to SAS 9.3 M2 are metadata bound libraries and tables for enhanced data security. This include some new metadata model types (SecuredLibrary and SecuredTable) and so our 3.0 release has been updated in R2 to provide access to these new metadata types. We would encourage all existing users of Metacoda Plug-ins 3.0 to upgrade to R2. This latest release can be downloaded by logging in from our support page.
If you are interested in experiencing, in your own SAS® environment, the productivity savings Metacoda Plug-ins can provide in managing your SAS metadata security, feel free to request an evaluation.
Some of the most significant new features available in our Metacoda Plug-ins 3.0 release and continued with R2 include: Read more
Metacoda enjoyed being a sponsor at SAS® Global Forum 2012 and having the opportunity to meet SAS users from around the world. Thanks for dropping by our Metacoda stand and seeing how our Metacoda Security Plug-ins can help you manage your SAS platform. The Metacoda koalas seemed popular and they certainly enjoyed being at the SAS Global Forum as you can see on our Facebook page and YouTube video.
For those people we didn’t get to see at our stand (or those that would like a refresher on what you did see) we have uploaded the rolling presentations as a YouTube playlist. Our current production releases support SAS 9.3, SAS 9.2 and SAS 9.1.3 platforms and the software demonstrated at the SAS Global Forum is our upcoming V3 release for use with SAS 9.3 and SAS 9.2. The new version will include 2 new explorers for effective permissions (Identity Permissions Explorer and Object Permissions Explorer). Please let us know if you are interested in becoming a beta tester for the V3 release.
There is more information about our plug-ins here. You can also request a free 30 day evaluation to try out the software with your own metadata in your own environment. If you have any other questions feel free to send us a message. We’d love to hear from you.
To quote one of our customers… “SAS metadata security requires careful planning and execution. Metacoda Security Plug-ins, with it’s unique birds-eye view, provide an ideal way to validate our security model once implemented. As we evolve our security model it’s comforting to know that we can get an instant overview of the results.” Ivor Moan, Verivox GmbH
We look forward to seeing you again at SAS Global Forum 2013 in San Francisco.
User Reviewer V2: Sneak Peek (16 Mar 2011) discussed how our Metacoda Security Plug-ins User Reviewer was being enhanced to provide detailed information about a user’s roles and capabilities. The enhancements discussed in that post are now available in our V2 release.
If you’re looking for more information on Metacoda Security Plug-ins then the blog posts above provide some good practical examples of how they help with SAS platform administration work.
Version 2.0 of our Metacoda Security Plug-ins software is now available for use with SAS® software versions 9.2 and 9.3. Metacoda Security Plug-ins version 1.0 is still available for those still using SAS software version 9.1.3.
Metacoda Security Plug-ins
SAS 9.1.3 SP4
Some of the most significant improvements in this latest version of Metacoda Security Plug-ins include:
Support for use with SAS software version 9.3
Enhanced support for use with SAS software version 9.2
New Role Reviewer providing extended information about role membership and the application capabilities they provide.
New Capability Reviewer providing specific details about who has access to application capabilities and how they have acquired them.
Enhanced User and Group Reviewers including new Role and Capabilities tabs.