March 2023 - Still here!
With the 2025 UK copper switch-off looming, we're still here, and approaching
a quarter of a century delivering our Xiscan Mananged Service.
December 2020 - 21 years in the field
2020 sees us at the end of 21 years of delivering Xiscan Managed Service.
October 2018 - Happy Birthday to us!
October 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the start of Xiscan development.
March 2015 - Xiscan Enterprise Edition v6.4 Released
Xiscan 6.4 is an incremental release, largely designed to accommodate
architectural changes introduced in Java 8. In addition, tools have been
enhanced to support scan scheduling and reporting based on extended
audio matching criteria used to detect carriers.
May 2013 - Xiscan Enterprise Edition
Xiscan 6.3 sees the Audio Log
reporting module extended to include User
Audio Log reports. This feature
allow a user to create custom reports to
mine the call database for lines that are
of specific interest to them. With the
release of 6.3 we've also taken the
opportunity to move support forward for
the underlying infrastructure. Xiscan has
now been fully validated on MySQL 5.6.10,
SQL Server 2008 and Windows 7.
March 2013 - In Training, One Size
Doesn't Fit All...
From April 2013, we will be offering
customised training packages. Drawing on
over a decade of practical experience in
providing audits across diverse
businesses, we can tailor a training
package to prepare you for the specific
issues that you are likely to meet.
September 2011 - Just How Scalable is
For one of our customers, scalability
- one installation
- one database
- 48 modems
- 500,000 telephone records
July 2011 - Xiscan Enterprise Edition
Version 6.2 includes incremental
enhancements that build on the practical
experience gained through use of our Call
August 2010 - Xiscan Audit Saves
€20000 Per Annum
During a combined Security/Telecoms
audit of a leading European financial
institution, Xiscan successfully
identified several hundred redundant ISDN
and exchange lines. A little over
one year later (in November 2011), our
client reported having already
realised an annual saving in line
rental in excess of €20000!
Return on investment has been well over
100% in the first year alone.
December 2009 - Global Scanning for
Multinational Financial Institution
Xiscan's Managed Service has been
adopted for scanning over 250,000 lines
located in 60 countries for a leading
February 2009 - Xiscan Enterprise
Edition v6.1 Released
Building on the success of Xiscan 6,
version 6.1 has a remodelled reporting
architecture. By interfacing to some of
the new Call Analysis functionality
introduced at version 6, Xiscan EE Version
6.1 provides a new report to allow rapid
review of all calls performed during a
scan, with direct links to audio
recordings. The new reporting architecture
has been designed to support further
enhancements, which are already under
September 2008 - Xiscan Core Edition
Xiscan has always been a tool geared
towards Enterprise users, with
industry-leading scalability, built-in
support for corporate databases (Oracle,
SQL Server, MySQL), and batch processing
tools. With the release of Xiscan Core
Edition we have repackaged Xiscan into a
product suitable for smaller
organisations, where scalability, offline
operation and wide databse support are
less of an issue than cost.
August 2008 - Xiscan Version 6
Continuing our commitment to enhancing
Xiscan, and extending its abilities into
new areas, we are pleased to announce the
release of Xiscan 6. Version 6 adds new
scanning modes, including a dedicated fax
mode and direct support for ISDN scanning.
By far and away the most significant
enhancement, however, is the inclusion of
a sophisticated Call Analyser. Using five
interlocking techniques, the Call Analyser
provides unparalleled capabilities for
classifying telephone lines.
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October 2007 - Kickstart Programme
The Kickstart Programme provides new
and existing licensees with the
opportunity to have their Xiscan
installation upgraded, a set of scan
schedules defined and a first audit
conducted on-site by a skilled Xiscan
consultant. It is an ideal way to start or
restart scanning activity.
May 2007 - Asset Management/VoIP
Migration Audit Launched
For organisations contemplating
migrating their telecommunications
infrastructure to Voice over IP, we have
launched a new Managed Service. It's focus
is the early identification of existing
modem dial-in access to ensure that
ongoing requirements can be accommodated
in the migration strategy. Refer to our Products &
Services section for further
May 2007 - New Resources Added
Even in 2007, widespread modem use
continues to threaten enterprise security.
Take a look at the latest addition to our
February 2007 - Xiscan Version 5.5
Version 5.5 adds feature updates to
Xiscan's reporting module. New system
classification facilities are added,
backed by a database of almost 400 system
data signatures. The new module also
automatically handles 7 and 8-bit modem
data, includes extensive on-line help, and
incorporates presentation enhancements.
January 2007 - Xiscan Core Managed
To better fit the differing
requirements of organisations, Xiscan has
created a new Managed Service offering.
The Core service is targeted towards
organisations that have a lesser
requirement for the detailed analysis that
is the trademark of a Xiscan Enterprise
Audit. See our Products &
Services section for further
August 2006 - Xiscan Version 5.0
Building on the existing Xiscan
framework, version 5.0 incorporates almost
50 feature enhancements. From a
simplified, configurable user-interface,
integrated in-depth help facility to
database support including Access, Oracle,
MySQL and SQL Server 2005, Xiscan remains
one of the most powerful and flexible
tools of its type.
October 2005 - Major Irish Financial
Institution Uses Xiscan
Xiscan is now providing a regular
managed scanning service for a major
financial institution in the Irish
July 2005 - UK Utility Company Deploys
Xiscan Limited has been engaged to
provide a rolling annual audit for a
leading UK Utility Company.
May 2005 - Xiscan 1.4 launched
Xiscan continues to evolve with the
release of version 1.4. Now built on Java
5 technology, Xiscan continues to improve
in usability, scalability and performance.
Version 1.4 also sees Xiscan fully
supported on Microsoft Windows XP, with
Microsoft Access 2003 and Oracle 10.1.
March 2005 - Xiscan Makes it a
In March 2005, the 1,000,000th call
was successfully completed as part of our
Xiscan Managed Service. We now protect
information assets in 40 countries. For
more details on the Xiscan Managed
Service, and how it can be tailored to
meet your needs, see the Services
May 2004 - Xiscan Adopted by UK Local
This month sees the adoption and
deployment of Xiscan with several Local
Authorities within the UK. With the
increasing connectivity between government
agencies, protecting systems from
unauthorised access is receiving an ever
June 2003 - SC Magazine Review
Following in the footsteps of Xiscan 1.2,
version 1.3 receives another award
from SC Magazine:
"The principle of Xiscan is a good
one. It takes the idea of war dialing
software, which hackers have used to
their advantage for many years to scan
telephone networks in an attempt to
locate entry points, and turns it
against the enemy."
Read the full review at www.scmagazine.com