Occasionally, we remove functionality from Trust Protection Platform to stay current with emerging technologies and to serve the changing needs of our customers. Some of the more common reasons for deprecating features include the following:
- Minimal use of a feature by the majority of our customers
- Technologies that have become obsolete
- Features that have become too expensive to maintain
- Changes in our technology road map
- Important security enhancements to Trust Protection Platform
For a list of features that have been deprecated prior to the current release, visit:
Scheduled Feature Deprecations
Although planned feature deprecations are subject to change, the following list indicates which features are planned for removal from upcoming releases of Trust Protection Platform:
Venafi Platform 19.1
.NET Framework update
Installation of Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7 will be required on Venafi Platform servers.
User Agent for Windows will require .NET Framework version 4.6.1
User Agent for Enterprise Mobility Protect will require installation of Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.1 on all Windows devices where it is installed.
Agent Support for Solaris
Starting in 19.1, the Server Agent will only support Solaris 10 and newer. Support for Solaris 8 and 9 will be deprecated.
Layer 7 Certificate Installation Driver
Venafi's technology partnership ended when Computer Associates acquired Layer 7 in 2013. There is also not enough market demand for this integration to justify its presence as a native integration for the platform. Customers using Venafi to integrate with Layer 7 should work with CA Technologies or a third party resource to implement an Adaptable integration with Layer 7 load balancers.
Network Discovery Placement Preview
The Network Discovery Placement Preview feature will be removed from Aperture. After its removal, Network discovery will work more like agent and TrustNet discovery. When discovered, items automatically appear in the Policy tree.
Venafi Platform 19.2
IIS 6 Certificate Installation Driver
Microsoft's extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015. Since the CAPI driver is the recommended and compatible method for provisioning to all newer versions of Windows, the IIS 6 driver will be removed from the Venafi Platform in 19.2.
Server Agent Windows 32-bit Support
Due to Microsoft's deprecation of 32-bit operating systems for its server line, Venafi too will no longer be shipping the 32-bit version of the Windows Installer and Venafi Update Packages.