Important: The timelines mentioned are rough estimates and subdue to the constant change in an agile development environment. The timelines provided here are not binding and should therefore provide an overview of ongoing and upcoming projects, strategic topics, and other highlights.
- Q4 2020
- Q1 – Q3 2021
- Q4 2021 – 2022: Reporting via event system & ELK
- 2022 – 2024 and beyond: Deep service integration, improved encryption, policy framework & multicloud
Q4 2020Back to top
DRACOON is actively building the best DRACOON Server version yet: Based on our DRACOON cloud version from late fall 2020, the new DRACOON Server release will contain DRACOON Web App version 5, dedicated clients (DRACOON for iOS, Android, and Outlook) and will include all recent highlights of 2020:
- Major Web App improvements such as major speed enhancements and improved file transfer handling, self-service branding, comments, PDF preview, editable shares and file requests
- Notifications via email for several events such as uploaded files in a data room, new comments, or share use
- New email templates based on branding
- New cryptography algorithm (RSA 4096 bit)
- S3 direct upload in all clients
In October 2019, DRACOON's cloud solution was tested and certified against the requirements of BSI C5. In order to keep our promise as a reliable and secure enterprise service, we are currently undergoing re-certification 2020 and ensuring all our processes comply with the catalog provided by BSI C5.
Q1 – Q3 2021Back to top
In order to further advance our technological advantage by building a cloud based on a microservice architecture, DRACOON needs to design and implement a unified entry point for all of the services, handling authorization and authentication. This will then serve as a key element in our structure and enables the development of further features.
- Consumption-based accounting and billing: Enumeration and restriction of consumed API calls - key feature for customers intending to make use of DRACOON's state of the art API.
- Centralized authentication and authorization for all DRACOON services
Deep IAM integration
DRACOON aims to provide a platform ready for enterprise use – with the current implementation of OpenID Connect (OIDC) and the possibility to integrate your own identity and access management solution in DRACOON, a solid foundation is set. In order to provide the same experience for local users, DRACOON wishes to detach user management and make use of already present solutions (such as Keycloak).
- Guest users / (named) external users: A specific permission set design to reflect the external status of a user (outside of the organization). Ability to invite external partners to seamlessly collaborate in DRACOON.
- 2FA / MFA: Two-factor/multi-factor authentication for local or guest users
- Personal rooms 2.0: Provide personal rooms for all user types
- Enterprise-grade user management: Import information from your own identity provider in order to easily migrate a large user base into DRACOON.
Q4 2021 – 2022Back to top
Reporting via event system & ELK
A key element of DRACOON has always been the capability to audit each and every action, providing a GDPR-compliant solution. In order to provide performant access to this data, DRACOON needs to build a new reporting system based on the event system and Elasticsearch/Kibana.
- Enterprise reporting for all key aspects of an instance, such as event logging and auditing
- Notifications stream of relevant information regarding DRACOON displayed to users (events, actions)
2022 – 2024 and beyondBack to top
Deep service integration
DRACOON is the platform that allows connecting your service of choice to handle your data – therefore a deep service integration into our API will strengthen our core value as an integration focused company. The goal is to provide a service marketplace for developers and consumers, allowing the selection of tools required for the data stored inside DRACOON.
- Full-text search: Search for full text in DRACOON files, support for semantics and ontology
- Transcoding: Transcode documents into other formats, include watermarks and digital signatures
- Support for third party integrations: Support includes, but is not limited to threat detection, deep learning, AI
DRACOON has already laid the groundwork for a lasting encryption with upgrading cryptography algorithms (RSA 4096 bit). To further enhance the position as the market leader for a secure and GDPR-compliant enterprise cloud, DRACOON aims to provide several improvements, allowing the integration of your own security infrastructure and/or hardware.
- Certificates / PKI – bring your own key: Integrate corporate PKI in DRACOON including cryptographic hardware like smartcards
- Post-quantum cryptography: Provide a post-quantum cryptography algorithm
- External private keys / hardware device support: Use external hardware as private key storage
Policy framework & multicloud
In order to comply with enterprise policies, a policy framework is required to enable the definition of global policies that can apply to data rooms, shares, and other crucial elements of DRACOON.
Additionally, DRACOON strongly aims to provide a cloud service capable of adapting to the vast landscape of infrastructure. This means that a future version of DRACOON should allow the use of multiple object storages and/or mixed storage types to accommodate different department/location needs.
- Policy management: Set global policies for key elements in DRACOON
- Multicloud: Multi object storages: Bind object storages to specific data rooms – use different storages in parallel