Digital Defense Receives Major Vulnerability Scanner Validation

Jan 11, 2010, 08:45 ET from Digital Defense, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security assessment and security compliance solutions, today announced they have earned validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for conforming to the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). This validation is for the capability of determining the presence of unauthenticated or explicit vulnerabilities by evaluating the target system over a network, as performed by DDI's groundbreaking Frontline(TM) Vulnerability Scanner.


The SCAP validation provides for DDI to enjoy listing on NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD) website, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cyber Security Division/US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team). The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires that federal government agencies use SCAP-validated tools in order to remain in compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration Initiative.

"This new validation from NIST, along with a growing list of clients, substantiates our ongoing efforts and the investments we have been making in our Frontline platform," explained Larry R. Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense. "It gives federal agencies confidence when they select Digital Defense to support them as they build and maintain their information security programs. This validation, along with features such as our zero false positive initiative for explicit vulnerabilities, provides clients with a tool that not only meets the rigors of the NIST validation process, but also provides clients with a level of accuracy unmatched in the industry. We offer our clients the most flexible vulnerability scanning tools available today and the SCAP validation from NIST now makes our vulnerability scanning solutions available to US government agencies across the board. In addition, our commercial clients benefit from the knowledge that our technology is meeting the highest standards in the industry."

With Frontline platform access, government and commercial clients alike have access to convenient tools such as the Active View(TM) Workflow Management module when they log into the Frontline Client Portal. The system filters the vulnerabilities into five different levels of severity, so clients can easily prioritize how they will address the remediation of those vulnerabilities. The reporting capability, included for all clients within the same portal, includes executive summary, technical detail, and trend reports, which make vulnerability management and oversight much easier for all levels of staff within client organizations.

About Digital Defense

Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), an approved scanning vendor by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC), delivers a comprehensive portfolio of risk management services including information security programs, regulatory compliance solutions, security testing of IT products and security education offerings. DDI and its Security Operations team uses proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and industry best practices to deliver a broad array of services to clients, which range from small financial institutions to global Fortune enterprises. Frontline(TM), DDI's flagship service portal, provides clients with instant access to a security information and assessment management platform that enables independent oversight of their organization's security posture on an autonomous or DDI-managed service basis. For more information about Digital Defense, please visit our web site at or contact us at 888.273.1412.

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