ASHBURN, Va., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelCloud LLC announced today that its patented ConfigOS automated STIG remediation tool has been acquired and successfully implemented in a cross-service DoD tactical program. ConfigOS was selected based on its ability to effectively automate STIG remediation, thereby significantly compressing the reaccreditation timeline at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. ConfigOS reduces the initial STIG hardening time and effort by more than 90% while providing ongoing STIG compliance cost savings of up to 70%.
"This implementation demonstrates the speed in which ConfigOS can have a significant positive impact on critical DoD tactical programs," said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO. "It took only 30 days to complete the entire process from demonstration at the customer site through approval, completion of the GSA acquisition process, and implementation of ConfigOS into production. ConfigOS helps remove months of effort from the RMF accreditation timeline, while providing a simple facility for ongoing STIG compliance."
According to Henry J. Sienkiewicz, the former Chief Information Officer and Designated Approval Authority for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), "The Defense Department faces both significant cyber security and budget pressures. The Department can no longer simply throw people at the problem – just increasing manual labor is no longer a viable option. The use of automation is the key to meeting security mandates while improving deployment agility, it is the only way that we will be able to stay ahead of threats. ConfigOS has proven to be quite effective in quickly bringing infrastructures into compliance quickly while significantly reducing effort and cost."
ConfigOS, a clientless technology, requires that no software agents be loaded on endpoints. It can be installed in a day and proven in a week with concrete compliance results - paying for itself the first time it is used.
ConfigOS scans Windows and Linux systems for hundreds of STIG controls in under 60 seconds and remediates a system in less than two minutes. Logging, comprehensive compliance reporting, and XCCDF output are automatically produced by the tool. Although ConfigOS is simple enough to implement for a handful of systems, it is powerful enough to also remediate between one and three thousand endpoints per hour. At this performance level, ConfigOS allows clients to remediate every endpoint, every day. ConfigOS supports the latest security guidance provided by DISA, including Microsoft Windows 10.
For more information on ConfigOS, please contact SteelCloud at [email protected] or visit the Company's web site at www.steelcloud.com. Video demonstrations of ConfigOS STIG remediation for Windows and Red Hat Linux are also available on its website under "Demos."
SteelCloud develops security compliance solutions for government customers and those technology providers that support the government. Our products include automated policy and security remediation tools that reduce the complexity, effort, and expense of meeting government security mandates as well as "gold disks" for AWS cloud and private infrastructures. SteelCloud has delivered security policy-compliant solutions to military components around the world which simplify implementation and ongoing security and mission support. Additional information is available at www.steelcloud.com or by email at [email protected].
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