New SteelCloud Program to Accelerate the DoD's Adoption of Windows 10

ConfigOS "$10 for 10" Promotion Meets DoD's Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline Directive

Dec 16, 2015, 10:35 ET from SteelCloud LLC

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelCloud LLC announced today the immediate availability of Microsoft Windows 10 remediation support in its patented STIG compliance tool – ConfigOS.  To support the DoD's Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline Directive, SteelCloud also announced the availability of its "$10 for 10" promotional program.  This program will allow any DoD component to acquire Windows 10 ConfigOS endpoint licensing for just $10 each.  This program was designed to support the DoD's objective to rapidly transition its infrastructure to Windows 10 by January 2017.  The Information Assurance/STIG compliance effort for a transition of this scale is a major undertaking. ConfigOS will significantly reduce the initial hardening effort by more than 90% and will reduce ongoing STIG compliance costs by up to 70%.

"There are significant operational and security benefits that the DoD will realize with the timely adoption of Microsoft Windows 10," said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO.  We developed our '$10 for 10' program, to go beyond basic STIG support and provide a capability that will actually help the DoD accelerate this monumental upgrade task.  This new program is attractive for any size command because we have provided enterprise-level pricing without the requirement for a significant minimum purchase quantity.

According to Henry J. Sienkiewicz, the former Chief Information Officer and Designated Approval Authority for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), "The Defense Department recognizes the benefits of moving to Windows 10 as quickly as possible.  A key ingredient to making this move is automating both the baselining and remediation processes.  Automating remediation and continually ensuring that the baseline is current is, in my mind, one of the best practices that should be adopted immediately by all federal organizations.  By far, the market leader in this space is SteelCloud, with its ConfigOS product."

ConfigOS is client-less technology, requiring that no software agents be loaded on endpoints.  ConfigOS scans a Windows system for hundreds of STIG controls in under 30 seconds and remediates the Windows system in just 60 seconds.  Logging and comprehensive compliance reporting are automatically produced by the tool.  A single instance of ConfigOS, supporting multiple concurrent sessions, will remediate between two and three thousand Windows endpoints per hour.  ConfigOS Windows 10 support is based on the latest security guidance provided by DISA.  Windows 10 support has been added to the existing ConfigOS STIG support for Windows 7 / 8 / 2008 / 2012, Red Hat Linux 5 & 6 and SUSE Linux.  Windows 10 STIG support is being provided to existing ConfigOS customers at no additional cost.

The $10 for 10 program provides a package of 250 ConfigOS Windows 10 endpoint licenses for only $2,500 – a savings of 90% off of the product's standard GSA pricing.  A customer may acquire as many packages as necessary to address their workstation infrastructure.  This program is available through GSA and other BPAs.  To receive more information on ConfigOS, please contact SteelCloud or visit the Company's web site at  Video demonstrations of ConfigOS STIG remediation for Windows and Red Hat Linux are also available on its website under "Demos."

About SteelCloud
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.  SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500.  Additional information is available at or by email at