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SteelCloud wins DoD contract to help streamline Windows 10 rollout


ASHBURN, VA April 6, 2017 SteelCloud LLC announced today that it was awarded a contract from a DoD component to deliver ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation and RMF readiness solution, to accelerate the accreditation and deployment of their Windows 10 environment.  Applications using new technologies, such as the implementation of the DoD Windows 10 SHB (Secure Host Baseline), require RMF (Risk Management Framework) accreditation, including the requirement for STIG compliance.  ConfigOS impacts RMF accreditation by dramatically reducing the effort and time to build, test, and deploy STIG-compliant environments.

"The sheer size and complexity of the Windows 10 conversion within the DoD is exacerbated by moving to RMF, a new accreditation regimen," said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO.  "For many DoD organizations, automation is the only viable solution for creating, testing, and deploying STIG-compliant application baselines under the current personnel, budget, and timing constraints.  ConfigOS automation is the most viable solution for deploying new accredited application baselines en masse, while also providing the least cost alternative for automating ongoing sustainment."

ConfigOS is currently implemented in classified environments, tactical programs, disconnected labs, and the AWS commercial cloud.  ConfigOS is client-less technology, requiring no software agents.  ConfigOS scans endpoint systems for hundreds of STIG controls in under 60 seconds and then remediates them in under 90 seconds.  Automated remediation rollback as well as comprehensive compliance reporting and XCCDF output are provided.  ConfigOS FastPath was designed to harden every CAT 1/2/3 STIG control around an application baseline in 60 minutes - typically eliminating weeks or months from the accreditation timeline.  ConfigOS automates the incorporation of documented policy waivers to ensure flawless automated STIG remediation and compliance reporting. 

ConfigOS addresses Microsoft workstation and server operating systems together with environment components such as IIS, IE, Chrome, and all of the Microsoft Office components including Office 2016.  Its OnePass architecture allows ConfigOS to remediate all user profiles in a single pass, providing significant benefits when transitioning to Windows 10.  Additionally, the same instance of ConfigOS can also address Red Hat and other versions of Linux.

To receive more information on ConfigOS, please contact SteelCloud at [email protected]  Video demonstrations of ConfigOS Windows and Linux STIG remediation are available on the Company's website, www.steelcloud.com, under the "Demos" tab.

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 www.steelcloud.com or by email at [email protected]


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