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SteelCloud Expands Security Support to the Department of Defense
SteelCloud, Inc.  a leading developer of mobility computing appliance and VMware solutions today announced that it will expand its security support offerings to the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to better help DoD agencies and commands meet their security obligations as mandated by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

All DoD organizations have a responsibility to conform to certain DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides or "STIGs."  SteelCloud's SteelWorks FedMobile is an enhanced implementation of both its server appliance and VMware software appliance for the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.  SteelWorks FedMobile provides a consistent pre-configured DoD STIG-compliant BlackBerry environment that can be implemented in under an hour, rather than weeks or months.

The Company's new STIG360™ offering is an ongoing security support service that helps DoD organizations remain STIG-compliant over the life of their BlackBerry implementations.  With STIG360, SteelCloud expands its STIG support responsibilities to include continual testing, training, and implementation consulting to allow its DoD customers to reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with current and new STIG compliance.

"STIG360 was born out of requests from our DoD customers for SteelCloud to provide additional security support services for their BlackBerry environments," said Brian Hajost, President and CEO.  "FedMobile is a superior solution for implementing a STIG-compliant BlackBerry environment.  Now with STIG360, our customers can remain compliant and receive clean audits over the long term, with a minimum of cost, effort and risk.  DISA has announced that STIG support for the older BlackBerry 4.x environment will end next June.  SteelWorks FedMobile with its VMware virtualization option is perfectly positioned to meet DoD's upgrade needs for thousands of 4.x BlackBerry Enterprise Servers."

STIG360 will be available for purchase on December 1, 2010.  Annual subscription pricing starts at $4,000 and is based on the number of SteelWorks systems installed.  STIG360 is available on GSA and other contract vehicles from SteelCloud and its federal marketing partners including CDWG, Insight, and VertiGO Solutions.

Published Monday, November 08, 2010 6:27 PM by David Marshall
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