SteelCloud Sets STIG Remediation High-Performance Benchmark In AWS

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has completed an enterprise performance test of its patented ConfigOS policy remediation technology.  The test was conducted in the Amazon AWS EC2 commercial cloud using a combination of 501 Red Hat Linux 6 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 instances.  The test involved remediating the server infrastructure to the new July 2015DISA STIG (Defense Information Systems Agency – Security Technical Implementation Guide).  SteelCloud has published a video demonstration of the performance test on its website,

“We accomplished in 15 minutes what it would typically take an organization weeks to complete manually,” saidBrian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO. “Being able to remediate 2,000 servers per hour, ConfigOS will, for the first time, allow any organization the possibility of remediating every endpoint, every day.  ConfigOS has again demonstrated its ability to remediate intricate policy, and this high volume performance test has validated that our symmetrical remediation technology can handle enterprise loads with a constant level of performance as volumes increase.”

ConfigOS tool is “client-less,” and was only loaded on a single server for the AWS performance test.  The advanced XLR interface allows the customer to group and select endpoints and initiate the remediation of hundreds or even thousands of servers with a few mouse clicks.  ConfigOS maintains constant performance across a large endpoint population with SteelCloud’s unique symmetrical remediation technology.  Further, its machine-automated interface allows ConfigOS to be integrated with, and “driven” by, any security framework or systems automation technology.

According toHenry J. Sienkiewicz, the former Chief Information Officer and Designated Approval Authority for DISA, “ConfigOS fundamentally changes the game.  The machine-automated interface allows service providers to rapidly ensure compliance across highly complex environments, and permits the support team to focus in on the right things.”

ConfigOS is a revolutionary tool for automating ongoing STIG policy remediation for Microsoft Windows and Linux environments. ConfigOS utilizes new patented technology to automate the remediation of production servers using simple, but secure XML policy signatures.  SteelCloud’s ConfigOS “Builder” technology automates the hardening of a system around any application in under an hour.  ConfigOS has been designed to be used with physical, virtualized, and cloud infrastructures.

ConfigOS is available on GSA and other BPAs.  To receive more information, 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 “gold disks” for AWS cloud and private infrastructures as well as automated policy and security remediation tools that reduce the complexity, effort, and expense of meeting government security mandates.  SteelCloud has delivered security policy-compliant solutions to military components around the world which simplify implementation and ongoing security and mission support.  SteelCloud products are available on GSA and other BPAs as well as through the AWS Marketplace.  SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500.  Additional information is available at or by email at [email protected]