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SteelCloud Simplifies DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance for DOD Mission Partners

October 6, 2019

ConfigOS Automated Remediation Software Accelerates STIG Compliance

ASHBURN, Va.Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SteelCloud LLC announced today the selection and successful implementation of ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, by integrators and consultants to address the requirements of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to comply with NIST SP 800-171.  This NIST mandate requires the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) by dictating that contractor infrastructures comply with the DISA STIGs.

“We have seen that STIG compliance, required by NIST 800-171, has had a significant impact on DoD contractors, especially those that have not had to deal with STIGs before,” said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO.  “Our ConfigOS software has greatly simplified both the upfront hardening and ongoing STIG maintenance.  Our DoD mission partner customers have been attracted to ConfigOS because they have gotten concrete results the very first day.  ConfigOS is the perfect solution for automating STIGs, no matter whether our customer has thousands of endpoints or just a handful.”

ConfigOS is currently implemented in classified and unclassified environments, tactical programs, disconnected labs, and the AWS commercial cloud.  ConfigOS is client-less technology, requiring no software agents.  ConfigOS scans endpoint systems and remediates hundreds of STIG controls in under 90 seconds.  Automated remediation rollback as well as comprehensive compliance reporting and STIG Viewer XCCDF output are provided.  ConfigOS 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 RMF accreditation timeline.  ConfigOS automates the incorporation of documented policy waivers to ensure flawless automated STIG remediation and compliance reporting.

ConfigOS addresses Microsoft Windows workstation and server operating systems together with application components such as SQL, IIS, IE, Chrome, and all of the Microsoft Office components including Office 2016.  ConfigOS remediates all user profiles in a single pass, providing significant benefits when transitioning to Windows 10.  Additionally, the same instance of ConfigOS addresses Linux STIG remediation for Red Hat 5/6/7, CENTOS, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Oracle Linux.  ConfigOS content includes over 10,000 STIG and CIS controls.

To receive more information on ConfigOS, please contact SteelCloud at  Video demonstrations of ConfigOS Windows and Linux STIG remediation are available on the Company’s website,, under the “Demos” tab.

About SteelCloud

SteelCloud develops STIG and CIS compliance software for government customers and those technology providers that support the government.  Our products automate policy and security remediation by reducing 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 easy to license through our GSA Schedule 70 contract.   SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500.  Additional information is available at or by email at


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