Digital Defense Receives Key Vulnerability Scanner Revalidation

By Fortra's Digital Defense

San Antonio, TX – January 11, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they have received formal revalidation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for conforming to the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) standard.

The SCAP revalidation allows DDI to be included on NIST’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD) website listing, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cyber Security Division/US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team). The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires that federal government agencies use SCAP-validated tools in order to remain in compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration Initiative.

“The revalidation from NIST combined with our long-standing position as a PCI- Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI-ASV) means that DDI consistently meets the highest third party standards in the industry,” explained Larry R. Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense. “When considering this revalidation in conjunction with DDI’s zero false positive initiative, clients benefit from the knowledge that they are using a tool that not only meets the rigors of the NIST validation process, but also provides them with a level of accuracy unsurpassed in the marketplace.”

The Frontline platform provides government and commercial clients with access to convenient tools such as the Active View™ Workflow Management module when they access the Frontline Client Portal. The system segregates vulnerabilities into five levels of severity, so clients can easily prioritize how they will address the remediation of those vulnerabilities. The reporting capability provided within the same portal, includes executive summary, technical detail, and trend reports, which make vulnerability management and oversight intuitive for personnel of all levels within client organizations.

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