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Vanguard Tool Assists With Security Control Compliance

GRC Announcements | November 16, 2010

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, an independent provider of enterprise security software for mainframes, has released Vanguard Configuration Manager. The new software is designed to significantly reduce the cost and time required to test mainframe systems to assess their accordance with the Defense Information Systems Agency Security Technical Implementation Guides (DISA STIGs).

Under the Federal Information Security Management Act, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance, U.S. government agencies and contractors with mainframe systems should check that their systems comply with the security configuration controls in the DISA-STIG configuration controls.

More than 100 federal agencies rely on mainframes in their major data centers. Some are directly managed by the agencies and others are managed by outsourced service providers. Agencies that utilize mainframes have the vast majority of their critical...

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