Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Microsoft Releases SCAP for ConfigMgr

I received an email from Micrsoft announcing that SCAP was complete and ready for download.
Below is the link

Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is the program designed to help protect your system through checks with NIST and vulernabilities.

With SCAP you can ensure that your machines are secure per the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) mandate. Even if you are not a Government entity it is still good to use this because it can check for possible security problems and will help you lock down your machines. I beta test this...very impressive...I am hoping some of the changes were made to the applicaiton to fully take use of the vulnerability scanning. With this your server could download the latest vulnerabilities and scan your network and let you know if you have a hole (i.e. Word zero day hole, Mozilla hole, etc.)