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SteelCloud Announces The First Department Of Defense Virtual Appliance For BlackBerry Enterprise Server

ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 26. SteelCloud, Inc., a leading developer of mobility computing appliance solutions today announced, SteelWorks FedMobile VM, its newest innovation for deploying BlackBerry Enterprise Server in Department of Defense virtual machine (VM) environments.

SteelWorks FedMobile VM is a software-only solution that easily installs in an existing VM infrastructure to create a complete DISA STIG-compliant BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment. SteelCloud's virtual appliance also includes EverAvail, a unique software suite for high availability, patch management, back-up, and disaster recovery. SteelWorks FedMobile VM is designed to support both new installations of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5, as well as migrations from previous versions.

All DoD organizations have a mandate to conform to certain Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides or "STIGs." SteelCloud's SteelWorks FedMobile is an enhanced implementation of its appliance for BlackBerry Enterprise Server that leverages the server's IT policies to provide a consistent pre-configured DoD STIG-compliant BlackBerry environment in under an hour, rather than weeks or months.

"As budgets tighten, SteelCloud has received a lot of interest from DoD customers looking for a cost saving virtual BlackBerry Enterprise Server implementation," said Brian Hajost, President and CEO. "FedMobile VM is a perfect fit for these customers and I am excited that we quickly responded to this market need by developing a product for DoD customers that have standardized on VM. Manually implementing the STIGs has been shown to be a time-consuming and error prone effort, resulting in security risks and non-compliance. By delivering SteelWorks FedMobile VM on the market leading VM infrastructure, we are able to provide DoD customers with a STIG-compliant solution out of the box, that is easily and quickly deployable without negatively impacting budgets or interrupting work schedules."

SteelWorks FedMobile VM software can be ordered through various contract vehicles from SteelCloud's federal marketing partners including CDW-G, Insight, and VertiGO Solutions.