For Immediate Release –October 28, 2011

SAINTscanner® is First Product to Receive USGCB Validation by NIST

SAINT provides standardization benefits of SCAP, a U.S. Government mandated initiative

Bethesda, MD – SAINT announced today that its flagship product, SAINTscanner, is the first product to receive validation by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB). SAINT is also validated under the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) as an Authenticated Vulnerability and Patch Scanner; Unauthenticated Vulnerability Scanner; Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) Scanner; and Authenticated Configuration Scanner.

SCAP is a specification established by NIST for expressing and manipulating security data in standardized ways. To become SCAP validated, SAINT was rigorously tested by an independent SCAP-accredited laboratory. The SCAP Validation Program is designed to test the ability of products to use the features and functionality available through SCAP and its component standards.

"Being first-to-market for such a major milestone under SCAP is a great achievement for SAINT, and also validates our continued commitment to our customers and strategic partners to be a leader in this industry and to deliver superior security software that meets the ever-evolving demands for security assessment and regulatory compliance," said Randall Laudermilk, SAINT Product Development Manager.

"We were delighted to be the SCAP laboratory selected by SAINT to perform testing of their scanner. Our test staff welcomed the challenge of being the first to test a scanner against USGCB as an opportunity to demonstrate their outstanding technical expertise," said Edward Morris, SAIC Accredited Test & Evaluation Laboratories (AT&E) Director. 

SAINT Corporation provides network security tools to financial, government and educational institutions around the world. SAINT offers integrated vulnerability assessment and penetration testing solutions. For more information, please contact

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