DISA buys DigitalNet vulnerability testing software

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a task order, worth up to $6 million, to DigitalNet Inc. of Bethesda, Md., to provide a set of advanced information assurance applications.

This award 'will represent one of the largest deployments of vulnerability management software anywhere in the world,' said Firas Raouf, chief operating officer for vulnerability software provider eEye Digital Security of Aliso Viejo, Calif., which will work with DigitalNet.

For the task order, the team will provide the United States Strategic Command with a set of applications that will scan systems for potential vulnerabilities. It will automatically verify that nodes are secured according to procedures set forth by the Information Assurance Vulnerability Management Notices from the Defense Department Computer Emergency Response Team. The software will flag incorrect system configurations.

The package will include eEye's Retina Network Security Scanner, which scans networks for vulnerabilities, and eEye's REM Security Management Console, a portal for prioritizing vulnerabilities.

The task order was issued from the I-ASSURE contract, a $1.5 billion DISA contract vehicle issued in 2000 for the procurement of security products and services for the Defense Department.

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