SOURCE: Persystent Technologies

March 27, 2008 06:00 ET

Persystent Technologies Announces Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) Solution for All Federal Agencies

Persystent Technologies Announces Automated Enforcement and Support of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) and NIST SCAP Configuration Standards Mandate

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Persystent Technologies™, the industry leader in automated PC repair and policy enforcement solutions, today announced its active support and solution for the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) compliant mandate, as directed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Persystent Technologies provides enterprise-wide PC policy enforcement and automated restore of the configuration of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows XP or Vista devices against the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) and NIST SCAP configuration standard policies, a requirement for all Federal agencies.

The Office of Management and Budget has issued memorandums to government CIOs requiring the adoption and implementation of the secure Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) baseline for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista by February 1, 2008. These memorandums also provide language for agencies to use in solicitations to ensure new acquisitions include these common security configurations and information technology providers certify their products operate effectively using these configurations.

Persystent Technologies, an OEM Business Partner of IBM (NYSE: IBM), will leverage its flagship solution, Persystent Enterprise™ that automatically enforces a PC's 'desired state' to meet the FDCC standard to ensure compliance and support of the NIST SCAP configuration for the targeted operating systems -- Microsoft XP and Vista.

"Persystent Technologies is committed to supporting NIST's Federal Desktop Core Configuration standards and delivering solutions that help make government agencies both secure and compliant," said Ken Fitzpatrick Chief Marketing Officer, Persystent Technologies. "Embedding FDCC policies into the Persystent Enterprise Manager provides an automated, cost-effective way for agencies to meet OMB's mandated enforcement and ongoing maintenance of their overall information security while reducing operating costs."

Persystent Enterprise can measure and report on configuration compliance and configuration changes across all PCs, On or Off the network, providing visibility into system configurations and the compliance impact of changes with an automated solution. The configuration information -- which can be grouped and analyzed by agency, department, geography or any other characteristic -- compares actual configurations with established benchmarks and baselines, and provides customizable reporting for monitoring and regulatory purposes.

"Persystent Technologies adds a unique and innovative solution that allows PC managers the ability to enforce, manage and update the FDCC and SCAP Configurations to ensure compliance automatically," said Jay West, Director of Federal Sales, Mainline Information Systems. "We are delighted to offer Persystent Enterprise to our Federal customers who can realize real value quickly."

To download a free White Paper on the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC): Background, Deployment, and Management please go to the following link:

Click here: http://www.persystent.com/registration_capture/registration_fdcc.html

About Persystent Technologies

Persystent Technologies automatically repairs/restores an infected/corrupted PC's operating system, registry, applications and settings to a trusted state to ensure compliance with policy guidelines and governance requirements, all without human intervention. With Persystent Enterprise, PCs function as intended every day, and organizations improve business continuity and service levels and mitigate areas of business risk. Persystent customers include small, medium and large organizations across industries and in the public sector. For more information, visit http://www.persystent.com

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