System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP Now Available

The extensions enable Configuration Manager 2007 to consume Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) data streams, assess systems for compliance, and generate report results in SCAP format by taking advantage of the compliance checking capabilities inherent in the desired configuration management (DCM) feature.SCAP convert SCAP datastream files into DCM Configuration Packs for use with Configuration Manager […]

The extensions enable Configuration Manager 2007 to consume Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) data streams, assess systems for compliance, and generate report results in SCAP format by taking advantage of the compliance checking capabilities inherent in the desired configuration management (DCM) feature.

SCAP convert SCAP datastream files into DCM Configuration Packs for use with Configuration Manager 2007. These extensions also convert DCM compliance reports back into SCAP format. This release includes a user guide that provides instructions for using the command-line tools, and detailed information about the mapping between the SCAP data formats and the DCM format.

Using SCAP Extensions for ConfigMgr, your organization can optimize its existing Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure to ensure that the computers you manage meet this federal compliance requirement and generate the requisite FDCC reports for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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