SteelCloud Expands BlackBerry(R) Appliance Availability for DoD

Oct. 2, 2008

HERNDON, Va. , Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SteelCloud Inc. (Nasdaq: SCLD), a developer and manufacturer of compliance-based technology solutions, today announced that its SteelWorks(R) FedMobile STIG-compliant BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server appliance is now available for Department of Defense (DoD) customers on NASA's SEWP IV (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) contract through Alvarez & Associates.

"Bringing information technology systems, like the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, into compliance with DoD security mandates is critical to protecting this country's sensitive information and infrastructures," said Everett Alvarez Jr. , President of Alvarez & Associates. "SteelWorks(R) FedMobile is the simplest, most cost effective way to implement a STIG-compliant BlackBerry(R) environment and with its inclusion on our SEWP contract, it is now even easier to acquire."

"BlackBerry's technology has significant penetration across all branches of the Department of Defense," said Robert E. Frick , SteelCloud CEO. "Alvarez & Associates' selection of SteelWorks(R) FedMobile for inclusion on their SEWP contract validates the advantages that our STIG-compliant BlackBerry appliance brings to DoD customers. We look forward to working with Alvarez to successfully penetrate the large BlackBerry(R) DoD installed base."

SteelCloud is a member of the BlackBerry(R) Solution Provider Program.

About SteelWorks(R) FedMobile

SteelWorks(R) FedMobile is an appliance that integrates high performance server hardware, Windows Server 2003, and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software into a plug & play solution that provides DoD customers with rapid installation and implementation of a STIG-compliant BlackBerry environment. The SteelWorks(R) FedMobile appliance (with its associated operating system) is compliant with the DoD Wireless STIG BlackBerry Security Checklist (v.5), Windows 2003 Security Checklist (v. 6), and the .NET Framework security checklist (v.1). It is "Gold and Platinum Disk" compliant in conjunction with normal site-specific set-up functions. The hundreds of security guidelines outlined by the Defense Information Security Agency's (DISA) STIG requirements have been implemented in the SteelWorks(R) FedMobile. The appliance enables a full STIG-compliant installation of a BlackBerry environment in less than 60 minutes. Microsoft Exchange, IBM(R) Lotus(R) Domino(R) and Novell(R) GroupWise(R) email systems are supported in every SteelWorks(R) FedMobile appliance. SteelWorks(R) FedMobile is available on GSA and other federal contracting vehicles from the Company, CDW-G, and other federal partners.

About SteelCloud

SteelCloud is a developer and manufacturer of compliance based technology solutions. The Company designs and manufactures specialized servers and appliances for federal integrators, software vendors and volume users. For both the government and commercial markets the Company delivers integration services and software focused on risk management and network management solutions. The Company's ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System provides procedures for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of its business. Over its 20-year history, the Company has won numerous awards for technical excellence and customer satisfaction. The Company can be reached at (703) 674-5500. Additional information is available at E-mail:

About Alvarez & Associates

Founded in 2004, Alvarez & Associates, LLC. is a Washington, DC based Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) business delivering information technology and executive management services to the federal government and commercial marketplace. The steadfast goal of Alvarez & Associates is to deliver solutions that provide new capabilities, improve existing processes, and streamline the management of information and human assets throughout the government and commercial marketplace fully dedicated to QUALITY - INTEGRITY - COMMITMENT - EXPERIENCE. Alvarez & Associates' mission is to provide intellect, analysis, technology and counsel for translating strategic and technical issues into practical solutions.

About Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement "SEWP"

The NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) GWAC (Government-Wide Acquisition Contract) provides the latest in Information Technology (IT) products for all Federal Agencies. The statutory authority allowing usage of the SEWP contracts by the entire Federal Government is NASA's designation as an Executive Agent by OMB based on the Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) of 1996, now the Clinger Cohen Act.

SOURCE SteelCloud Inc.

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