U.S. Army to Centralize Network Security Scanning

Monday, 22 April 2002, 2:59 PM EST

The U.S. Army last week announced a major new initiative designed to help the service get its arms around vulnerability analysis and automated patch management for more than 1.5 million workstations around the world.

Through a multimillion- dollar contract with Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris Corp., the Army will deploy the company's Security Threat Avoidance Technology (STAT) Scanner vulnerability assessment tool worldwide, including in all post, camp and station networks, tactical networks, mobile subscriber networks and the Army Tactical Internet.

The Harris tool is the latest addition to a group of scanning tools that the Army uses, said Patrick Swan, a spokesman for the Army's CIO office.

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