SCAP Authoring for Human Beings

Use the Slang Authoring Toolkit to deliver powerful, elegant content authoring capabilities:

  • Enable end-users to quickly author security checks without learning SCAP
  • Empower your services team to create custom vulnerability and compliance content

Introducing Slang Use Cases Features & Capabilities Support & Upgrades Request Evaluation

Slang is a Shorthand Language for SCAP

Simple, YAML-Based Syntax

Write compliance and vulnerability rules in YAML with rich, context-sensitive help in Visual Studio Code.

Slang animation: creating a simple compliance check
Slang animation: export Slang to SCAP

Export to SCAP

The Slang Authoring Toolkit exports this simple, 5-line Slang rule to 119 lines of standards-compliant SCAP 1.2 Datastream XML.

Authoring Toolkit Use Cases

Enterprise End-users

via VS Code or web-based UI

Quickly create custom checks to address operational needs and edit existing content streams (e.g. CIS, STIG, etc.).

Services & Content Teams

via VS Code and git

Build and maintain custom compliance and vulnerabilty content streams from scratch or based on existing SCAP content.

Security Product Developers

via Embeddable Toolkit & Schemas

Embed the Slang Authoring Toolkit in management applications to provide integrated authoring capability to your end-users.

Features & Capabilities

The Slang Authoring Toolkit supports all valid SCAP content capabilities.

  • Multi-Platform: Windows, Linux, macOS, Cisco, Juniper, AIX, VMWare and more!
  • Multi-Purpose: create (or customize) compliance, vulnerability, secure configuration, inventory or patch content.
  • Standards-Compliant: SCAP 1.3 valid XCCDF, OVAL, CPE and CVE.
  • Multi-Format: SCAP Datastreams, Bundles, and OVAL definitions files.
  • SCAP Data Model: includes complete Python model for OVAL and XCCDF.
  • Supports XCCDF Profiles, Value-driven parametrization, substitution text, all metadata, and more!
  • Test content against live devices with bundled Joval scan engine.

Extensible Check Libraries

Add your own Slang inventory checks, script-based checks, or Slang/YAML checks. They'll automatically appear in content-sensitive help, custom GUIs, documentation, and exported content.


Build a JSON-schema-driven web UI to automatically pick up core library updates and extensions. Embed the Toolkit component to import, validate and export Slang programmatically.

Awesome Support

Fast and knowledgeable support comes with every Joval purchase, including integration support to make onboarding a snap and incredible same-day help once you're up and running.

Commercial Support

Upgrades On Us

Upgrades are included at no extra charge with every Joval license subscription so you know you have the software and support you need to be successful.

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