SOURCE: SkyRecon Systems

July 31, 2008 13:42 ET

SkyRecon in Pursuit of FIPS 140-2 Validation Through ICSA Labs

SkyRecon's Embeddable Encryption Module Set to Be Validated Against the Government-Required FIPS 140-2 Standard

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - SkyRecon® Systems (, the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint protection platforms, today announced that it has engaged with ICSA Labs, an industry-recognized testing and certification center, to perform FIPS 140-2 Validation testing for its Embeddable Encryption Module™ -- a core component of its StormShield® unified endpoint protection solution.

FIPS 140-2 is a rigorous federal security accreditation jointly defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) that establishes the standard used to accredit encryption algorithms and modules intended for use in protecting sensitive information. SkyRecon's Embeddable Encryption Module (EEM) is set to meet this standard by the end of the year, 2008.

Leveraging AES 256-bit encryption standard, the SkyRecon Embeddable Encryption Module is delivered through a streamlined SDK that provides an extremely lightweight, efficient implementation of on-the-fly file-based encryption services. Upon completion of the validation, SkyRecon's own use of the EEM in their current released versions of StormShield and TradeShield solutions will provide the immediate benefit of quality assurance to its existing customers and future prospects. Similarly, technology partners that have integrated the EEM in their own product offerings will pass these same benefits on to their clients.

Recently shortlisted for the 2008 Endpoint Security Product of the Year, the StormShield Security Suite includes the embedded data encryption services of the EEM while also delivering integrated device control, application control, host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), system firewall, wireless security, and network access control (NAC). StormShield provides dynamic policy management through a single console and single agent that integrates all of these layers of endpoint protection using only a few megabytes of memory.

About SkyRecon Systems Inc.

Founded in 2003, SkyRecon Systems is a leading global provider of endpoint protection platforms. With its award-winning single-agent security solutions, organizations are able to ensure protection and enforce policy for the endpoint systems, applications, data and users upon which their businesses rely. The company enjoys strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Juniper and is a contributing member of the SecureIT Alliance. SkyRecon received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan. More information about SkyRecon can be obtained by visiting or by calling (877) 239-3057.

For more information regarding the inclusion of the Embeddable Encryption Module in your security solution, please contact Sean Martin, VP of Marketing at SkyRecon, at

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. Businesses rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit:

SkyRecon®, the SkyRecon logo, StormShield™, and TradeShield™ are registered trademarks of SkyRecon Systems Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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