SOURCE: StillSecure

October 29, 2007 13:50 ET

StillSecure Safe Access Becomes First NAC Product to Achieve Common Criteria Certification

StillSecure Demonstrates Market Leadership by Achieving Critical Federal Certification

SUPERIOR, CO--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - StillSecure®, creator of secure network infrastructure software, today announced that StillSecure Safe Access® v5.0, the company's award winning network access control solution, has become one of the first network access control (NAC) products to achieve certification by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408). Common Criteria is an internationally recognized standard that provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for commercial and nationally sensitive government-use IT security products.

CygnaCom Solutions conducted independent testing of the StillSecure Safe Access v5.0 product. CygnaCom Solutions' Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Assessment Program (NVLAP) and approved by NIAP to perform Common Criteria evaluations in accordance with the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS).

The evaluation process determined that StillSecure Safe Access v5.0 meets the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security at Evaluation Assurance Level 2 augmented with security policy model (EAL2+). DoD and Intelligence Community consumers can now purchase this product according to NSTISSP #11 and DoD 8500 acquisition policies. Safe Access is the second StillSecure product to achieve Common Criteria certification. StillSecure VAM, a leading vulnerability management platform, was certified earlier this year.

"We are ecstatic that Safe Access is one of the first NAC solutions to achieve Common Criteria certification. It validates not only our commitment to the Federal marketplace, but also our approach to NAC," said Alan Shimel, Chief Strategy Officer at StillSecure. "Over the past few years, we've won many customers in the Federal government sector with Safe Access v5.0. This certification validates our product capabilities in helping to stop unauthorized access, prevent malicious endpoint activity, and enforce security policies, so that agencies can more effectively protect the nation's most critical networks."

"Government customers want and in many cases require third party validation that vendor products conform to the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme. An internationally recognized certification program such as Common Criteria satisfies these requirements," said Nithya Rachamadugu, director of CygnaCom Solutions' Security Evaluation Laboratory. "Testing, evaluating, and assessing information systems and networks are all part of the certification process for a computer security product like StillSecure Safe Access v5.0."

About Safe Access

Safe Access is a complete NAC solution that works in the 'real' world. Its flexible architecture includes pre- and post-connect capabilities, identity-based access control, and integrated remediation -- the key components to a complete NAC solution. Safe Access is a purpose-built NAC solution that supports industry standards such as Cisco NAC, Microsoft NAP, and Trusted Computing Group's TNC. Safe Access v5.0 has been battle tested in some of the largest, most complex organizations in the world including leading enterprises and various departments within the U.S Government. Recently awarded TechWorld's "Endpoint Security Product of the Year," Safe Access v5.0 has also been named SC Magazine's "Best Endpoint Security Solution" and "Best Buy," Information Security's "Hot Pick," and Windows IT Pro's "Editor's Choice." StillSecure is partnered with or supports all major network infrastructure equipment including 3Com, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Force10 Networks, Foundry Networks, HP ProCurve, and Nortel, among others.

Pricing and availability

StillSecure Safe Access v5.0 is available immediately from StillSecure or through any of its authorized resellers. Safe Access is available on an annual, fixed-cost subscription basis or through a purchase-plus-maintenance model based on the number of total users. Both options include all standard security tests and test updates, software upgrades, and engineer-delivered technical support. For a Safe Access trial contact StillSecure sales at sales@stillsecure.com.

About StillSecure

StillSecure creates secure network infrastructures. By converging networking and security, StillSecure is the foundation for secure, intelligent, highly automated networks that are easy to manage and protect. StillSecure customers range from midsize companies to the world's largest enterprises and agencies in government, financial services, healthcare, education, and technology. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, or visit http://www.stillsecure.com.

About CygnaCom Solutions

CygnaCom Solutions has been providing security solutions to government and business since 1994. With demonstrated expertise in all aspects of system security engineering, CygnaCom provides clients with security risk assessments, security architectures, security assurance consulting, and Certification and Accreditation services, as well as FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201 and Common Criteria testing. For more information, visit: www.cygnacom.com or call 703-848-0883.

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