SOURCE: Carrier Access

August 22, 2006 16:47 ET

Carrier Access' Broadmore Product Receives Common Criteria EAL-3 Validation

Providing Secure, Reliable Voice and Data Aggregation

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- Carrier Access Corporation (NASDAQ: CACS), a leading provider of converged access solutions, announced today its Broadmore® family of cell multiplexers received Common Criteria Certification to the EAL-3 level, thereby validating that the Broadmore's design, software development methodology, and multi-layered security mechanisms meet or exceed the third evaluation assurance level for controlled access as defined by the international standard.

The Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluations, also known as ISO standard 15408, was developed by the national security organizations of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and The Netherlands and is recognized by numerous other countries. It provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for many types of commercial and nationally-sensitive government-use IT security products.

"Customers who buy Carrier Access' Broadmore can rely on the products to provide dependable transport solutions," said Maureen Crozier, Carrier Access' Vice President, Engineering, "Common Criteria EAL-3 Certification validates that, in an environment with adequate physical security, the Broadmore requires proper identification and authorization for access, protects important data and functions using certified encryption, incorporates proper functional audits and has built-in failure recovery modes."

Common Criteria evaluations entail formal rigorous analysis and testing to examine security aspects of a product or system. Extensive testing activities involve a comprehensive and formally repeatable process, confirming that the security product functions as claimed by the manufacturer. Security weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities are specifically examined during wide-ranging evaluation and testing.

"Having Common Criteria certification in combination with FIPS 104-2 validation and JITC listing for the Broadmore platform presents a proven interoperable solution for our clients," said John Hall, CONUS Federal Sales Manager for LTI DataComm (, a veteran-owned supplier of network systems and services since 1981. "Receiving the accreditation underscores Carrier Access' ability to meet the stringent requirements of our customers, including the Department of Defense (DoD), for reliability, interoperability, and cost-effectiveness. Achieving EAL-3 certification for the Broadmore solution further reinforces LTI Datacomm's mission of offering our valued customers long-term network performance improvements, while maximizing existing infrastructure and legacy systems."

Carrier Access Broadmore 500 and 1700 certification details are posted on the Common Criteria Internet site at

The Carrier Access Broadmore, with its variety of service and network interfaces, enables the high-speed transport of ATM, video, voice and data over SATCOM links, microwave, and other fixed wireless deployments. DS1, DS3, serial, HSSI, OC-3c, and OC-12c network interfaces are available to meet a wide range of network options. Carrier Access' investment into Common Criteria certification for the Broadmore platform validates its continued commitment of offering a uniquely economical means of provisioning, grooming and routing DS3, DS1, E3, E1 and high-speed serial data circuits up to 273Mbps using logical ATM connections that meet the stringent security requirements of its customers.

About Carrier Access Corporation

Carrier Access (NASDAQ: CACS) provides consolidated access technology designed to streamline the communication network operations of carriers, enterprises and government agencies. Carrier Access products enable customers to consolidate and upgrade access capacity, and implement converged IP services while lowering costs and accelerating service revenue. Carrier Access' technologies help our customers do more with less. For more information, visit or call 303-218-5707.

Forward-Looking Statement Caution

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known. However, these statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the successful development, integration standards compliance and market acceptance of new products, the ability to sell new products into new and existing customers, including the Federal Government, the degree of competition in the market for such products, changing customer requirements, projected savings on capital expenditures and operational savings achieved through deployment of products by customers, and other risks detailed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements included in this press release.

Broadmore and Carrier Access are registered trademarks of Carrier Access Corporation in the US. All other company or product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the respective companies. Carrier Access reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products, solutions and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed, and will be delivered on a when and if available basis.

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