SOURCE: Xceedium Inc.

Xceedium Inc.

April 27, 2011 21:00 ET

Xceedium's GateKeeper Achieves Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification

Zero Trust Access Control Solution Earns Highest Security Assurance Levels Used by Government Agencies Worldwide

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - Xceedium Inc., the leader in Zero Trust Access Control solutions, today announced that its flagship solution -- GateKeeper Version 5.2.1 -- achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4+) under the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS). As a result, government agencies can choose Gatekeeper to meet their security and compliance needs. Xceedium is the only Privileged Access Management provider to earn the highest level security certification.

GateKeeper Version 5.2.1 is one of only 112 total products to earn Common Criteria EAL4+ certification. The Common Criteria certification is the accepted security standard in 26 countries, including Singapore and South Korea. It provides a common framework for government agencies to evaluate security features and capabilities of information technology security products. EAL4+ is the highest assurance level that is recognized globally.

"EAL4+ is an industry game changer and gives government agencies an advantage as they deploy our award-winning GateKeeper solution to more effectively control the risk of privileged insider threat," said Ken Ammon, chief strategy officer, Xceedium. "This certification validates Xceedium's commitment to providing its government customers with the world's most secure solutions. We are proud to be the only Privileged Access Management provider to achieve this level of certification."

GateKeeper is the only solution on the market today that allows government agencies and enterprises to control, contain and audit the activity of privileged users -- including employees, partners, consultants and IT administrators -- regardless of whether they originated from inside or outside of the network. Launched in February, GateKeeper Version 5.2.1 also integrates with the dominant remote access security solutions -- including Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, F5 FirePass® SSL VPN and Juniper SA Series SSL VPN Appliances.

Xceedium worked with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to complete the certification. SAIC's Common Criteria testing laboratory is one of 10 accredited labs in the U.S. that is approved to help the Department of Defense (DoD) determine whether security products can be trusted.

For more on Xceedium GateKeeper's Common Criteria EAL4+ certification, please visit:

About SAIC
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 43,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $11.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011. For more information, visit SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

About Xceedium
Xceedium is the leading provider of Zero Trust Access Control solutions. The Xceedium GateKeeper is being used by large and mid-sized enterprises, as well as leading federal government agencies to meet their stringent security and compliance needs. This world-class technology allows organizations to control access to their network based on who the user is, and contains the user to explicit resources, eliminating the risk of allowing un-trusted third parties and privileged users on their networks. Coupled with cutting edge monitoring capabilities it also lets commercial and government organizations easily meet increasing compliance requirements including PCI, FISMA, NIST-800.53, FIPS, HIPAA and NERC. It is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and EAL2, EAL3 and EAL4 certified. For more information, visit For more on the GateKeeper, watch our 2-Minute Explainer:

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