REPEAT/ ICSA Labs' Firewall 4.0 Certification Criteria is the First-Ever Customized Program to Test Products against the Unique Security Needs of Three Distinct User Groups.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2002
Eleven Firewall Products Meet the Security Industry's Most Rigorous and Customized Testing Criteria
ICSA See TruSecure. Labs(R), an independent division of TruSecure Corporation(R), today announced that it has created the first testing and certification criteria that address the unique performance needs of three distinct segments of firewall products. Eleven firewall products have been tested to ensure they meet the industry's most stringent and market-customized criteria for product certification.
Over the last several years, the number of small-to-medium business (SMB (1) (Small to Medium-sized Business) Also called "SME" (small to medium-sized enterprise), it refers to companies that are larger than the small office/home office (SOHO), but not huge. ) and residential users of networking technology has exploded. This growth, coupled with a mainstream focus on security, has created new target markets for firewall vendors. However, the needs of these different groups of users vary markedly from that of large enterprises, translating into new performance and functionality requirements.
"The risk associated with opening corporate networks to authorized users world wide is a very real business problem for all sizes of companies today," said Mike Wittig, chief technology officer at CyberGuard. "ICSA Certification speaks volumes to our customers and partners, particularly in the financial community, providing proof positive that our solutions meet the highest of security standards."
ICSA Labs Firewall 4.0 Certification Criteria is the first program in the industry to test and certify products against the unique needs of these distinct segments. Firewall product vendors can now submit products for testing and certification in the corporate, SMB or residential product categories. Each product is then tested against two sets of standards, the Baseline Firewall Module and the Required Services Security Profile (RSSP RSSP Regional Safe School Program
RSSP Response Session Start Positive (ITU-T)
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RSSP Right Superior Pulmonary Vein ) Module. Every product submitted, regardless of category, must meet the minimum standards in the Baseline Module. Each product is then tested against the selected RSSP for the product category.
"ICSA Labs' goal has always been to improve the security performance of products delivered to the marketplace through the building of vendor consortia and the strict testing and certification of products," said Brian Monkman, firewall program manager at ICSA Labs. "The new Firewall 4.0 Certification Criteria has allowed us to incorporate more vendors into the program, ensuring that end users will have a wider selection of products that meet ICSA's high security and functionality standards. It also allows us to ensure that certified products are meeting the unique performance needs of each end user."
The following companies have achieved ICSA Labs Corporate Firewall 4.0 Certification: CyberGuard Corp - Firewall Appliance Product Group (AMEX AMEX
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CFW Call Forward
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CFW Continuous Fillet Weld (engineering) ); Novell, Inc.- BorderManager Firewall (Nasdaq: NOVL NOVL Novell, Inc. (stock abbreviation, AMEX) ); NetScreen Technologies - NetScreen Firewall Family (Nasdaq: NSCN NSCN National Socialist Council of Nagalim
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NSCN Navy Satellite Control Network ); Intoto - iGateway; Cisco Corporation - PIX Firewall Family (Nasdaq: CSCO CSCO Cisco Systems Incorporated (stock symbol)
CSCO Chief Supply Chain Officer ); Global Technology Associates - GTA GTA Grand Theft Auto (legal)
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GTA Greater Toronto Area (Canada)
GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant Family of Firewalls; Check Point - Firewall-1 NG on Linux (Nasdaq: CHKP CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (stock abbreviation, AMEX) ); Nortel Networks - Alteon Switched Firewall (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : NT); FortiNet, Inc. - FortiGate Family.
"NetScreen is proud to be among the first firewall vendors to demonstrate compliance with the increasingly stringent ICSA Firewall Criteria version 4.0," said Gregory Lebovitz, security architect for NetScreen Technologies. "Third-party certifications promote standards for quality. Together, ICSA and its vendor consortium are driving the development of superior firewalling products and increasing customer confidence in their functionality and reliability."
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RIAS Research Institute for Advanced Studies Corporation - GreatSpeed GS-1540G with the Ashley Laurent Firewall; and Jungo Ltd. - Open RG Firewall have achieved ICSA Labs Residential Firewall 4.0 Certification. At this time, no vendors have met the ICSA Labs SMB Firewall 4.0 Certification Criteria.
More information regarding the ICSA Labs Certification as well as vendor product, version and build numbers can be found on the ICSA Labs Web site at: http://www.icsalabs.com within the week.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests 95% of products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, IPSec, VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. , firewall, PC firewall, cryptography, intrusion detection and content security. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit http://www.icsalabs.com/
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