Lancope's StealthWatch System in Evaluation for Common Criteria EAL1 Government Certification Through rigorous certification process, Lancope reaffirms commitment to securing government infrastructure
ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, today announced that its StealthWatch® System is officially in evaluation for a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 1 (EAL1) certification under the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) Scheme. Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408) that define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of IT security products. Lancope has also achieved Common Criteria certification for previous versions of StealthWatch.
Common Criteria evaluation is mandated for commercial information security products purchased by the U.S. government for use in national security systems, and has also been adopted as a requirement by dozens of other governments around the world. By submitting the latest versions of StealthWatch for evaluation, Lancope reaffirms its commitment to meeting the unique security needs of government entities, and in particular, the U.S. Federal Government.
"Measures like Common Criteria are critical for ensuring the safety, efficacy and reliability of government infrastructure amidst today's complex security environment," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "Hundreds of governmental departments and agencies, along with commercial enterprises around the world, rely on StealthWatch to protect the security and integrity of their networks. We look forward to having the system re-evaluated under the Common Criteria framework to further solidify its leadership position as an essential technology for today's ever-evolving networks."
In order to facilitate the prompt completion of the Common Criteria evaluation process, Lancope has partnered with Corsec Security, a consulting firm with more than fourteen years of validation and certification experience. Together, the companies have submitted StealthWatch to CGI's accredited, independent evaluation lab for testing.
"As a provider of flow-based monitoring solutions that deliver in-depth, internal visibility and threat intelligence for large networks, Lancope offers a unique technology that is quickly filling a vital need in today's security market," said Matthew Appler, CEO of Corsec Security. "By continuing to undergo Common Criteria testing, Lancope affirms its commitment to delivering the highest quality, most secure product possible, while also ensuring that the benefits of its powerful StealthWatch System can be experienced by a wide range of government organizations."
By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data from existing infrastructure, StealthWatch provides the network visibility and situational awareness needed to combat both internal and external threats. Not relying on signature updates, the system enables Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies to fend off attacks from hacktivists, online criminals, malicious insiders and state-sponsored attackers.
StealthWatch is scalable to up to 120,000 flows per second (fps) per collector, or 3 million fps total, to meet the needs of even the largest organizations. The system also makes up a key component of the Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution. Lancope's government customers include, among many others, the U.S. Department of Defense, Air Force, Army, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, House of Representatives and Department of Energy.
Further details on Lancope's government solutions can be found at http://www.lancope.com/industries/government/.
For more information on Lancope's StealthWatch System, please visit http://www.lancope.com/products.
About Common Criteria
Common Criteria consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing laboratory. The Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Agreement (CCRA) is a pact which was designed to allow all evaluations up to an EAL4 to be recognized by all participating countries, regardless of where the evaluation was completed. There are currently 26 countries involved in the CCRA, including the United States and Canadian governments, with others that follow unofficially such as the EU.
Common Criteria certification of security products is mandated by the U.S. government for federal purchases. The National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy, NSTISSP No. 11, requires agencies to purchase only those commercial security products which have met specified third-party assurance requirements and have been tested by an accredited national laboratory. For more information, go to: http://www.commoncriteriaportal.org/.
About Corsec Security, Inc.
Corsec Security, Inc. specializes in helping companies navigate through the complex process of receiving FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria (CC) certifications. Corsec's consulting, document creation and project management services deliver unmatched expertise in achieving government validation efforts at a firm, fixed price. Corsec partners with companies around the world to achieve local and international certification and to add security functionality to a wide range of products. Corsec minimizes the time, effort and money a vendor needs to invest in validation while ultimately maximizing the return on that investment. For further information, please visit www.corsec.com.
Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of flow-based monitoring solutions to ensure high-performing and secure networks for global enterprises. Unifying critical network performance and security information for borderless network visibility, Lancope provides actionable insight that reduces the time between problem identification and resolution. Enterprise customers worldwide, including healthcare, financial services, government and higher education institutions, rely on Lancope to make better network decisions, respond faster to network problem areas and avoid costly outages and downtime — at a fraction of the cost of conventional network monitoring solutions. With Lancope, you can know your network and run your business better. Privately held and venture-backed, Lancope is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.
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