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CyberGuard achieves Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification

Certification for its TSP network security appliances will help CyberGuard to better cater for government security needs in the Middle East and North Africa.

CyberGuard, a provider of security solutions that protect the business-critical information assets of Global 2000 enterprises and government organisations, has achieved Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification, the highest mutually recognised certification level of its class, from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for its Total Stream Protection (TSP) network security appliances.

The certification conforms CyberGuard to US government standards such as the traffic-filter firewall protection profile for low-risk environments and the US Department of Defence application-level firewall protection profile for basic robustness environments.

“A growing number of customers, particularly those in the region’s government related industries, are becoming concerned about the dependability of their security solutions and this independent evaluation will help them make their strategic purchasing decisions,” says Bashar Bashaireh, regional manager of CyberGuard in the Middle East and North Africa region.

CyberGuard’s TSP blended protection architecture combines firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), content security and application level gateways that can be centrally managed through a Global Command Centre.

The appliances are designed to protect the information assets of mid-sized to large enterprises where uncompromised security in a high performance package and maximum port density for the most demanding network environments are needed. “The EAL 4+ certification will further strengthen our expansion plans in the region. We are determined to increase our reach by forming new partnerships and furthering existing ones,” Bashar concludes.

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