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Sourcefire security solutions granted certification

Zafar Anjum | Oct. 11, 2012
Company has been awarded common criteria certification that meets Government security requirements

Sourcefire's FirePOWER appliances, Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS), Virtual NGIPS and Defense Center have achieved Common Criteria certification, the intelligent cybersecurity solutions provider announced on 10 October.

This certification verifies the products' ability to address the stringent security requirements of the federal government.

This internationally recognized standard for network security highlights Sourcefire's ability to satisfy the security requirements of top government and commercial organizations around the world, including the Singapore, United States, Australia, Canada, Germany and United Kingdom, as well as 20 other countries, the company said in a statement.

In achieving Common Criteria certification, the Sourcefire solutions were proven to provide advanced threat protection. The testing was conducted by CygnaCom Solutions' Common Criteria Security Evaluation Laboratory (SEL).

"These Sourcefire offerings underwent intensive testing to attain this certification," said Ammar Hindi, managing director for Sourcefire Asia Pacific and Japan at Sourcefire. "We recognize the importance of meeting strict global security standards while continuing to innovate to provide solutions that afford our customers an advantage in an era of heightened attacks conducted by increasingly sophisticated hackers."

 

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