Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2005
Secure Elements, Inc., a leader in enterprise vulnerability management and remediation, today announced that the company's CLASS 5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (C5 EVM) suite has advanced to the evaluation phase of Common Criteria certification, a security evaluation required by government procurement departments worldwide.
Common Criteria certification is an international standards program managed in the U.S. by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) and is designed to help government organizations select secure commercial IT products. It is also considered valuable by potential customers in the private sector.
Secure Elements is working toward Common Criteria's Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL 3). This level of certification assures customers, in and out of government, that Secure Elements' systems have gone through a rigorous testing and analysis process and conform to IT security standards sanctioned by the International Standards Organization.
In progressing to the evaluation phase of the program, Secure Elements has completed two of only three steps required in the process and hopes to be certified by the end of the year.
"Common Criteria certification is important because it provides independent, standards-based verification of the security functions delivered by the C5 EVM suite," said Ned Miller, president and CEO of Secure Elements. "Not only will this give our customers the highest level of confidence that our solutions deliver on their security promises, it also means that our solutions meet global security standards."
About Secure Elements
Secure Elements is an enterprise vulnerability management leader, automating security remediation strategies and tactics across the entire enterprise, reducing business risk and IT management costs while improving systems performance and maintaining business continuity. Protecting mission critical and network infrastructure assets from both known and unknown attacks without limiting operational performance, the company rapidly identifies and intelligently responds to complex and diverse security incidents. Using real-time threat intelligence data and analysis, Secure Elements provides administrators with optimal security control across the enterprise. For more information, please visit http://www.secure-elements.com
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