appGate Awarded Secure Application Gateway Checkmark

West Coast Labs Certify appGate Version 3.2

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 14, 2001–Network security experts appGate, Inc., announced today that West Coast Labs, a division of West Coast Publishing Limited, has awarded them the first Checkmark certificate for secure application gateways. West Coast Labs sets and publishes standards for computer security products and awards its Checkmark certificate to those manufacturers who meet or exceed those standards.

The newly introduced Checkmark for secure application gateways was awarded to appGate for its latest software release, appGate Version 3.2. The company was awarded Level 2 of the West Coast Labs standard, currently the highest level of certification that the Checkmark provides.

“Being the first to be awarded the Secure Application Gateway Checkmark by West Coast Labs is verification of appGate’s commitment to the continued development of well constructed and robust security products,” said Mike Carfley, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at appGate. “The Checkmark certificate provides existing and future customers with an independent endorsement of the quality and strength of our products.”

Paul Robinson, Technical Director at West Coast Labs explained that their testing of products is extremely stringent and is carried out at regular intervals to guarantee continued dependability. Mr. Robinson said that West Coast has established two certification levels–Level 1 is a basic standard, while Level 2 requires a far higher level of security and more rigorous testing.

About West Coast Labs

West Coast Labs, a division of West Coast Publishing Limited have established standards on network security through both research and through consultation in the industry. These standards are published and from time to time, they may be revised to reflect current changes in network security and network security threats. Their Checkmark System is fully explained on its website, please visit

About appGate

Headquartered in Durham North Carolina, appGate is a privately held company that designs and manufactures secure network software. appGate’s applications are policy based and designed to both allow individual access to corporate networks and to keep data traveling on those networks safe from interception. The software allows varying levels of access and can match individual users with specific programs, allowing administrators to grant company employees access to applications running over the network on a “need-to-utilize” basis. For more information please visit

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