Vigorous Testing and Validation Provides Highest Level of Quality Assurance
Washington, D.C., CSI 30th Annual Computer Security Conference and Exhibition, Booth #319 – November 3, 2003 – Zone Labs Inc., the most trusted provider of endpoint security solutions, today announced the company’s best-in-class, centrally-managed endpoint security solution, Zone Labs IntegrityT, has entered the Common Criteria certification process. Common Criteria certification provides a guarantee to customers that Integrity has been rigorously tested and validated against strict security and assurance requirements and is suitable to address the increasing security requirements of most large entities, including the United States government.
Common Criteria provides an independently verified set of evaluation requirements to guide customers in their technology purchases. The program supplies customers with information to enable higher security in both the implementation and deployment of the evaluated products. In addition, Common Criteria is an international standard which provides a common set of standards that customers with worldwide operations can use to help choose products that meet their local operations’ security needs.
“Common Criteria certification of Zone Labs Integrity reaffirms our customer commitment by providing a respected, third-party assurance that customers can trust when deciding to implement a Zone Labs solution,” said Gregor Freund, CEO and co-founder of Zone Labs. “Powerful protection on the individual PC is a necessity to ensure the safety of the corporate network and this certification further establishes the quality of our technology and its ability to successfully protect and enforce security on every endpoint PC.”
The United States federal government maintains a set of evaluation criteria for judging the security of computer systems. Many of its agencies, and many private-sector companies, will only buy systems that meet specified sets of these evaluation criteria. The US National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy (NSTISSP No. 11) mandates that security products acquired after July 1, 2002 be subject to a standardized evaluation process (i.e., Common Criteria), which provides some assurance that the products perform as advertised. Furthermore, the DoD Directive 8500.2 of February 6, 2003 mandates that if there are validated products available that match an approved U.S. Government protection profile for a particular technology area, then acquisition is restricted to those products or to products submitted for evaluation.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends that all federal agencies give substantial considerations to products that have been evaluated or tested against recommend protection profiles based on Common Criteria.
About Zone Labs Integrity
Zone Labs Integrity safeguards enterprise networks from penetration by malicious code or targeted attacks with its combination of unparalleled protection for every network endpoint along with central security management and policy enforcement capabilities. In addition, Integrity features streamlined and flexible security administration as well as rapid deployment options, making it the most secure defense against hackers for enterprise PCs.
About Zone Labs, Inc.
Zone Labsr, one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, is a leading creator of endpoint security solutions which currently protect more than 25 million PCs and the valuable, personally-identifiable information they contain, from hackers, spyware and data theft. The company’s award-winning endpoint security product line is deployed in global enterprises, small businesses and consumers’ homes, protecting them from Internet-borne threats. Zone Labs Integrityr is an endpoint security management platform that protects corporate data and productivity. ZoneAlarmr Pro, ZoneAlarm Plus and ZoneAlarm are among the most popular and successful Internet security products available today while IMsecureT Pro and IMsecure offer essential security for instant messaging.
Founded in 1997, Zone Labs is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA, with European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please visit Zone Labs at www.zonelabs.com.
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Editor’s Notes: c 2003 Zone Labs, Inc. All rights reserved. Zone Labs, TrueVector, ZoneAlarm, and Cooperative Enforcement are registered trademarks of Zone Labs, Inc. The Zone Labs logo, Zone Labs Integrity and IMsecure are trademarks of Zone Labs, Inc. Zone Labs Integrity protected under U.S. Patent No. 5,987,611. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off. Cooperative Enforcement is a service mark of Zone Labs, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. v.07.18.03