12/29/2003 - Senforce TechnologiesTM, Inc., a leading developer of mobile data security technology, announced that it has selected Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to perform the Common Criteria certification testing of its Enterprise Mobile Security ManagerTM (EMSMTM). EMSM client-server software technology secures mobile data and connectivity for Microsoft Windows® XP® and Windows 2000 users while preserving the productivity benefits of mobile computing for professionals. As mobile users move across diverse networks encountering various risks, EMSM automatically detects mobile device location changes and provides location-based, policy-enforced management and protection for wired and wireless connection types. Senforce anticipates completion of the Common Criteria certification process by the end of 2004.
The Common Criteria certification provides an objective review of information technology that results in key benefits including:
“Senforce recognizes and values the expertise of SAIC’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory to evaluate and certify Enterprise Mobile Security Manager as a solution that government agencies can rely on to protect mobile data,” said Allan Thompson, president and chief executive officer for Senforce Technologies. “Engaging SAIC to perform the Common Criteria certification and obtaining those approvals for Senforce provides added assurance and confidence to our existing and potential federal government and corporate customers. SAIC is highly respected and uniquely qualified to carry out the tests.”
SAIC’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) was among the first commercial labs to be accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program to operate within the National Information Assurance Partnership’s Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) and is qualified to perform Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) evaluations for a variety of products. SAIC applies its expertise to assisting developers such as Senforce Technologies to efficiently achieve successful Common Criteria (CC) evaluations while adhering to the U.S. scheme. SAIC’s CCTL, with its extensive evaluation experience, is a leader in Common Criteria evaluations completed and in progress within the CCEVS.
“Undertaking the significant process of Common Criteria certification shows great commitment to federal government and corporate customers,” said Kevin Brown, division manager for SAIC’s CCTL. “SAIC will work with Senforce to ensure EMSM is certified to the levels that are meaningful to the federal government and corporate customers.”
About The Common Criteria
Utilized in the public and private sectors, the Common Criteria (also known by the designation ISO international standard 15408) is recognized in several countries, and in the United States federal government, as the unbiased, official third-party evaluation for IT security procedures. Common Criteria is the first international standardized process for information technology security evaluation, validation and certification for the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a program jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Multiple U.S. government and civilian agencies require new products be tested against the Common Criteria in accordance with the National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy – National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy No. 11 (NSTISSP-1).
SAIC is the nation’s largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care and logistics. With annual revenues of $5.9 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 42,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. More information about SAIC can be found at www.saic.com.
About Senforce Technologies
Senforce Technologies is the leading developer of location-aware security software for enterprise mobile computing. Senforce’s flagship product, Enterprise Mobile Security ManagerTM, allows IT Managers to create, deploy, enforce and monitor computer security policies for mobile clients across the enterprise. The company is based in Orem, Utah, with offices in California and Virginia. Senforce products are distributed to the United States federal government by GTSI Corp., the leading government technology solutions provider. Senforce Technologies is privately held, and is funded by Rocket Ventures, EsNet Group Ltd., Ridgewood Capital and Panasonic/Matsushita. Information about Senforce Technologies is available on the Web at www.senforce.com.
Senforce, Securing Your Mobile Data, Enterprise Mobile Security Manager, EMSM, WhereAware, AdapterAware, and AccessAware are trademarks of Senforce Technologies, Inc. Windows and XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. GTSI is a registered trademark of GTSI Corp. in the U.S. and other countries.
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