6/7/2004 - Senforce TechnologiesTM, Inc., the leader in location-aware endpoint security, announced that its Enterprise Mobile Security ManagerTM (EMSMTM) software technology has achieved “In Evaluation” status in the Common Criteria security evaluation, validation and certification process. The Common Criteria process partners both public and private sector companies in helping United States Government agencies and organizations identify and select security technologies, and is a key requirement in many of these entities’ purchase decisions.
Senforce EMSM is officially listed on the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria in Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) website at http://www.niap.nist.gov/cc-scheme/in_evaluation.html#s.
Senforce EMSM software secures mobile users, connectivity and data. EMSM enables IT managers to easily create, deploy, monitor and enforce computer security policies to protect corporate data assets stored on mobile computing devices such as notebook and tablet computers. EMSM answers a variety of security problems and challenges faced by government organizations. For example, the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA is an organization within the United States Department of Justice) recently selected EMSM to provide policy-based client security for 15,000-plus mobile and desktop computer users in over 200 locations nationwide. Several EMSM 2.5 features also support compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) Wireless Directive DoDD 8100.2 for mobile technology usage in government agencies and organizations.
“Our determination to perform the Common Criteria validation and obtain the certification approvals for Senforce EMSM provides added assurance and confidence to our existing and potential federal government and corporate customers,” said Lori Lane, vice president of federal sales for Senforce Technologies. “Government agencies relying on Senforce for mobile data protection will, upon completion of the Common Criteria evaluation and certification, have added assurance that Senforce delivers an independently-assured, secure solution.”
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 NIAP. NIAP is 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).
The Common Criteria certification provides an objective review of information technology that results in key benefits including:
Senforce Draws On SAIC Expertise
In a previous press release, Senforce announced the selection of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as its designated Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) to perform the Common Criteria certification testing of Senforce EMSM. SAIC’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory was among the first commercial labs to be accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program to operate within NIAP’s 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.
Senforce anticipates completion of the Common Criteria validation and certification process in the first quarter of 2005.
For product information and pricing information for Enterprise Mobile Security Manager, please contact Senforce’s Federal Sales Office at (703) 481-9869.
About Senforce Technologies
Senforce Technologies, Inc. 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 Technologies is privately held, and is funded by vSpring Capital, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, Rocket Ventures, American River Ventures and EsNet Group. Information about Senforce Technologies is available on the World Wide Web at www.senforce.com.
Senforce, and Senforce Enterprise Mobile Security Manager are trademarks of Senforce Technologies, Inc.
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