Comguard unveils BSI-certified firewall

Common Criteria EAL 4+ solutions from gateprotect to be available across ME

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Comguard unveils BSI-certified firewall Avadhany: We are proud that our procedures and our development have been examined by an institution like the BSI.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  March 24, 2013

Dubai-based security VAD Comguard today announced the availability of the latest array of Common Criteria EAL 4+ gateprotect firewalls in the Middle East region.

"The EAL4+ certification under Common Criteria was evaluated by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Germany," Comguard said. "This certification is the most important international security standard for IT security products. For products that are freely available in the market, level 4+ is the highest possible level of evaluation.

"The certification assures customers around the globe that the firewall solution has been developed in accordance with strict regulations and complies with high quality and security standards."

The certification was based on the CC version 3.1 and involved the inspection of the source code by independent experts as well as the approval of the development environment by the BSI.

 "EAL 4+ certification assures customers that a security product is robust and was methodically defined, tested and verified," said Sudarshan S Avadhany, sales director, MENA at gateprotect.

"This is assured not only by the independent auditors, but also by the very high level of examination based on standards that are acknowledged worldwide. We are proud that our procedures and our development have been examined by an institution like the BSI and obtained an official quality label by way of the successful certification."

In addition, the mechanisms of quality assurance, the testing procedures and the measures of protection against the intrusion of unauthorised code were examined.

Amarjot Dhanjal, senior business development manager at Comguard, said, "We are happy that gateprotect have achieved EAL 4+ certification, as strong network perimeter protection is essential to the safety and security of critical industrial infrastructures. With this certification, we are sure that our partners and customers can now be even more confident in gateprotect technology."

Comguard will make available the new range of EAL4+ certified gateprotect firewalls across the Middle East region including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

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