ISS Gains ICSA Firewall Product Certification

January 25, 2005
January 25, 2005 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Internet Security Systems, Inc. today announced the Proventia(R) Integrated Security Appliance has received ICSA Labs Firewall Product Certification. The ICSA certification program, which includes a risk reduction framework and the most comprehensive set of security vulnerability tests available, provides assurance to the user community that products meet industry-accepted security standards worldwide.

"The goal for ICSA Labs Certification is to enhance and improve network security implementations by ensuring that deployed firewalls provide the highest level of security and are capable of providing the maximum level of logging when necessary," said George Japak, vice president at ICSA Labs. "After extensive testing against the Modular Firewall Certification Criteria Version 4.1, customers can be assured that the firewall in ISS' Proventia Integrated Security Appliance will effectively protect and manage traffic for their organization's network." Designed to stop Internet threats before they impact business, Proventia Integrated Security Appliances are a key component of Internet Security Systems' Proventia Enterprise Security Platform (ESP), capturing the company's vision for preemptive enterprise protection. These appliances help organizations to preserve network uptime, improve productivity and prevent embarrassing security breaches. By combining functionality that unifies anti-spyware, a firewall, protetction for virtual private networks (VPN), anti- virus, anti-Spam, Web filtering, E-mail security and intrusion detection and prevention into a single appliance, Proventia Integrated Security Appliances automatically combat unauthorized access, network attacks, malicious code, blended threats such as SQL Slammer, Code Red or MS Blaster, hacker exploits and phishing.

"ISS is a strong proponent of industry standards and third-party certification. Attainment of the ICSA Firewall Certification further validates our continued delivery of the most effective preemptive security solutions in the marketplace," said Greg Adams, vice president of product management at Internet Security Systems. "By passing the rigorous set of tests and achieving certification for our firewall, ISS provides customers with the highest level of assurance when selecting and implementing our Proventia Integrated Security Appliances."

ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, intrusion detection, PC firewall, content security, SSL-VPN and Wireless LAN.

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