3eTIs Crypto Software and WLAN Products Enter Common Criteria Evaluation

Wednesday 10 March 2004 15:19 CET | News

3e Technologies International (3eTI), has entered Common Criteria certification for its 3e-010F Crypto Client Software, selected WLAN cards, 3e Security Server Software, and Wireless Access Points at the EAL2+ assurance level.

Immediately after completion of EAL2+ evaluation, certification testing at the EAL4 level will commence. The 3eTI security solutions are already FIPS 140-2 compliant. 3ETIs security solutions are under review at CygnaCom Solutions Security Evaluation Laboratory - a U.S. Government accredited Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) which is authorized to conduct product evaluations according to the Common Criteria (CC) (ISO/IEC 15408) and the Common Evaluation Methodology. CC evaluation is administered in the United States by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) - a collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA). All of 3eTIs FIPS 140-2 certified products are integral components of the 3e WLAN Security Suite, which offers supplemental Security Server Software for dynamic user keys. This OSI Layer 2 solution of end-to-end, FIPS compliant hardware and software provides an easy to install and manage high security wireless solution. The 3e WLAN Security Suite is a lower total cost solution than traditional Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) while offering the additional benefits of: -- Network survivability with distributed encryption handled by smart APs vs. a vulnerable centralized VPN server -- Ease of configuration, maintaining existing network topology -- Seamless connectivity with single login -- Stronger encryption, done at the driver level, which prevents known privacy and Trojan software attacks -- Hardened and proven security (Advanced Encryption Standard - AES, 3DES) plus Dynamic Key Generation, per session -- Low cost Security Server Software with built in 802.1x, EAP-TLS authentication The 3e WLAN Security Suite implements leading cryptographic technologies including: AES, 3DES, SHA-1, HMAC SHA-1, 802.1x/EAP-TLS, Diffie-Hellman, RSA, and HTTPS/TLS. The Security Suite is implemented in an innovative manner so that critical performance is not sacrificed in providing a rugged FIPS 140 -2 highly secure wireless solution. Additionally, the 3e WLAN Security Suite features an RF Manager that allows the adjustment of WLAN RF output power level from 0 up to 200 milliwatts, providing broad coverage in excess of 2,000 feet and finer RF power control. The U.S. National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy (NSTISSP No. 11) mandates that information technology products acquired after July 1, 2002, be Common Criteria or FIPS 140-2 certified. Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 certifications are received only after extensive testing by accredited, independent testing laboratories. CC certification is increasingly used as one of the key criteria for many RFPs issued by local, federal, and international government agencies and is becoming a key differentiator for many industries such as finance and healthcare. The United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Singapore, Germany, and Australia are the primary countries where CC is often a requirement. Common Criteria is also needed by service providers that provide solutions for government end users as well as enterprise customers that value third party validation of security products.

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