Stonesoft IPS Receives CSPN Certification by French Security Agency ANSSI

First European company to receive certification for IPS

Stonesoft Press Release, Helsinki, Finland — March 6, 2013 — The cyber security expert Stonesoft today announced its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) has obtained the highest level security certification CSPN (Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau) delivered by the French security agency ANSSI (French Network and Information Security Agency). Stonesoft already obtained the certification for its firewall solution in December 2011.

More and more organizations with high security demands rely on the certification when making investment decisions. The CSPN procedure is based on fully documented guidelines and criteria defined by ANSSI. The focus of the certification is to conduct testing to meet the Security Targets set by ANSSI. The evaluations are run by neutral testing centers accredited by ANSSI.

The Stonesoft IPS provides organizations with best-of-breed security against external and internal threats. The solution proactively detects, analyzes and stops harmful traffic, ensures resilient connectivity and reduces the costs related to threat management and compliance. The product differentiates through full stack data traffic normalization process, protocol and statistical analysis, which make it extremely effective against advanced and persistent cyber attacks utilizing evasion techniques.

“The certification is based on a realistic security target that is significant to our users. The target has been designed around the default settings of the equipment, which means that we meet the basic ANSSI performance requirement without any special engineering and at no additional cost", explained Léonard Dahan, Country Manager for Stonesoft France & Benelux.

“Obtaining this French government certification is consistent with our growth strategy and future vision. Cyber security has become a preoccupying issue and large-scale industry recognition is a business imperative. As the only European vendor certified by the ANSSI, we offer a viable alternative to locally adopted solutions”, stated Antti Kuvaja, Director, Product Management at Stonesoft.

Stonesoft received the CSPN certification for the IPS solution on February 19th 2013 under the reference ANSSI-CSPN-2013/01.

About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure information flow and simplify security management. The company’s product portfolio consists of the industry’s first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core lies Stonesoft’s Management Center, which unifies the management of entire networks.

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass network security. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid or large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit www.stonesoft.com.