Stonesoft Receives Enterprise Firewall Certification from ICSA Labs

Only vendor with both the ICSA Labs Intrusion Prevention System Certification and Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification

Stonesoft Press Release, Helsinki, Finland — June 18, 2013 — The cyber security expert Stonesoft has obtained the ICSA Labs Enterprise Firewall Certification for Stonesoft FW-315 appliance. Stonesoft is the only security vendor with both the ICSA Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Certification and the Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ICSA Labs tests firewall products against a standard yet evolving set of criteria composed of both functional and assurance requirements. The new 4.1x version of the ICSA Labs criteria accommodates the evolution and reflects the different functional requirements in today’s multi-segmented firewall market.

“Stonesoft has been an active participant in ICSA Labs’ certification programs for over a decade,” said Brian Monkman, technology programs manager, ICSA Labs. “ICSA Labs applauds their continued efforts on improving the security of their firewalls and their recent network firewall enterprise certification.”

The new Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification category is ICSA Labs’ most demanding category and only a few security vendors have passed the latest set of test criteria. In order to be granted the Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification a product must meet all the requirements of the standard corporate category module, but in addition the new High Availability (HA), Voice over IP (VoiP) and IPv6 requirements. Moreover, NTP or SNTP is a necessary requirement in this category.

“THE ICSA certification proves the excellence of our Stonesoft Security Engine both in the IPS and next generation firewall roles,” said Antti Kuvaja, Director, Product Management at Stonesoft. “I am proud we have been able to maintain our position among just a handful of vendors who have been able to pass ICSA Labs’ demanding test criteria. The latest certification manifests our commitment to continuous development of our products to provide our customers the best possible protection against the latest threats and vulnerabilities.”

Stonesoft received the ICSA Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System Certification for its IPS products in 2007 and has been able to successfully retain the certification since then. ICSA Labs’ testing criteria reflect the continuously evolving threat landscape and vendors are required to meet the adjusted criteria within a specific timeframe to maintain their certification.

The testing report and criteria documents are available at the ICSA Labs website via the following links:

ICSA Labs media contact:
Carlos Arcila
908-559-8031
carlos.arcila (at) verizon.com

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and ISO 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit https://www.ICSAlabs.com and https://www.ICSAlabs.com/blogs for more information.

About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic, customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance, dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft leads research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks.

The company’s product portfolio is based on one unified Security Engine software platform that is the power behind Stonesoft’s next generation firewalls, intrusion and evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. The Security Engine back-end is augmented by the Stonesoft Management Center front-end, which enables efficient management of entire networks and brings excellent situational awareness and operational cost savings.

Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid and large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a flexible licensing model, and overall customer service excellence. Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized and visionary by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland. For more information visit www.stonesoft.com.