CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 8, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series (Models 420, 440 and 460) has been awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) certification for its integrated firewall. This prestigious certification assures customers that Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliances have gone through a long and rigorous testing process and conform to standards sanctioned by the International Standards Organization. Common Criteria is an important worldwide evaluation standard for security products as its certifications are recognized in 20 countries around the world.
Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliances integrate stateful inspection firewall, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, antivirus policy enforcement, IPsec VPN, and content filtering technologies into a single, easy-to-use solution. The appliances also provide integrated networking functions including a multi-port LAN switch, router, and Internet link protection with automatic detection and failover capabilities. In addition, customers are offered protection for wireless LAN networks with an access point option that extends security protection to clients, while allowing seamless roaming within remote or branch office sites.
"The certification further validates the ability of Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series to protect customers' valuable assets by providing an easy-to-use, centrally-managed integrated security solution," said Greg Gotta, vice president, product delivery, Symantec Corp. "Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliances are a key component in achieving information integrity by helping organizations better secure their networks at remote and branch office sites."
"The Certification Body is pleased to announce that Symantec Gateway Security 400 Series appliances have achieved certification at the EAL2 level against Common Criteria (ISO15408)," said Peter Fischer, director of CESG. "This certification highlights Symantec's commitment to standards that offer their customers a high level of security in today's market."
Symantec's recent accomplishment provides government customers and discerning customers, who require certification, with further validation that they are receiving best-of-breed security technology to protect their corporate networks. For more information about Symantec's Common Criteria certifications, visit: http://niap.nist.gov/cc-scheme. Symantec received this certification on May 5, 2005.
About Common Criteria The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CCITSE) is a set of evaluation criteria agreed to by the United States' National Security Agency/National Institute of Standards and Technologies and equivalent bodies in 20 other countries. It was designed to resolve the technical and conceptual differences among existing standards for the evaluation of security systems and products. Certification to the Common Criteria requires in-depth analysis of product design and development methodology, backed by extensive testing. Common Criteria is currently recognized by the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, The Czech Republic, France, Germany, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The Common Criteria represents the outcome of efforts to develop criteria for evaluation of IT security that are widely accepted within the international community. Further information is available at http://csrc.nist.gov/cc/index.html and http://www.cesg.gov.uk/site/iacs/index.cfm.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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