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June 15, 2012

Websense Achieves Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ Certification Under Common Criteria

Sandy Holland

As a security leader, Websense is committed to enabling the federal space with the strongest security possible. Our products and platforms meet demanding compliance standards for federal security requirements including EAL 2+ Common Criteria certification, HSPD #12 support, the full Department of Defense/Army Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), 800.53a mapping, IPv6 capability, and ISO 27001. Our FIPS 140-2 certification is also currently being updated for the newest edition of our gateway.

It’s with this in mind that Websense achieved Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ under the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation by running Websense Web Security Gateway on a Websense V10K chassis.

Common Criteria is an international standard for computer security certification. Certifications like Common Criteria (CC) are fundamentally important to federal government security measures. CC is validation that the product does what we promise, and is built in a manner that is both secure and stable. Results are verified by and evaluated by independent testing laboratories. It is also a requirement by the U.S. government for federal purchases of security products.

The Federal government is a frequent target of cyber-attacks. In February, intelligence community officials said in an open hearing of the Senate select intelligence community that cyber-attacks against our government continues to rise, and that cyber threats will one day surpass the danger of terrorism to the United States. 

We’ve made a commitment to be there for our government customers and to help protect from today’s advanced attacks and data theft. These same security certifications also benefit our business customers as well.

To learn more about our federal commitment, please feel free to check this page.   

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