Sudarshan S. Avadhany, Sales Director, MENA at gateprotect
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Comguard, a Dubai based leading value added distributor for IT security products today announced the availability of the latest array of Common Criteria EAL 4+ gateprotect firewalls in the Middle East region.
The EAL4+ certification under Common Criteria was evaluated by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Germany. This certification is the most important international security standard for IT security products. For products that are freely available in the market, level 4+ is the highest possible level of evaluation.
The certification assures customers around the globe that the firewall solution has been developed in accordance with strict regulations and complies with high quality and security standards. The certification was based on the CC version 3.1 and involved the inspection of the source code by independent experts as well as the approval of the development environment by the BSI.
Speaking on the occasion, Sudarshan S. Avadhany, Sales Director, MENA at gateprotect, said “EAL 4+ certification assures customers that a security product is robust and was methodically defined, tested and verified. This is assured not only by the independent auditors, but also by the very high level of examination based on standards that are acknowledged worldwide. We are proud that our procedures and our development have been examined by an institution like the BSI and obtained an official quality label by way of the successful certification“
In addition, the mechanisms of quality assurance, the testing procedures as well as the measures of protection against the intrusion of unauthorized codes were examined. The successful certification evidences that gateprotect is complying with security requirements and the procedures used.
Amarjot Dhanjal, Senior business development manager at Comguard, said, “We are happy that gateprotect have achieved EAL 4+ certification, as strong network perimeter protection is essential to the safety and security of critical industrial infrastructures. With this certification, we are sure that our partners and customers can now be even more confident in gateprotect technology.”
The next generation firewalls from gateprotect protect companies of any size against malware attacks, viruses, unauthorized access and misuse. They are characterized by a multitude of sophisticated security features – as well as optimal scalability, security and performance.
Comguard makes available the new range of EAL4+ certified gateprotect firewalls across the Middle East region including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, among others.