Check Point Awarded International Common Criteria EAL4 Certification for Full Disk Encryption

November 16, 2009

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point Endpoint Security Full Disk Encryption, Pointsec PC 6.3.1 has received Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4) certification from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). Government agencies and security-conscious enterprises that require EAL4 certification can now benefit from the data protection Full Disk Encryption offers.

Full Disk Encryption provides the highest level of data security for laptops and PCs through a combination of pre-boot authentication and strong encryption algorithms. The solution can be deployed independently or as part of Check Point Endpoint Security, the first and only single agent that combines all the critical components for total security on the endpoint.

EAL4 certification is the highest standard level existing encryption products can receive, and indicates the product has passed a long and stringent evaluation process. The International Standard Organization initially adopted Common Criteria and uses EAL levels as global standards. EAL4 certification provides assurance to government agencies, and any organization protecting mission critical assets, that Check Point security solutions meet or exceed strict criteria. Many government agencies require data security solutions to have at the minimum EAL4 certification.

“Information on endpoint devices is most vulnerable to theft or loss, so to achieve complete protection, it’s essential that an organization’s endpoint security solution include data encryption,” said Ben Khoushy, vice president of endpoint products at Check Point. “EAL4 certification not only allows additional government entities to benefit from Check Point’s leading data encryption solutions, but also objectively validates the overall design and functionality of Check Point endpoint solutions. Full Disk Encryption ensures data remains protected, regulatory requirements are met and the organization’s reputation stays intact.”

In addition to Full Disk Encryption for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based computers, Check Point offers customers port and removable media protection through Check Point Media Encryption and mobile phone encryption through Pointsec Mobile. Check Point encryption products are quick and simple to deploy, scale to any size organization, are proven in many industry and government deployments around the world, and support the broadest set of platforms.

“Through Check Point, customers benefit from the industry’s most secure security solutions, as demonstrated by Check Point’s ability to consistently meet stringent industry certifications,” concluded Khoushy.


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