Common Criteria certificate presented by Mr. Michael Hange, president of the BSI

On the occasion of the “3. Day of IT Security and 10 Years KA-IT-Si” in Karlsruhe, Mr. Michael Hange, president of the BSI, presented Astaro's Common Criteria EAL4+ certificate to Markus Hennig, CTO of Astaro.

On July 14, 2011, the Karlsruher Sicherheitsinitiative “KA-IT-Si” celebrated its 10th anniversary at the “3. Day of IT Security”, a joint event of the Karlsruher Sicherheitsinitiative KA-IT-Si, IHK Karlsruhe and the CyberForum e.V. On this occasion, Mr. Michael Hange, president of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), gave the keynote on IT security in Germany and the role of the BSI. Subsequent to his keynote speech, he presented Astaro's recent Common Criteria EAL4+ certificate to Markus Hennig, CTO of Astaro.

The certificate with the identification number BSI-DSZ-CC-0696-2011 applies to the product Astaro Security Gateway V8 Packet Filter Version 1.000 / secunet wall 2 packet filter version 1.000, which has been developed by Astaro and secunet in a technological partnership.

The Astaro Security Gateway V8 Packet Filter / secunet wall 2 packet filter is the firewall component of the UTM security solutions Astaro Security Gateway V8 and secunet wall 2. The certification is based on the Common Criteria version 3.1 for the security level EAL4+ and was accompanied by the accredited testing laboratory SRC Security Research & Consulting GmbH situated in Bonn.

The highest internationally, mutually recognized certification level EAL4 + requires in addition to an inspection of the development environment by the BSI also close scrutiny of the complete source code by independent experts. The IT Security Certificate therefore warrants to customers that security requirements created by Astaro are properly implemented and that the processes used in this case meet recognized standards.

With the certification of the product Astaro Security Gateway V8 Packet Filter it is world’s first complete IPv6 packet filtering functionality of a UTM security solution that has been officially accredited and approved. The certified packet filter was delivered for the first time with Astaro Security Gateway Version 8.103 and secunet wall 2 version 8.103, respectively.

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