Cyxtera’s Software-Defined Perimeter Solution Gets Common Criteria Certification

Greg Touhill, President of Cyxterra Federal

Greg Touhill, Cyxtera Federal

Cyxtera Technologies’ AppGate SDP, a software-defined perimeter solution for speeding up the process to Zero Trust, has reached Common Criteria Certification for operating in security-sensitive or critical systems.

This government-driven certification was developed by the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands, and is recognized by 30 nations. It allows businesses and organizations to leverage trusted, compliant security software solutions, as the products evaluated against the Common Criteria undergo a rigorous and standard process of specification, implementation and evaluation.

“Common Criteria was developed as a multi-country effort to provide global guidance around security best practices,” said Nelson Fonseca, president and chief operating officer of Cyxtera. “Achieving certification provides reassurance to organizations around the world that their security systems are in the most capable hands.”

As part of the certification, AppGate SDP achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 2+, which indicates the inclusion of network and firewall-applicable protection profile elements in the testing and evaluation criteria.

And according to Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera Federal Group and former U.S. chief information security officer, deploying a zero trust strategy is essential in today’s cyber environment.

“Achieving this certification demonstrates that Cyxtera is committed to providing the most secure solutions to thwart modern threats that pose a risk to national security and national prosperity,” Touhill said.

Additional benefits of AppGate SDP include its access to enterprise resources based on contextual data; the visibility it provides into network activity; its integration with cloud-specific security features to secure public cloud workloads and access controls across hybrid environments; and its ability to reduce the network attack surface to ensure robust defense against various cyberattacks.

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