U.S. Department of Defense Certifies Enterasys Switching Products
Enterasys Builds Momentum in the Public Sector with Newly Certified Solutions Purpose-Built for the Security Requirements of Federal Environments
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Andover, MA — Sep 14, 2011
Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, has announced its Ethernet switching line has successfully completed the Department of Defense’s Unified Capabilities (UC) Certification testing at the U.S. Army Technology Integration Center (TIC) in accordance with the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and will be listed on the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). This important milestone means Enterasys’ premier policy-enabled modular and stackable switches are now available for use in DoD mission critical infrastructure applications.
Among the products that recently were tested are the Enterasys S-Series
modular switching lines, as well as the C-Series
stackable switches. Once the documentation is signed and listed to the APL, DoD organizations will be able to confidently purchase Enterasys switching solutions knowing they will meet the highest standards of network and security compliance. These products join Enterasys NAC
, which is certified under Common Criteria, as having federal certifications.
Additionally, Enterasys has achieved a number of industry firsts during the UC testing process, including:
- First vendor to demonstrate end-to-end security utilizing a Compliance Access Card (CAC), IPSEC and 802.1x.
- First to successfully demonstrate a secure network management platform on a Windows 2008 platform.
- Record low number of Information Assurance (IA) findings during the Assured Services LAN (ASLAN) testing, demonstrating the commitment to security and functionality in the Enterasys solution.
“We have had a long-standing commitment to the public sector since the very early days of our company,” said Chris Crowell, president and CEO, Enterasys Networks. “With the UC certification we are looking to expand our footprint within DoD facilities with a solution that is comprehensive in terms of its overall security and ability to improve operational efficiency. I’m extremely proud of the industry –leading performance of our products that was demonstrated during the testing process, evidenced by completing this process with the fewest findings out of any vendor tested to date.”
Enterasys is continuing to place an emphasis on the federal market and is actively pursuing several other certifications, including:
- FIPS, Common Criteria and UC certifications for the Enterasys Wireless product line, which would allow DoD organizations to take advantage of the benefits of a unified management experience across a wired and wireless Enterasys infrastructure without having to sacrifice security or functionality.
- Common Criteria and UC for Enterasys Network Management Suite (NMS), Network Access Control (NAC) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).
- I3MP certification testing for the S-Series, K-Series and C-Series switches, as part of the U.S. Army’s infrastructure modernization program.
- USGv6 testing for Enterasys switches to demonstrate compliance with IPv6 as the U.S. Government rolls out plans to upgrade to the new protocol.
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications
and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com
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