BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SafeNet, Inc., a, a global leader in information security, now affiliated under common management with Aladdin Knowledge Systems, today announced that its USB-based eToken PRO 72K (Java) and eToken PRO Smartcard 72K (Java) authentication solutions received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 and 3 certifications.
The broad and versatile range of authentication solutions offered by SafeNet enables organizations to protect sensitive data, digital identities, and network resources and infrastructure across multiple domains, including VPNs, laptops, and PCs. These solutions are supported by the Token Management System (TMS) 5.0 which simplifies password and authenticator management and deployment.
As the flagship product of SafeNet’s certificate-based authentication portfolio, the eToken PRO USB, along with its smart card form factor, are the company’s first Java-based authenticators to undergo rigorous testing by the accredited National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cryptographic module testing lab at InfoGard.
“InfoGard provides the highest level of criteria for IT security assurance services, and product and system evaluations and validations,” said Mark Minnoch, FIPS program manager, CISSP, InfoGard Laboratories. “The achievement of these cryptographic module validations demonstrates eToken’s continuing commitment to the creation of secure authenticators that meet strict requirements for security and integrity.”
FIPS 140-2 defines stringent requirements for providing cryptographic functions and protecting the associated keys. This mandate ensures that a security product must be able to protect its own keys, provide for safe Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), run self-tests, maintain a means to communicate its status, and allow for role-based authentication of users. With the strict hardware requirements of FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and 3 certifications, the SafeNet eToken technologies surpass other non-certified and certified Level 1 and 2 authentication tokens. FIPS 140-2 Level 3 establishes that the token is tamper-proof, while Levels 1 and 2 require tamper-evident features.
“The FIPS certification for the eToken solutions showcases SafeNet’s commitment to meeting the strictest standards required for compliance and regulations, and the most stringent demands for data protection that today’s enterprises and government organizations require,” said Shlomi Yanai, vice president of authentication, SafeNet. “This innovative product line is one example of the technological leadership and market strength that the combined companies of SafeNet and Aladdin offer and will continue to develop.
About SafeNet and Aladdin Knowledge Systems
In 2007, SafeNet was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector. Vector Capital acquired Aladdin in March of 2009 and placed it under common management with SafeNet. Together, these leading global companies are the third largest information security company in the world, which brings to market integrated solutions required to solve customers increasing security challenges. SafeNet’s encryption technology solutions protect communications, intellectual property, and digital identities for enterprises and government organizations. Aladdin’s software protection, and licensing and authentication solutions protect companies information assets and employees from piracy and fraud. Together, SafeNet and Aladdin have more than 50 years of security expertise in more than 100 countries around the world. Aladdin is expected to be fully integrated into SafeNet in the future. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com or www.aladdin.com.
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