Stonesoft IPS receives CSPN Certification by French security agency ANSSI

  Stonesoft IPS receives CSPN Certification by French security agency ANSSI

                First European certification for Stonesoft IPS

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- March 6, 2013

The cyber security expert Stonesoft today announced its Intrusion Prevention
System (IPS) has obtained the highest level security certification CSPN
(Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau) delivered by the French security
agency ANSSI (French Network and Information Security Agency). Stonesoft
already obtained the certification for its firewall solution in December 2011.

More and more organizations with high security demands rely on the
certification when making investment decisions. The CSPN procedure is based on
fully documented guidelines and criteria defined by ANSSI. The focus of the
certification is to conduct testing to meet the Security Targets set by ANSSI.
The evaluations are run by neutral testing centers accredited by ANSSI.

The Stonesoft IPS provides organizations with best-of-breed security against
external and internal threats. The solution proactively detects, analyzes and
stops harmful traffic, ensures resilient connectivity and reduces the costs
related to threat management and compliance. The product differentiates
through full stack data traffic normalization process, protocol and
statistical analysis, which make it extremely effective against advanced and
persistent cyber attacks utilizing evasion techniques.

“The certification is based on a realistic security target that is significant
to our users. The target has been designed around the default settings of the
equipment, which means that we meet the basic ANSSI performance requirement
without any special engineering and at no additional cost," explained Léonard
Dahan, Country Manager for Stonesoft France & Benelux.

“Obtaining this French government certification is consistent with our growth
strategy and future vision. Cyber security has become a preoccupying issue and
large-scale industry recognition is a business imperative. As the only
European vendor certified by the ANSSI, we offer a viable alternative to
locally adopted solutions,” stated Antti Kuvaja, Director, Product Management
at Stonesoft.

Stonesoft received the CSPN certification for the IPS solution on February 19,
2013 under the reference ANSSI-CSPN-2013/01.

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and
customer driven network security solutions that secure information flow and
simplify security management. The company’s product portfolio consists of the
industry’s first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation
firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core
lies Stonesoft’s Management Center, which unifies the management of entire

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high
availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection
of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today’s
rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of
advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass
network security. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the
industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence.
Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid or large-sized
organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized by certifiers,
industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate
headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in
Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit


U.S. PR Contact for Stonesoft
Dominic Weeks, 617-779-1800
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