Stonesoft Oyj : Stonesoft IPS receives CSPN Certification by French security agency ANSSI

 Stonesoft Oyj : Stonesoft IPS receives CSPN Certification by French security
                                 agency ANSSI

           First European company to receive certification for IPS

Helsinki, Finland -7 March 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
19th 2013 under the reference ANSSI-CSPN-2013/01.

For more details, please contact:

Antti Kuvaja
Director of Product Management
Stonesoft Corporation
Tel. +358 9 476 711
E-mail: antti.kuvaja (at)

About Stonesoft

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and
customer driven network security solutions that secure the 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 used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass 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


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