Stonesoft Receives Enterprise Firewall Certification From ICSA Labs

  Stonesoft Receives Enterprise Firewall Certification From ICSA Labs

Only vendor with both the ICSA Labs Intrusion Prevention System Certification
             and Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- June 18, 2013

The cyber security expert Stonesoft has obtained the ICSA Labs Enterprise
Firewall Certification for Stonesoft FW-315 appliance. Stonesoft is the only
security vendor with both the ICSA Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System
(IPS) Certification and the Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing
and certification. ICSA Labs tests firewall products against a standard yet
evolving set of criteria composed of both functional and assurance
requirements. The new 4.1x version of the ICSA Labs criteria accommodates the
evolution and reflects the different functional requirements in today’s
multi-segmented firewall market.

“Stonesoft has been an active participant in ICSA Labs’ certification programs
for over a decade,” said Brian Monkman, technology programs manager, ICSA
Labs. “ICSA Labs applauds their continued efforts on improving the security of
their firewalls and their recent network firewall enterprise certification.”

The new Enterprise Level Network Firewall Certification category is ICSA Labs’
most demanding category and only a few security vendors have passed the latest
set of test criteria. In order to be granted the Enterprise Level Network
Firewall Certification a product must meet all the requirements of the
standard corporate category module, but in addition the new High Availability
(HA), Voice over IP (VoiP) and IPv6 requirements. Moreover, NTP or SNTP is a
necessary requirement in this category.

“THE ICSA certification proves the excellence of our Stonesoft Security Engine
both in the IPS and next generation firewall roles,” said Antti Kuvaja,
Director, Product Management at Stonesoft. “I am proud we have been able to
maintain our position among just a handful of vendors who have been able to
pass ICSA Labs’ demanding test criteria. The latest certification manifests
our commitment to continuous development of our products to provide our
customers the best possible protection against the latest threats and

Stonesoft received the ICSA Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System
Certification for its IPS products in 2007 and has been able to successfully
retain the certification since then. ICSA Labs’ testing criteria reflect the
continuously evolving threat landscape and vendors are required to meet the
adjusted criteria within a specific timeframe to maintain their certification.

The testing report and criteria documents are available at the ICSA Labs
website via the following links:

  *ICSA Labs Modular Firewall Certification Criteria Version 4.1x:
  *Testing report
  *High Availability Lab Report:
  *IPv6 Lab Report:
  *VoiP Lab Report:

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and
certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected
devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many
of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005
accredited and ISO 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit and for more

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic,
customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and
simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector
organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance,
dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business
continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft leads
research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques
(AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks.

The company’s product portfolio is based on one unified Security Engine
software platform that is the power behind Stonesoft’s next generation
firewalls, intrusion and evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions.
The Security Engine back-end is augmented by the Stonesoft Management Center
front-end, which enables efficient management of entire networks and brings
excellent situational awareness and operational cost savings.

Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid and large-sized
organizations across various industries and geographical markets. Stonesoft
has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a
flexible licensing model, and overall customer service excellence. Founded in
1990, the company’s track record is well recognized and visionary by
certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate
headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland. For more information visit


PR Contact for Stonesoft
Dominic Weeks, 617-779-1818
ICSA Labs media contact
Carlos Arcila, 908-559-8031
carlos.arcila (at)
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