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National security agency certification of Unisys Stealth recognised by Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Aug. 3, 2016
Malaysia is one of 20 countries to recognise the NIAP's certification, said Unisys' Lysandra Schmutter.

Lysandra -Unisys 

Photo - Lysandra Schmutter, Vice President Public Sector, Unisys Asia Pacific.

 

IT solutions provider Unisys Corporation said Unisys Stealth has now been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) as one of the products eligible for use by governments in more than 20 countries to protect their most sensitive systems and information.

Lysandra Schmutter, vice president Public Sector, Unisys Asia Pacific, said, "The NIAP's certification of Unisys Stealth means that it meets internationally-accepted standards to protect sensitive government systems and data. As Malaysia is one of the 20 countries to recognize the NIAP's certification, these advanced security solutions are now available for use by Malaysia's government.

NIAP certification, which was established by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, is recognised by governments in countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Only the most secure products achieve this very exclusive designation.

"Angkasa is already using Unisys Stealth technology to protect and secure personal information and account details accessed via its 26 self-service kiosks across Malaysia," said Schmutter.

Stealth was also approved by the NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, opening the door to U.S. federal agencies to purchase Stealth within composite solutions that protect classified systems and data.

"These certifications make some of the most advanced security technology available not only to the U.S. intelligence community and Department of Defense, but to civilian agencies and governments in many other countries as well," said Tom Patterson, chief trust officer, Unisys. "Achieving NIAP certification provides independent validation of the objective assurance that we're abiding by the stringent security requirements demanded by federal agencies and top enterprises."

To obtain NIAP-certification, a solution must be evaluated in the United States at an approved Common Criteria Testing Laboratory. In addition, the CSfC program sets out requirements for the product to comply with the applicable NIAP-approved protection profile.

With the CSfC approval, U.S. federal agencies can use Stealth in layered solutions protecting classified data, according to a statement by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service's Information Assurance Directorate.

A Unisys statement added that "Stealth uses identity-based micro segmentation techniques and encryption to create segments within an organisation where only authorised users can access information, while those without authorisation cannot even see that those endpoints exist. Stealth cryptographically confines their access to a single segment of the network, with no ability to move laterally to other parts of the organisation. This helps organisations mitigate attacks and hacker incidents by rendering devices, data and end users undetectable on networks."

 

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