The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) evaluated and accredited the Unisys Corporation’s [UIS] Unisys Stealth product as certified for use by governments in over 20 countries to protect sensitive systems and information, the company said Monday.
NIAP’s certification for internationally-accepted standards for trusted security products and solutions was established by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), The certification is recognized internationally by Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and others.
The Stealth product was also approved by the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, allowing federal agencies to purchase it within composite/layered solutions that protect classified systems and data.
The Unisys Stealth product uses identity-based microsegmentation techniques and encryption to create segments within an organization where only authorized users can access information. Unauthorized users, in contrast, cannot see the endpoints even exist, Unisys said.
The Stealth system cryptographically confines users’ access to a single segment of a given network without any ability to move laterally to other parts of the organization. Unisys said this helps organizations mitigate hacks and cyberattacks by making devices, data, and end users undetectable to them on networks.
The NIAP certification entails an evaluation in the U.S. at an approved Common Criteria Testing laboratory while the CSfC program requires that specific selected requirements be included in the evaluation to validate the product complies with the applicable NIAP-approved protection profile.
“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,” Tom Patterson, chief trust officer at Unisys, said in a statement.
”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,” he added.