Thales e-Security, the global industry leader in wide area network data encryption have partnered with CTAM, supplier of the world’s most advanced Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) encryption security products. The partnership will provide Thales e-Security, Inc. with access to ATM cryptographic solutions based on CTAM’s CypherCell technology. This partnership significantly enhances Thales e-Security’s encryption technology and broadens the current offering of Thales e-Security’s Datacryptor family of products.
The partnership announced last week that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified the CypherCell ATM encryptor is compliant with FIPS 140-1, Level 2. Further information on the certification can be found at .
FIPS 140-1 certification is the standard applicable to all U.S. Government agencies that use cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information within computer and telecommunications systems. This standard is recognized in global, financial and business markets as well.
CypherCell is the only FIPS certified ATM encryptor to also be accredited to the internationally recognized Common Criteria security standard. It also supports the new AES algorithm standard. Both these standards will become mandatory requirements for the U.S. Government in 2002 for security products.
“Our customers require a wide array of security products to protect their communication networks against unauthorized access,” said Cindy Provin, President for Thales e-Security, Inc. Americas. “The new partnership with CTAM complements the high end of our product family and efficiently meets the security requirements of our customers, predominately federal government, for protection of data over ATM networks,” she concluded.
Fritz Kerr, CTAM, Inc. COO, said, “We are very pleased to partner with Thales e-Security, Inc. CTAM’s advanced standards based high-speed cryptographic systems are a natural extension of Thales’ offerings. Our leading-edge purpose built products, coupled with Thales e-Security world-class line of security solutions and sales channels, will effectively meet the increasing demand for high bandwidth security applications.”
About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security provides e-business security solutions to several thousand customers worldwide. Over half of the world’s banks, together with the majority of the busiest exchanges, currently use Thales e-Security technology. Operating in three main markets covering e-security, card payment and network security, Thales e-Security addresses the business security needs of corporates and governments alike. For more than 20 years the company has been at the forefront of security and payment technology, co-operating and contributing to set the industry standards used for financial transactions and e-commerce globally.
CTAM is the provider of the world’s most advanced ATM encryption product CypherCell. CTAM designs and builds all its products based on experience and expert knowledge of both high speed networks and security technologies to ensure end users are protected by the most advanced security solution available without compromise. CTAM’s user friendly products are standards based, purpose built solutions that meet the most rigorous international security accreditation requirements.Details