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Kaseya achieves NIST validation for FIPS 140-2 government standard
Issued by: Kaseya  
[Johannesburg, 9 January 2013]

Kaseya, the leading global provider of automated IT systems management services, today announced that the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) has achieved a level 1 validation against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules.

Kaseya actively participated in the IT government security validation process, signifying the company’s commitment to providing users with trusted security product. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product, which will be used in aUSgovernment agency network.

"The FIPS 140-2 validation, when joined with the Common Criteria Certification that we earned last year, gives Kaseya the credibility to pursue government contracts globally,” said Mark Sutherland, Kaseya president and co-founder. “The third party validation by FIPS and CCC enables our customers and prospects to know that we have security protocols in place to meet their requirements.”

The FIPS standard, which is mandated by law in theUSand very strictly enforced inCanada, is also currently being reviewed by ISO to become an international standard. FIPS 140-2 is gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third-party validations of cryptographic products of all kinds. FIPS 140-2 validation of the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator will provide users with a high degree of security, assurance, and dependability.

The FIPS 140-2 standard is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in theUnited States, and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), under the Canadian government. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by this joint body, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2. The standard applies to Federal agencies using cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140-2 provides third-party assurance of cryptographic modules that have been validated against a set of functional requirements for a product that may be purchased by a government agency.

In order to expedite the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Kaseya has partnered with Corsec Security, a consulting firm with over 14 years of validation experience. “We are thrilled to have become a partner of Kaseya in their pursuit of Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 validations of the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator,” said Matthew Appler, CEO and co-founder, Corsec Security. “Kaseya has shown tremendous commitment to their customers by achieving not only this FIPS validation, but also a Common Criteria certification.”

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Corsec Security

Corsec Security specialises in helping companies navigate through the complex process of achieving FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria (CC), and UC APL certifications. Corsec delivers unmatched expertise in the areas of security consulting, document creation, and project management, which can be leveraged to streamline the validation process. Corsec partners with companies around the world to achieve US and international certification on a wide range of products. Corsec minimises the time, effort and money a vendor needs to invest in validation, and performs its services at a firm, fixed price, ultimately maximising the return on that investment. For further information, please visit www.corsec.com.

Kaseya

Kaseya is the leading global provider of IT systems management software. Kaseya solutions empower everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations and IT service providers – to proactively manage and control IT assets remotely, easily and efficiently from one integrated Web-based platform. Kaseya solutions are trusted by IT service providers, and in a wide variety of industries, including: banking, consumer packaged goods, education, financial services, government, healthcare, military, real estate, retail and transportation. The company is privately held, with over 30 offices in 23 countries. To learn more, please visit http://www.kaseya.com.

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