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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

GlobalSCAPE's Enterprise EFT Server and Secure Server Cryptographic Module on Track for FIPS Security Standards Certification

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Products satisfy the FIPS Certification Pre-Validation; Company expects final FIPS 140-2 certification in Q1 2008

SAN ANTONIO - GlobalSCAPE (AMEX:GSB), a leading provider of products that allow companies to move, store and share files securely over the Internet, announced that the Cryptographic Module to be embedded in its Secure Server and flagship, enterprise-class EFT Server products, has satisfied Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) pre-validation requirements. The Cryptographic Module has been placed on the FIPS 140-2 pre-validation list and now awaits the final certification review.

FIPS 140-2 is a federal security accreditation program created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 sets the standard for encryption algorithms intended for use in protecting sensitive information. EWA Canada, contracted by GlobalSCAPE to perform the validation testing, submitted GlobalSCAPE’s Cryptographic Module package and test report to NIST for review; certification is expected in Q1 2008. With third-party verified certification, customers in the government, healthcare and financial markets can select and deploy GlobalSCAPE’s managed file transfer solutions, knowing the software products have met the highest security standards.

"GlobalSCAPE has a long history of delivering innovative file transfer solutions to federal, state and local government agencies, and our latest success was a $2.8 million deal with the Department of Defense," said Randy Poole, President and CEO of GlobalSCAPE. "Upon achievement of FIPS 140-2 certification for EFT Server and Secure Server, GlobalSCAPE will quickly be able to support best-in-class, government-grade secure file transfer needs.”

The Department of Defense (DoD) requires that commercial systems incorporate the toughest security measures to protect the integrity of data traffic traveling across the network, and meet the requirements of FIPS 140-2.

Similar to any government deployment, companies in the healthcare, financial and manufacturing markets are under pressure to ensure that customer and patient information is secure when traveling across networks. A majority of institutions in these markets are implementing the same standards mandated by the U.S. government.

"We are pleased to work with GlobalSCAPE on the FIPS 140-2 validation of the cryptographic module in its secure file transfer management solutions," said Erin Connor, lab director at EWA-Canada, the independent, third-party FIPS testing facility. "During the validation process, our cryptographic testers perform advanced security analyses, and cryptographic and security functional testing to ensure compliance of the cryptographic module with stringent cryptographic standards. FIPS 140-2 validation will be an important achievement and it shows GlobalSCAPE's commitment to providing enterprise-class security solutions to its customers."

GlobalSCAPE software can help secure data both in transport and at rest. GlobalSCAPE supports a full range of secure transfer protocols -- SFTP (SSH), FTPS (SSL) and HTTPS (SSL) and secures data at rest using PGP encryption.

GlobalSCAPE's EFT Server and Secure Server are part of an enterprise product range that allows customers to expand functionality as their needs increase. Products available include the Secure Ad Hoc Transfer solution, the DMZ Gateway Server, the Web Transfer Client and the Auditing and Reporting solution.

About GlobalSCAPE
GlobalSCAPE provides software-based file management, security and backup solutions that guarantee correct information is being delivered between employees, customers, and business partners. GlobalSCAPE's products are used by medium through Enterprise-sized companies, as well as companies with multiple office or campus locations in the Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Government industries. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, GlobalSCAPE is also the creator of CuteFTP, the most popular file transfer application on the market with more than 2 million customers. For more information, visit www.globalscape.com or call 800-290-5054 (US) or 210-308-8267 (international).