Feb 18th, 2008
SAN ANTONIO -- GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (AMEX:GSB), a leading developer of file centric software for the Internet, today announced that the GlobalSCAPE Cryptographic Module embedded in its enterprise-class Secure FTP Server product has achieved Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation. The FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library ensures that file transfers meet the highest possible security standards.
“At GlobalSCAPE, we focus on providing our customers with comprehensive file transfer solutions that work across the enterprise and fully address their needs,” commented Randy Poole, President and CEO of GlobalSCAPE. “With FIPS 140-2 validation, we continue to deliver on this promise, ensuring that our solutions offer best-in-class, government-grade secure file transfer capabilities to meet the evolving demands of our customer base.”
FIPS 140-2 specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules used to protect sensitive information. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) is the accreditation program that validates cryptographic modules to this standard. The CMVP is a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the Government of Canada. To achieve validation, Cryptographic Modules are subjected to rigorous testing by independent, accredited test facilities.
FIPS 140-2 validation is required by most Government departments, including the Department of Defense, to protect the integrity of files that cross their networks. Similarly, companies in the healthcare, financial and manufacturing markets are under pressure to ensure that customer and patient information is secure in transit and at rest. With this third-party verified validation, customers can deploy GlobalSCAPE’s FIPS 140-2 version of Secure FTP Server, knowing the software has met the highest security standards.
"Today, more than ever, there is an implicit concern about protecting and securing sensitive files,” said Erin Connor, lab director at EWA-Canada, the independent, third-party FIPS 140-2 testing lab that tested the GlobalSCAPE module for FIPS 140-2 validation. “With the validation of the cryptographic module in its Secure FTP Server solution, GlobalSCAPE has taken a significant step in ensuring its users that their files are safe and private. Throughout the process, GlobalSCAPE easily met all of the stringent requirements and testing to achieve FIPS 140-2 validation, resulting in a solution that not only adheres to the standard but offers the functionality and features needed to keep pace in today’s marketplace.”
Pricing and Availability
GlobalSCAPE’s FIPS 140-2 version of Secure FTP Server is available immediately for $895. For more information or a free 30-day trial, contact sales at 1-800-290-5054 or visit our website www.globalscape.com.
GlobalSCAPE, a provider of Global Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions and wide-area file services (WAFS) technologies, delivers a modular approach to solving the enterprise challenges of security, bandwidth, latency and regulatory compliance. GlobalSCAPE’s products securely and efficiently move files such as financial data, medical records, customer files, intellectual property, and other sensitive documents of any size between supply chain partners and branch offices. GlobalSCAPE’s products are used by mid-sized and large enterprise companies, including virtually all of the Fortune 100, leading technology, banking, healthcare, and public sector organizations. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, GlobalSCAPE is also the developer of CuteFTP, the most popular file transfer protocol application on the market. For more information on our risk-free purchase options, visit www.globalscape.com or call 800-290-5054 (US) or 210-308-8267 (international).
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