Unisys Receives NSA Certifications

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The National Security Agency gave Unisys Stealth the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) certification, which means the company has met the standards of more than 20 countries to protect secure information and systems.

Unisys was also approved by the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, which allows Federal agencies to purchase the company’s security software. Agencies can use this software in layered solutions protecting classified data, according to a statement from the NSA.

In order for a company to achieve NIAP certification, its product must undergo testing at an approved Common Criteria Testing Laboratory in the United States. During testing, a product must also withstand additional requirements to be included in the CSfC program.

The software uses microsegmentation techniques and encryption to divide up parts of an organization where only a subset of authorized users will be able to access the data that they are allowed to see, whereas other members of the organization won’t be able to know the data is there. The software cryptographically confines members of the organization to one section of the network and prohibits them from moving into a section that they’re unauthorized to access. The software would alleviate cyberattacks by making users, devices, and data undetectable on networks.

“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,” said Tom Patterson, chief trust officer of Unisys.

Morgan Lynch
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Morgan Lynch is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Federal IT and K-12 Education.
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