Safend, a provider of endpoint data protection solutions, announced Monday that it has obtained recertification for FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) Validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and by the Communications Security Establishment in Canada (CSEC). The recertification covers Safend versions 3.3 and 3.4, Windows 7 and XP, 32 and 64 bits.
The Safend Cryptographic Library meets the security requirements of FIPS 140-2 and is designed for use inside the Safend Data Protection Suite.
Safend guards against corporate data loss and theft through its content discovery and inspection, encryption and comprehensive device and port control. Safend encrypts internal hard drives, removable storage and CD/DVDs and provides granular port and device control over all physical and wireless ports. Safend maps sensitive information and controls data flow through email, Web, external devices and additional channels. Safend ensures compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and multiple other regulatory data security and privacy standards. Safend has more than 2600 customers and over 3M seats deployed by multinational enterprises, government agencies and small to mid-size companies across the globe.
"The large-scale proliferation of personal devices by employees has made organizations much more vulnerable to security and data breaches," said Edy Almer, VP Marketing & Business Development, Safend. "Safend strives to provide its customers with the highest standards in endpoint security as well as enable compliance with leading vendor products. With this recertification, our customers can rest assured that they have the best and most complete endpoint data protection solution to ensure sensitive data is never compromised."