London, UK, 10 July, 2013 - Becrypt, a leading supplier of cyber security solutions to Governments and industry, has become the first and only UK supplier of encryption software technology to be listed in the prestigious NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue (NIAPC) for its DISK Protect Foundation solution. NIAPC provides NATO nations, NATO civil and military bodies with a list of certified products that are in use or available for procurement to meet stringent operational requirements.
Inclusion in the catalogue recognises Becrypt’s success in the industry and growing prominence in new markets outside the UK. Last year, the company gained certification for its DISK Protect Baseline product from the Council of the European Union (EU) for handling information classified at Impact Level 3 (RESTRICTED). In March this year, Becrypt achieved yet another milestone when DISK Protect Foundation was independently evaluated and certified by CESG, the Information Security Arm of GCHQ, under the organisation’s Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) scheme.
Bernard Parsons, CEO at Becrypt said, “We are delighted to be included in NATO’s catalogue. As the very first and, so far, only UK supplier to be recognised for providing these software encryption capabilities, it highlights our innovative approach to working with the industry to attain the very highest standards in security. Building on the work we have done with the CESG, our latest achievement offers huge commercial potential for us. It opens up new markets outside the UK and gives purchasers the confidence that the product they are buying has an assurance to protect their data wherever they are.”
A spokesman for CESG said, “We are pleased to see the first CPA-certified product on the NATO catalogue. By evaluating commercial off-the-shelf security products against strong standards, CPA gives assurance that its Foundation Grade products help to keep UK data safe in cyberspace - a key aim of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy. Inclusion on the catalogue means this security product is now available for purchase by all 28 NATO countries directly. It’s great to see a UK company being recognised outside its home territory and we congratulate Becrypt on their latest achievement.”
Becrypt supplies a range of award winning, innovative cyber security products designed to protect sensitive information throughout an organisation, on the desktop, at the end point and when in transit or being shared with trusted third parties. Becrypt’s products are approved by CESG for use with all levels of Government data, right up to Impact Level 6 (TOP SECRET).
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Notes to Editors
CESG is the Information Security arm of GCHQ and is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. It is the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for IA, responsible for enabling secure and trusted knowledge sharing to help its customers achieve their business aims.
CESG uses its deep technical expertise to provide its customers with insights into information risks and mitigations, enabling customers to reduce both the risks to, and impacts on, their information and information-based systems.
For more information on CESG, please visit http://www.cesg.gov.uk and on CPA please visit http://www.cesg.gov.uk/products_services/iacs/cpa/index.shtml
Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative Information Assurance solutions and services, providing secure, feature-rich, out-of-the-box products that are government-certified and suitable for all industry sectors. Becrypt provides a range of cyber security solutions to protect data at rest and data in use. This includes top-level encryption solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and tablet devices, as well as end point solutions that enable secure mobile working and secure virtual and cloud resources access.
Becrypt is a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police.
Through technology and OEM partnerships Becrypt enables third-party solutions with encryption and other data security capabilities.
Becrypt has offices in London, UK, and McLean, VA, USA
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