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Comguard Unveils Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certified Firewalls from gateprotect

Sudarshan S. Avadhany, Sales Director - MENA at gateprotect

Comguard makes available the latest gateprotect firewalls certified after highest possible level of evaluation in Middle East

March 24, 2013 10:29 by

Comguard, a Dubai based leading value added distributor for IT security products today announced the availability of the latest array of Common Criteria EAL 4+ gateprotect firewalls in the Middle East region.

The EAL4+ certification under Common Criteria was evaluated by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Germany. This certification is the most important international security standard for IT security products. For products that are freely available in the market, level 4+ is the highest possible level of evaluation.

The certification assures customers around the globe that the firewall solution has been developed in accordance with strict regulations and complies with high quality and security standards. The certification was based on the CC version 3.1 and involved the inspection of the source code by independent experts as well as the approval of the development environment by the BSI.

Speaking on the occasion, Sudarshan S. Avadhany, Sales Director – MENA at gateprotect, said “EAL 4+ certification assures customers that a security product is robust and was methodically defined, tested and verified. This is assured not only by the independent auditors, but also by the very high level of examination based on standards that are acknowledged worldwide. We are proud that our procedures and our development have been examined by an institution like the BSI and obtained an official quality label by way of the successful certification“

In addition, the mechanisms of quality assurance, the testing procedures as well as the measures of protection against the intrusion of unauthorized codes were examined. The successful certification evidences that gateprotect is complying with security requirements and the procedures used.

Amarjot Dhanjal, Senior business development manager at Comguard, said, “We are happy that gateprotect have achieved EAL 4+ certification, as strong network perimeter protection is essential to the safety and security of critical industrial infrastructures. With this certification, we are sure that our partners and customers can now be even more confident in gateprotect technology.”

The next generation firewalls from gateprotect protect companies of any size against malware attacks, viruses, unauthorized access and misuse. They are characterized by a multitude of sophisticated security features – as well as optimal scalability, security and performance.

Comguard makes available the new range of EAL4+ certified gateprotect firewalls across the Middle East region including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, among others.

About Comguard
Comguard FZ LLC is one of the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence, the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and industry platforms like Top 5 Value added Distributor by Reseller Middle East magazine and the Choice of Channel Award from VAR MEA magazine. For more information see

About gateprotect
gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for ten years. The comprehensive unified threat management solutions for mid-sized companies, the next generation firewalls for highest security requirements in large companies and the managed security systems from gateprotect guarantee reliable network security. To minimize the risk of operator errors, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs) increase the factual security in companies and allow for an efficient ongoing maintenance of the systems.

Reputable companies and institutions in more than 80 countries are among the users of about 23,000 installed licenses worldwide. Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in the renowned Gartner “Magic Quadrant” for UTM firewall appliances in the SMB market. For the easy handling and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect was the first German company to be awarded the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award. The gateprotect firewall packet filtering core has furthermore successfully gone through the EAL 4+ certification process under Common Criteria at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

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