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EWA-Canada congratulates our customer Ultra Electronics AEP on the FIPS 140-2 Security Level 4 validation

January 27, 2015 - EWA-Canada congratulates our customer Ultra Electronics AEP on the FIPS 140-2 Security Level 4 validation of their Advanced Configurable Cryptographic Environment (ACCE) v3 cryptographic module used in their Ultra Safe KeyperPlus HSM. This is the first FIPS 140-2 Security Level 4 certificate awarded in over 3 years.


EWA-Canada announces that the SEEKR-Pro has been officially qualified under the SLSA

April 30 , 2014 - EWA-Canada is pleased to announce that the SEEKR-Pro has been officially qualified under the Canadian Federal Government Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA). The SLSA is part of the Federal Government's new Software and Shared Systems and Procurement Directorate's Method of Supply. Software Licensing Supply Arrangement


EWA-Canada certifies that AnywhereCommerce's Walker mPOS Device Now 'Visa Ready'

October 28 , 2013 - AnywhereCommerce, a global payments technology provider, announced today that the company's 'Walker' (Walker-ES01) mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) device has been approved for use with Visa cards by the Visa Ready Program AnywhereCommerce's Walker mPOS Device Now 'Visa Ready'


EWA-Canada accredited by Visa Ready Partner Program to Perform (mPOS) Solutions Testing for Certification

April 23 , 2013 - EWA-Canada is pleased to announce that Visa has accredited our labs to perform mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) solutions testing for certification under the Visa Ready Partner Program. EWA-Canada can now help developers with hardware, software and / or complete solutions for mobile payment processing through the process to obtain the Visa Ready Program for mPOS approval.

The Visa Ready Partner Program for mPOS is intended to help device manufacturers, software developers, merchants, and acquirers build and implement solutions that meet Visa's requirements for a reliable, convenient, and secure mobile point of sale experience. EWA-Canada now offers the full range of certification testing for the Payment space including PCI PTS POI and HSM, Interac, APCA and Visa mPOS. Our clients can leverage our lengthy experience in payment device and systems certifications to guide them through the process for their products quickly and easily. Where necessary, we can also provide complementary services for certification under the Common Criteria for IT Security product evaluation, FIPS 140-2 validation for Cryptographic modules and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation of configuration and vulnerability management products.


EWA-Canada launches a revolutionary solution for Information Management

July 2, 2013 - EWA-Canada announces the launch of "SEEKR-Pro". The SEEKR-Pro software solution manages your "Unstructured Data". SEEKR-Pro employs model driven content analysis to help Information Managers identify and auto-classify documents of business value based on an organizations specific record keeping practices. This solution applies mature semantic engine technology from Kayvium Corporation. To begin the process of managing your information assets please visit


iGT Achieves NIST Validation for FIPS 140-2 Government Standard

June 10, 2013 - iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect (iDirect), today announced that its iDX 2.3.1, Evolution series line cards and remotes achieved a Level 1 validation against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product that is used in a U.S. government agency network such as hardware and software that encrypts and decrypts data and conducts other cryptographic functions.


NIAP Announces McAfee Email Gateway, Evaluated by EWA-Canada, as FIRST NDPP Compliant Product!

NIAP Directors Corner - May 10, 2013: It gives me great pleasure to announce the first product to comply with the NIAP approved Network Device Protection Profile (NDPP) was evaluated and validated by our Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) colleagues. McAfee® Email Gateway (MEG) software v7.0.1, running on appliance models 4000-B, 4500-B, 5000(B,C,&C-2U), 5500(B&C) and the Content Security Blade Server.


Trustwave Web Application Firewall Achieves Common Criteria Validation

CHICAGO - February 5, 2013 - Trustwave, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, announced today that the Trustwave WebDefend® Web application firewall has achieved Common Criteria validation with EAL 2+ level of certification.


NetIQ Sentinel 7 Achieves EAL 3+ Common Criteria Certification

January 10, 2013
Press Release
NetIQ® today announced that it has achieved a Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 3with augmented assurance (EAL3+) for its flagship Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, NetIQ® Sentinel™ Version 7.0.1. This certification demonstrates the continued NetIQ commitment to developing secure solutions that meet the stringent requirements of the US Federal government and the ongoing demands of organizations around the globe.


Fortinet Earns Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification through EWA-Canada

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 23, 2011 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced the company's FortiGate-200B and FortiGate-620B multi-threat security solutions and its FortiOS 4.0 firmware have earned certification for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL 4+).


CA Technologies Increases Products Certified Under Common Criteria with EWA-Canada

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that CA Directory r12 SP3 has met the requirements of Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 3+ from the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).


Canada new breeding ground for Cyber Crime

Canada is becoming a new breeding ground for cyber criminals, according to a report obtained by the Financial Post. The number of Canadian servers found to be hosting phishing sites - malicious websites designed to lure visitors to enter sensitive personal information - jumped 319% over the past year.


IT Security Companies to Host Protection Profile Developer Workshop

Austin, TX - In parallel to this year's RSA conference in San Francisco, atsec information security and a group of IT security companies (Apex Assurance, Aspect Labs, Cygnacom, and EWA) will host a one-day workshop on the topic of Protection Profile (PP) development.


Indian Effort to Deter Spies Puts Squeeze on Phone Operators

NEW DELHI - As India prepares to adopt new import regulations designed to thwart spying and sabotage, the country's mobile phone operators say the costs of implementing the rules could squeeze their thin profits even further and accelerate an impending wave of consolidation in the industry.