atsec evaluates Public Key Infrastructure Framework Version 2.1


Austin, TX - atsec information security is pleased to announce completion of the U.S. Government Family of Protection Profiles Public Key-Enabled Applications Version 2.77 Common Criteria evaluation of the Public Key Infrastructure Framework Version 2.1 toolkit. PKIFv2 was successfully evaluated at evaluation assurance level (EAL) 4 augmented by ALC_FLR.2.

PKIFv2 was certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme.. The product was evaluated on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003, SP1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 WS, Update 1 platforms. PKIFv2 was developed by CygnaCom Solutions, and the certification was sponsored by the United States Marine Corps.

PKIFv2 is a toolkit used by application developers to incorporate secure PKI functionality into an application. It provides a set of C++ programming interfaces comprised of extensible classes that perform PKI-related functions including certification path processing, digital signature generation and verification, and public key encryption and decryption.

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atsec information security is an independent, standards-based IT (information technology) security consulting and evaluation services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich (Germany) in 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Germany and Sweden. atsec leverages its deep security, process, and standards expertise to consult on a wide range of IT security needs, enabling clients to establish integrated security management procedures in order to manage security risk and improve data, product, and business process reliability. atsec works with leading global companies such as IBM, HP, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, Swisscom, RWE, and Wincor-Nixdorf.