atsec information security Evaluates Vanguard Enforcer


Austin, TX - atsec information security corporation is pleased to announce Common Criteria certification of Vanguard Enforcer, a leading enterprise intrusion detection and management solution for mainframe computers. atsec has earned an industry-leading reputation for success in evaluating complex mainframe computer operating systems and related software, performing multiple evaluations of IBM z/OS, z/VM, PR/SM, and LPAR at challenging assurance levels since January 2004.

atsec evaluated Vanguard Enforcer 7.1 from its Austin-based Common Criteria test lab. The evaluation results were validated at Evaluation Assurance Level 3 augmented (EAL3+) by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation Validation Scheme (CCEVS), the Common Criteria validation scheme for the U.S. The certification is recognized by 24 countries worldwide through the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement.

Vanguard Enforcer was developed by Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a leading supplier of enterprise mainframe security solutions. Vanguard also sponsored the certification effort. Enforcer is available to customers with IBM System z Security Server (RACF) implementations with a need to protect critical data and resources by continuously monitoring and analyzing mission-critical activities and events.

Ronn Bailey, founder, CEO, and CTO of Vanguard said in announcing the successful evaluation effort:"It has always been our mission to provide customers with the most advanced enterprise security technology. This certification will provide Vanguard's customers with an even higher level of confidence knowing that Enforcer's functionality has been certified by independent security software experts."

About atsec information security
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 January 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the US, Sweden, the UK, and China. 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. For more information please visit