ICSA Labs Certifies Four Products

ICSA Labs certifies four products that use new IP security standard

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, today announced that it has certified four products that use the newly enhanced Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Virtual Private Network standard that helps validate the user or device, using the new key exchange protocol IKEv2.

VPN products earning ICSA Labs’ IPSec VPN 2.1 Certification are Alcatel-Lucent's VPN Firewall Brick 1200AC; Intoto Inc. iGateway-VPN; Secure Computing Sidewinder 7; and SonicWALL’s PRO 2040 Network Security Appliance.

The new IPsec VPN standard is designed to help vendors develop new IPsec solutions that deliver more functionality, improved interoperability and stronger security. The new standard also addresses interoperability issues often encountered when companies link VPN solutions developed by different vendors. ICSA Labs’ IPSec VPN Version 2.1 Certification reinforces a vendor’s commitment to maintaining data confidentiality and integrity for solutions being deployed under that standard.

The IPSec VPN testing methodology employed by ICSA Labs is the result of several years of research, real-world scenarios, vendor cooperation and end-user feedback. Vendor products must meet baseline requirements for the IKEv2 protocol, including Encapsulation Security Payload, tunnel mode, AES encryption, DH Group 5 and proper deletion of security associations.

ICSA Labs also verifies that the products implement secure cryptography through logging and secure administration.

“ICSA Labs is uniquely positioned to evaluate these products because our testing process is dynamic," said George Japak, managing director, ICSA Labs. "Our testing methodology and evaluation techniques stay current with product enhancements and the ever-changing threat environment.”