A10 Networks Achieves Checkpoint OPSEC Certification for its Identity & Access Management Appliances
A10 Demonstrates Commitment to Open Standards by Integrating with the OPSEC Framework
SAN JOSE, CA, March 29, 2006 A10 Networks™, a pioneer in delivering a new class of identity-aware network solutions, today announced it has achieved Check Point OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification for its IDsentrie Identity & Access Management (IAM) appliances. Through OPSEC certification, A10's IDsentrie system has been proven to seamlessly integrate with Check Point's market-leading VPN and firewall products.
Achieving Check Point OPSEC certification demonstrates A10's commitment to interoperability and open standards. A10's goal is to build, itself and with help from development partners, a new generation of affordable and practical "identity aware" network solutions that will automate network management and end user tasks such as password management and synchronization, security event management, and provisioning. As perimeter security gives way to increasingly mobile networks and heterogeneous environments, security is moving closer to end points to safeguard critical assets, and identity & access management is becoming ever more critical to "best practices" security solutions.
"The OPSEC certification allows Check Point customers to integrate seamlessly with IDsentrie. Security administrators can now use IDsentrie to obtain identity-based security reports and logs to simplify their troubleshooting and forensic activities," said Phil Kwan, director of product marketing for A10 Networks. "With identity information integrated into IDsentrie logs and reports, Check Point customers improve their ability to meet new compliance laws and regulations. And with IDsentrie's new IDentity Proxy capabilities, administrators can now automatically resolve machine and IP addresses to user information, eliminating the time-consuming back-tracking tasks performed when researching critical security events."
"We are very pleased to see that A10 Networks has achieved Check Point OPSEC Certification. It is a testament to the industry continuing to make integration and interoperability a priority, "said Amir Ben-Efraim, director of business development for Check Point. "OPSEC certification for IDsentrie's Firewall log analysis feature will provide our joint customers with comprehensive monitoring tools that can effectively manage critical security events."
About Check Point's OPSEC
OPSEC is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With more than 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com.
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in 2004 with a mission to create a new class of affordable, identity-aware network solutions, including the industry's first "Smart" identity management system. A10's solutions help businesses and government increase efficiency and agility, address regulatory compliance and security risks while reducing the complexity and costs of managing global networks. A10's products unify critical identity and access management functions with networking and security to offer network administrators centralized management and unparalleled visibility into network activity. A10 is a well-financed, privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Beijing. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.
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