Thales eSecurity News Release

Thales SafeMove awarded UK Government quality mark

Thales’s remote access solution receives CCTM accreditation to support secure flexible working in the public sector

Thales, a leader in information and communication systems security, today announces that SafeMove the company’s secure Mobile Virtual Private Network (MVPN) solution has received t he UK Government’s quality mark. T he CESG Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) provides the necessary assurance for security products and services used in public sector systems such as those supporting the transformational Government agenda to ensure trust and confidence.

The CCTM scheme requires that a product is tested by an accredited independent laboratory to validate the security functionality claims made by the vendor. In the case of SafeMove, the testing covered the key functionality that the software provides to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information in a remote working environment.

SafeMove is a comprehensive and simple-to-use Mobile VPN solution that enables public and private sector organisations to increase the mobility of their workforce. Robust VPN technology protects the confidentiality and integrity of all communications whilst resilient Mobile IP technology maximises availability by providing seamless mobility across a broad range of wired, wireless and mobile networks. SafeMove supports a range of laptops and mobile platforms and facilitates ubiquitous, secure access to email, office applications and real-time collaboration tools, whether in the office, a hotel, at home or on the move.

According to Ross Parsell, Managing Director of Thales UK’s information systems security activities: “The trend for flexible working is evolving dramatically. What started as occasional home working is transforming into truly dynamic working where employees are travelling frequently and need constant, secure high-speed, access to their IT systems as if they were sitting in the office. This trend is not isolated to the private sector and now that SafeMove has received the UK Government’s quality mark award, public sector workers will be able to log in remotely without sacrificing security, helping to enhance productivity.”

Full details of the claims tested and a summary of the test report can be found at: www.cctmark.gov.uk.