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Imperva Achieves Compliance with Key US and Canadian Government IT Security Standard

December 29
15:44 2008

Web Hosting NewsRedwood Shores, Calif. – Imperva®, the leader in application data security, today announced that its SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and Database Security Gateway products have achieved level 1 compliance with the FIPS 140-2 standard. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard), which certifies cryptographic operations in computer systems, is a requirement for information security products deployed in sensitive U.S. and Canadian government installations.

Although primarily intended as a requirement for government applications and contracts, FIPS compliance is increasingly being requested by financial institutions and e-commerce sites. In addition to FIPS compliance, SecureSphere is:

* Approved for conformance to the Common Criteria Certification process
* An ICSA Labs certified Web Application Firewall (WAF)
* SAP Certified for its interoperability with the SAP NetWeaver® Application Server
* Certified as interoperable with RSA Access Manager software from RSA
* Certified as interoperable with the ArcSight SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) platform

FIPS compliance verifies that SecureSphere meets the following two key government requirements:

* United States FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation Authority (CMVA), set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
* Canadian FIPS 140-2 CMVA, set by the Communications Security Establishment (CSE)

The use of validated cryptographic modules is required by the United States Government for all unclassified uses of cryptography. The Government of Canada also recommends the use of FIPS 140 validated cryptographic modules in unclassified applications of its departments.

“The government market in the US, Canada, and abroad is one of the leading sources of revenue for Imperva,” said Mark Kraynak, vice president of marketing for Imperva. “Compliance with the FIPS standard meets mandated government requirements, while providing all our customers, especially in the financial and e-commerce sectors, even greater confidence in SecureSphere’s security capabilities.”

For more information regarding FIPS 140-2, visit:

About Imperva
Imperva, the leader in application data security, delivers activity monitoring, real-time protection, and risk management solutions for business applications and data. Imperva’s practical solutions provide full visibility into sensitive data, database and application access, enabling granular control and maintenance of critical data. Over 4500 of the world’s leading enterprises and government organizations in over 35 countries rely on Imperva’s automated, scalable and business-relevant solutions to prevent data theft, data abuse and ensure data integrity. For more information, visit

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