BestCrypt by Jetico to Be First and Only Finnish Disk Encryption Approved by National Cyber Security Centre Finland
Jetico Aiming for National STIII Certification in 4Q 2017
HELSINKI, Finland – September 26, 2017 – BestCrypt Volume Encryption, Jetico’s superior whole disk encryption software, is now in the final stage of being certified by the National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI) at FICORA. Upon receiving the National STIII Certification, Jetico’s solution will be the first and only Finnish disk encryption software to be approved for use to protect national classified information in Finland. Initiated in October 2016, the final certification is expected by the end of 2017.
Mr. Aki Tauriainen, Chief Inspector of Audits and Accreditation of the National Cyber Security Centre Finland says, "Having Finnish alternatives available for our national use makes our country less dependent on external technologies. Being responsible for the approval of cryptographic products for processing national classified information in Finland, we are always glad to test domestic products and cheer for the products to pass the accreditation, which is not always obvious."
Eventually, the goal is to have BestCrypt also approved for use to protect international classified information throughout Europe by obtaining secondary accreditation in an AQUA qualified country.
Mr. Tauriainen continues, "While benefiting information security in Finland, this certification also provides a path to the products being used EU-wide, thus strengthening the position of Finland in the European and global cyber scene."
Jetico Founder & Chairman, Dr. Tommi Rasila comments, "Jetico has always been driven by product quality and reputation. The result is our impeccable track record and trust for over two decades. When TrueCrypt was taken off the list of approved tools, it created a hole in the availability of encryption software for use by the Finnish authorities. The recommendation to accredit BestCrypt was a natural step forward. Jetico will be proud to serve our local users in Finland - our export percentage is now 99,6%, down from 99,8% two years ago."
Jetico products are in wide use by authorities around the globe, such as the U.S. Department of Defense and the Hong Kong government. The STIII certification – when given – will allow Jetico to sell their products also to Finnish authorities, thus contributing to the self-sufficiency of their home country which is known for its strong cyber sector.
About National Cyber Security Centre Finland at FICORA
The National Cyber Security Centre Finland or NCSC-FI at FICORA is a national information security authority. It develops and monitors the operational reliability and security of communications networks and services. CERT and NCSA duties are part of the NCSC-FI's information security services. To support its operations, the NCSC-FI also maintains nationwide situational awareness of cyber security.
Its CERT duties consist of preventing, detecting and resolving security breaches, as well as of informing of information security threats. The Centre's NCSA duties include the responsibility for security matters related to electronic transfer and processing of classified information. For more information, please visit https://www.viestintavirasto.fi/en/.
Jetico provides pure and simple data protection software for National Security, Compliance and Personal Privacy. Trusted for over 10 years by the U.S. Department of Defense, Jetico's BCWipe can wipe selected files beyond forensic recovery such as in response to classified data spills, while BCWipe Total WipeOut can erase hard drive data entirely such as for disposal or decommission. To protect stored data, Jetico's BestCrypt delivers compliant data encryption software for whole disks, virtual drives and selected files or folders. Jetico Enterprise Editions include central management for client software control.
Jetico products are trusted by government and military agencies, all of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors, many national laboratories, as well as various other enterprises and a wide global base of home and small business users in over 100 countries. Founded in 1995, Jetico is privately held and headquartered in the Otaniemi Science Park in Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit jetico.com.
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