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Big Switch Networks Completes APL Listing

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Big Switch Networks, a leader in open software defined networking; on completing the process for the Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL). By successfully listing their Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) and Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF) solutions, Big Switch Networks further extends its sales reach within the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.

In order to meet the demands of today’s security threats and DoD procurement guidelines, Big Switch designed and engineered the BCF and BMF solutions to pass strict Information Assurance (IA) and Interoperability (IO) requirements, including STIG testing, CAC compliance, and conformance to IPv6. Big Switch’s partner in this endeavor was Corsec Security, Inc., helping to design, document, test, and manage the process alongside Big Switch’s award winning team. The completion of the listing process not only opens the doors to new and exciting markets for Big Switch, but also demonstrates their fervent commitment to product security.

About the DoDIN APL

The DoDIN APL represents the agency’s master list of secure, trusted and approved technology infrastructure products. The DoDIN APL was developed in an effort to maintain a single consolidated list of products that have completed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification. Getting a product included on this coveted list involves a rigorous 39-step process overseen by the Approved Products Certification Office (APCO). This laborious and often confusing process involves the submission of a series of properly completed forms and product documentation, attainment of prerequisite validations and certifications such as FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria, and adherence to strict scheduling guidelines and interdependencies.

About Big Switch Networks

Big Switch’s mission is to disrupt the status quo of networking with order of magnitude improvements in network intelligence, agility, and flexibility by delivering Next-Generation Data Center Networking. They enable data center transformation and accelerate business velocity by delivering a responsive, automated, and programmable software-defined networking (SDN) fabric-based networking solution.

For further information, please visit their website at www.bigswitch.com.

About Corsec Security, Inc.

For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.

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