NCSC renews Commercial Product Assurance for Becrypt’s Disk Protect encryption solution

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NCSC renews Commercial Product Assurance for Becrypt’s Disk Protect encryption solution

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 08:19

Disk Protect is the only software-based full disk encryption solution to gain CPA Assurance

London – 27th February 2019 – Becrypt, a trusted provider of endpoint cybersecurity software solutions announced today that its Disk Protect full-disk encryption product has been certified under the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) scheme.

The renewal of this certification means that Becrypt’s Disk Protect product remains the only software-based full-disk encryption solution to successfully complete CPA, helping organisations with informed risk management for a range of data protection scenarios. Unlike other product assurance schemes, CPA validates product architecture, quality of implementation and vendor development processes, as well as incorporating the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) to validate cryptographic algorithms. The comprehensive evaluation allows organisations to ensure the associated risk management is aligned with commercial best practice.

“We are delighted that Disk Protect has been awarded the NCSC’s CPA certification for the third time, maintaining its unique position as the only software-based full-disk encryption product to have achieved this,” comments Dom Hume, Head of Product at Becrypt. “The CPA scheme not only provides Becrypt’s customers with the confidence that Disk Protect is a high-quality encryption solution, but also that the Becrypt development and build processes demonstrate good commercial security practice. Becrypt has a reputation for quality and assurance which we are proud of and work hard to maintain.”

Becrypt helped to pioneer the CPA initiative in 2011 with government, when its Disk Protect product became the first to receive CPA Assurance. The initiative was created to help both government and commercial organisations select reputable and trusted off-the-shelf security products for protecting sensitive data. 

Products are tested against published CPA Security Characteristics, so vendors are aware of the assessment criteria to develop against and buyers can be confident that certified products have been tested against NCSC standards and relevant security claims.