FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corsec, the world's leader in providing access to new markets via third party security validations, today announced the global expansion of its Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification services. Corsec's expanded service provides companies that produce IT products streamlined access to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) market and the associated revenue opportunities.
Having already helped numerous clients through the UC APL listing process, Corsec is expanding its UC APL practice offering, including the creation of a library of UC APL resources, assistance with Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) testing, and a turnkey solution offering. Corsec's comprehensive validation solutions cover planning and all necessary steps to achieve a UC APL listing, a prerequisite for selling IT products to the DoD.
"The United States Department of Defense represents one of the largest single markets available to product companies, with large, recurrent, and stable revenue possibilities," stated Matthew Appler, Corsec CEO. "With the largest stable of UC APL experts in the industry, Corsec helps companies successfully secure listings that can result in a massive return on their investments."
DoD mandates that its agencies use the UC APL for new acquisitions, either by purchasing already-listed products, or sponsoring unlisted products for testing. Maintained by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the DoD must draw from the UC APL when it builds its networks. Equally important for vendors is the fact a product's placement on the UC APL indicates that it has met rigorous testing and security standards, making it more marketable in the private sector, as well.
"Working with a firm that has navigated the UC APL listing process numerous times--and that is familiar with the requirements, lab testing process and pitfalls, and the correct way to engage sponsors--helps companies avoid red tape and provides a huge advantage to getting listed on the UC APL," said Appler. "Having secured more than 350 FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and UC APL certifications for our clients in the last 15 years, Corsec is uniquely positioned to help companies access the revenue potential inside the DoD."
Corsec is the world's leader in providing access to new markets via third party security validations and certifications solutions. Corsec's 15-year track record includes more than one million hours of validation services delivered, more than 350 completed FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and UC APL certifications, and hundreds of clients on five continents. For more information, visit www.corsec.com.