PGP Corporation has announced that its Whole Disk Encryption has been formally approved by the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG).


This ensures that it is suitable for use by Her Majesty's government in the UK, as well as other appropriate organisations. PGP Corporation has worked closely with the CESG to gain approval for the use of PGP software within UK Government organisations.


For any product to achieve CESG Assisted Products Service (CAPS) approval and be advertised as suitable for purchase by HMG, it must be verified by the CESG to meet exacting security standards.


Phillip Dunkelberger, President and CEO of PGP Corporation, said: “Breaches have a significant and detrimental impact on public confidence, hence protecting corporate data and personal information has never been more important. CAPS approval gives assurance to government and public sector users that the PGP products have been tested to the highest possible standard.”


PGP Universal Server and PGP Universal Gateway Email recently completed the thorough Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) certification; as well PGP Whole Disk Encryption which is currently undergoing Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+) certification - the highest level possible that is mutually recognized by all countries participating in the Common Criteria certification. The plus denotes augmentation of ALC_FLR.1 Flaw Remediation.