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PortWise (, Europe’s leading SSL VPN vendor, today announced that the PortWise mVPN product has been awarded the ICSA Labs SSL VPN certification. The certification process performed by the ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation, includes a rich set of feature requirements needed by customers and also includes rigorous security and cryptographic requirements. These requirements have been developed inside the ICSA Labs SSL/TLS consortium to make it easier for customers to understand the capabilities of SSL VPN products and to have a common ground for vendors and customers.

“PortWise has assisted us with their knowledge in developing the first industry-wide SSL VPN certification program” said Brian Monkman, SSLTLS program manager with ICSA Labs. “We are delighted to announce that PortWise passed our rigorous testing and we award them with the ICSA Labs certification. We are also encouraged by the commitment PortWise shows in working with the ICSA Labs in moving the ICSA Labs SSL VPN certification even further.”

The ICSA Labs SSL VPN Certification program is the first certification program for SSL VPNs that is independent and covers the full spectrum of the SSL VPN environment including technical features and security options. ICSA Labs also has the most rigorous requirements and these requirements are jointly developed and reviewed by customers, vendors and industry experts. In passing the tests performed by the ICSA Labs based on the requirements PortWise mVPN proves that it is designed and developed to meet the needs and requirements customers have on a SSL VPN.

“The worked performed by the ICSA Labs and the ICSA Labs SSL VPN consortium makes a substantial step in the development of SSL VPNs. Having a common base for evaluation of SSL VPNs is essential for customers as it will mean that less time needs to be spent on evaluation on common requirements” said Tomas Ericsson, Chief Technology Officer of PortWise. “The ICSA Labs certification is encouraging for PortWise staff, partners and customers and we will continue to lead the development of the SSL VPN technology and stay as leader in enabling true secure remote access”

PortWise mVPN gives users the ability to connect securely to applications and services from anywhere at anytime with only a web browser. Users easily get access to web applications, file server, client/server applications, e-mail apps and many more application ensuring that they can always have access to the information they need regardless if they are at the office network, at the home network or using public networks while on the move. PortWise mVPN also allows enterprises to broaden the use of SSL VPNs to cover more that employee access. With the PortWise mVPN enterprises can open up secure access to business partners, customers and contractors. PortWise mVPN also includes the markets most intelligent policy manager ensuring that the user meets access control rules based in the real world.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, intrusion detection, PC firewall, content security, SSL-VPN and Wireless LAN.

About PortWise
PortWise is European leader in the SSL VPN market, with a client portfolio including 150+
corporate customers, 500,000 users and some of the world’s largest implementations.
PortWise’s mobile security solutions – PortWise mID (mobile authentication), PortWise
mVPN Access Server (mobile secure access) and PortWise mVPN Management Server
(mobile authorisation) – enable secure access to business systems regardless of time, place or
device. The award winning product suite, shipped as both software and security appliance, is
able to address the issues facing the next generation of SSL VPNs: scalability and policy
management. Blue chip clients that are currently enjoying the benefits of the PortWise
solution include: Ericsson, Toyota, HSB Bank and the Central Bank of Sweden. PortWise is a
privately owned company and its investors include Cazenove Private Equity, Four Seasons
Venture and Scope. PortWise have offices in London, Sweden, the USA and India. For more
information, please go to

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