Harris Corporation’s STAT Scanner Receives Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Certification
ORLANDO, Florida, April 3, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading provider of network security solutions for more than 25 years, today announced that STAT® Scanner — the foundation of the STAT Guardian™ Vulnerability Management Suite — has been designated as a Qualified Anti-terrorism Technology by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and granted certification under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002. STAT Scanner — deployed to large government and commercial networks worldwide — is the first and only vulnerability assessment solution to receive the certification, and to be placed on the “Approved Product List for Homeland Security” on the Homeland Security SAFETY Act website, www.safetyact.gov. The announcement was made at the InfoSec World Conference and Exhibition 2006 (Harris Booth #319) being held April 3-5 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.
Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the U.S. government recognized that liabilities stemming from potential lawsuits could diminish research, development, purchase, and use of anti-terrorist technologies. The SAFETY Act was passed in 2002 to eliminate product and service liability against airports, airplane manufacturers, security companies, and government entities, thus protecting those security providers and users employing anti-terror technologies approved by DHS. Qualifying technologies must be developed, modified or procured for the purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying or deterring acts of terrorism. To qualify, technologies must meet multiple stringent criteria, including: successful use of the technology by the U.S. government; availability for immediate deployment; and completion of a comprehensive review of the technology’s design to ensure that it performs as intended, that it is safe, and that it conforms to the seller’s specifications.
“Terrorist attacks can take many forms, so protecting our nation’s network infrastructure is a high priority for DHS,” said Rick Simonian, vice president of programs for the Homeland Security business unit of the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “In addition to our leadership in obtaining Common Criteria certification several years ago, we are excited to provide the first and only vulnerability management product certified under the SAFETY Act. We expect that this certification will benefit Harris and our STAT Scanner customers.”
STAT Scanner provides adaptive scanning capabilities to accurately find vulnerabilities in computer operating platforms and applications. STAT vulnerability management network security solutions, backed by Harris’ decades of expertise in information security systems. STAT offers proactive protection of information and computer networks from hackers, viruses and other threats. Additional information about STAT products is available at www.stat.harris.com.
Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications™ solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company’s diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company’s four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit www.harris.com.
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