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Alcatel-Lucent firewall security solution awarded international EAL4+ certification


Paris —Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that its VPN Firewall BrickTM portfolio has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to be compliant to EAL-4+. This certification provides further indication of the trust customers can put in Alcatel-Lucent’s VPN Firewall Brick portfolio to deliver a robust, high-security perimeter defense system to help protect network environments from vulnerabilities and attacks.

EAL-4+ certification verifies that the development, manufacturing and support processes of the products have been audited, ensuring enterprises and service providers that the solution will be reliable when implemented in networks. Choosing a certified firewall solution is key consideration for service providers delivering managed services, government agencies and enterprises of all sizes and industry types. With the addition of EAL-4+ certification to the VPN Firewall Brick portfolio, Alcatel-Lucent customers are assured of a compliant, end-to-end security solution that provides coverage of the management interface along with the security appliance, something no other vendor delivers today. This is critical as often vendors certify only the appliances, which can lead to potential vulnerabilities when interfacing with external management systems.

Industry security expert Carlos Solari, Vice President for Quality, Security and Reliability at Alcatel-Lucent and former White House CIO and co-author of Security in a Web 2.0+ World said, “With today’s ever-increasing threat levels from hackers, malware or other cyber attacks, ‘defense in depth’ solutions – ones that are multi-layered and resistant to compromise - are required to minimize corporate risk and ensure regulatory compliance. The Alcatel-Lucent VPN Firewall is specifically designed with the highest degree of security into the system from the start. We think of it as coding security into the DNA of our solutions, as opposed to attempting to protect the system after the fact.”

“In today’s insecure world, customers and partners rely on proven, easy-to-deploy, independently certified security solutions,” added Michel Emelianoff, Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent enterprise security solutions. “Maintaining certification from independent organizations underscores Alcatel-Lucent’s ongoing commitment to provide the most reliable communications security products on the market.”

The Alcatel-Lucent VPN Firewall Brick portfolio delivers security for mission-critical IP applications to company headquarters, branch offices, trading partners, mobile employees and customers. The following three industry certifications cover the entire VPN Firewall Brick product line:

* Common Criteria external linkEvaluation Assurance Level 4 augmented (EAL4+) -- certification from NIAP covering the complete application range and associated management system, May 2009
* Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) -- certification from the external linkNational Institute of Standards and Technology that allows deployment in government departments and regulated industries, 2008
* IPSec 1.3 and 2.2 – recently renewed basic certification from external linkICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business Systems

Together, the certifications confirm that the Alcatel-Lucent VPN Firewall Brick solution portfolio will provide stringent firewall protection for organizations’ valuable and sensitive data.

Further information about Alcatel-Lucent security solutions for the enterprise, government and carrier markets is available online.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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