High-security site connectivity

BSI-certified security for networks

In the wake of the many revelations about espionage and interception attacks, the trust in network products plays an increasingly important role. After all, highly confidential data in the wrong hands can lead to serious damage to companies and public authorities. The LANCOM CC portfolio is, like all LANCOM routers, guaranteed backdoor-free and comes with security that is independently audited as meeting the high standards of the Common Criteria (CC EAL 4+).

Solution

Certified by the BSI (the German Federal Office for Information Security), the LANCOM high-security VPN routers protect cross-site networks and critical infrastructures from eavesdropping, tampering and sabotage. A highly secure encrypted tunnel is negotiated between the networked sites to ensure the confidentiality, authenticity and integrity of the exchanged information (IP telephony, data, video). The powerful firewall protects the underlying local networks and redundancy functions ensure the highest availability. The high security of the LANCOM CC routers has been certified to the level CC-EAL 4+ after an extensive assessment carried out by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Applications

The LANCOM CC products are designed specifically for applications where the use of certified high-security solutions is obligatory or where demands on IT security are at a maximum.

For example:

  • Public institutions
  • Financial services
  • Commercial enterprises with high security requirements
  • Industrial plants
  • Critical infrastructures (EPCIP)

This solution provides the following applications:

  • High-security networking of critical infrastructures (EPCIP)
  • High-security access to secure cloud services
  • Protection of critical areas, such as management offices, R&D departments
  • Protection of IP telephony and videoconferencing solutions

Application scenario

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High-security site connectivity application scenario

Common Criteria

Common Criteria (CC) is an internationally recognized standard for the certification of hardware and software in terms of data security. CC certification is available for different Evaluation Assurance Levels (EAL), which clarify the depth and rigor of an evaluation. LANCOM CC products achieved CC EAL 4+, the highest level of certification for commercial network products of this complexity. Consequently they offer full protection against threats from the Internet.

The LANCOM security pledge

All LANCOM routers and access points are 'Made in Germany'. The devices are designed to provide the highest levels of security, and they are guaranteed free of backdoors. Further, the proprietary closed-source operating system LCOS provides optimum protection against attacks. This combination, which is unique on the market, is the basis for the LANCOM security pledge:

LANCOM Security Pledge

Scope of certification

LANCOM CC products offer a full range of interfaces as they provide connectivity for ADSL, Ethernet and fiber-optics. The certification of these tried-and-trusted network components also includes a comprehensive range of functions for a diversity of applications. This combination of economical, highly integrated VPN routers in combination with certified German security technology—free of hidden backdoors—is unique on the market.

The full LANCOM CC certification covers:

  • VPN site connectivity
  • Backup and redundancy
  • Routing
  • Firewalling
  • Support of digital certificates
  • Network virtualization
  • Management

This means:

Maximum flexibility with models offering a diversity of connection options for ADSL, Ethernet and fiber-optics. This opens up a range of highly secure application scenarios that only LANCOM CC products are able to support.

 

All LANCOM CC products support highly secure IPSec-VPN site connectivity. The built-in firewall and network virtualization by means of Advanced Routing and Forwarding round off the LANCOM security package.

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LANCOM CC products

The BSI-certified LANCOM CC VPN routers are based on a special high-security version of the LANCOM operating system LCOS. They support operations in accordance with Common Criteria, the international security standard. This standard only supports functions that are classified as highly secure.

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