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HOB GmbH & Co. KG: HOB Products: Secure Through a BSI-certified, Proprietary SSL Implementation
[April 11, 2014]

HOB GmbH & Co. KG: HOB Products: Secure Through a BSI-certified, Proprietary SSL Implementation

CADOLZBURG, Deutschland --(Business Wire)--

Recently, a security vulnerability in OpenSSL was discovered. This allows main memory to be read out. This gives attackers access to a server's private keys. Secure encryption is no longer ensured. After this security vulnerability in OpenSSL was discovered, many managers must ask whether their organizations have been compromised. HOB assures: The HOB solutions remain secure, as HOB products do not rely on OpenSSL functions. HOB uses its own SSL implementation, the security of which is confirmed by the BSI with a certificate in acc. w. the Common Criteria (Certificate # BSI-DSZ-CC-0832-2014).

HOB Develops Its Security Products in Accordance with Common Criteria Standards

The secure remote access suite HOB RD VPN blue edition has been inspected in accordance with the Common Criteria and certified with the Evaluation Assurance Level EAL4+ by the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnologie = German Federal Office for Information Security). The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized body of criteria for the inspection and evaluation of the security characteristics of information technology products. HOB chose the highest level of trustworthiness and security, EAL4+, that is possible for commercial software.

Secure Remote Access

HOB RD VPN is a product for secure data communication of any client over the Internet to internal enterprise networks. Through this certification, HOB RD VPN meets the highest demands as regards security when accessing applications and data. The examination and testing throughout the certification process by the BSI were correspondingly elaborate and comprehensive. The certification was a process that accompanied the product development over a period of two years. This was important and indispensable for the security and quality f the product. "Our software, by complying with the BSI's requirements, has truly become better and more secure," said Klaus Brandstaetter, CEO of HOB GmbH & Co. KG.

The examination in accordance with the Common Criteria covers the complete development process and the environment of the product being inspected, from the development of the source code to the organizational measures of product management to the development environment. "Untested security technology is just as good as the security of an automobile that has never been safety inspected." (Source (News - Alert): BSI Website - in German)

"HOB GmbH & Co. KG has set itself the goal of providing enterprises and their employees with secure remote access solutions. The Security Suite HOB RD VPN enables encrypted access to enterprise resources at any time, from anywhere and from almost any device. HOB RD VPN's security has recently been confirmed in the scope of the Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification by the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik = German Federal Office for Information Security The worries arising from the discovery of the latest security vulnerability can, with the help of HOB RD VPN, be simply and easily countered," said Klaus Brandstaetter, CEO of HOB.

About HOB

HOB Inc., is a fully owned subsidiary of HOB GmbH & Co. KG. It was founded in New Jersey in April 2000 and is currently headquartered in Hawthorne, NY. HOB GmbH & Co. KG is a German medium-sized company, developing innovative and multiply rewarded software solutions that are marketed worldwide. The core competencies of the successful company HOB, founded in 1964, comprise server-based computing, secure remote access, VoIP and virtualization. HOB products are deployed in small, mid-sized and large enterprises. Further, some HOB products are certified according to Common Criteria. HOB remote access solutions received the quality mark from TeleTrust "IT Security Made in Germany."

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