IT security provider, Cybertrust today announced its Unified Gateway has achieved certification to the 'highly protected' level by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD).
Cybertrust is a provider to more than 50 federal government agencies.
Unified Gateway is an Internet gateway infrastructure designed for federal government customers.
It provides a platform for a range of security-related services protected by firewall technologies and backed by comprehensive policy-based operational procedures.
Three key areas were assessed by DSD covering people, technology and processes around the Unified Gateway service before certification was granted.
Cybertrust Asia Pacific senior vice president, Paul O'Rourke, said it is the only commercial multi-agency gateway provider with full certification at this level in Australia.
"Given that the Unified Gateway meets the security requirements of some of Australia's most important departments and agencies, Cybertrust's commitment to providing the highest standard of managed security services available is unparalleled," O'Rourke said.
With over 80,000 government end users, the Unified Gateway actively manages more than 200 firewalls, processes an average of two million e-mails per day, and manages more than 19,000,000,000 suspicious events every month.
Due to strong demand for managed services, Cybertrust is currently expanding its capabilities in the region. This includes the upgrade of its Bruce Data Centre in Canberra to a fully-functional, state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre (SOC).