ICSA Labs Is First Security-Product Testing Organization to Earn Key Accreditation

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, is the first independent security-product testing and certification laboratory to earn ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating the laboratory's world-class capabilities.   

As the primary standard used to evaluate testing and calibration laboratories, ISO/IEC 17025 assesses a laboratory's management and technical capabilities, including the operational effectiveness of its quality-management system and its policies, objectives and processes. The standard also evaluates staff competence and testing methodologies. 

"ISO/IEC 17025 enhances the credibility of a laboratory by providing verification of quality-management systems and technical competence," said Keith Greenaway, vice president at ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS, which provides laboratory accreditation for the standard.  "By achieving this accreditation, ICSA Labs demonstrated that it maintains a quality-management system and is technically competent and able to produce valid and internationally accepted test results.  This is the first commercial security product testing lab that we have accredited - a major accomplishment for ICSA Labs."

To earn ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, a laboratory must also comply with the strict quality-management system requirements contained in ISO 9001. ICSA Labs earned ISO/IEC 9001 certification in 2005. 

The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is subject to reaccreditation every two years.

ICSA Labs, which for 20 years has produced reliable, accurate and objective test results, also as part of the ACLASS accreditation became the first laboratory recognized under the new NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) USGv6 Testing Program.  The program helps to verify the security, conformance and interoperability of IPv6 products used by the U.S. federal government. 

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification of security products.  Many of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs.  Businesses rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit: http://www.icsalabs.com.

About Verizon Business
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