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Visual Analytics Achieves Protection Level 3 Certification for its Analytical Software Under the Security Requirements of the Department of Defense&aposs Common Criteria

FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Independent Test Authority (ITA) certified the VisuaLinks software (current version 5.1) for Protection Level 3 (PL3). Protection levels are internal certifications of information systems by agencies operating throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and Common Criteria (CC) is used as the basis for evaluation of security properties of IT products and systems.

FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Independent Test Authority (ITA) certified the VisuaLinks software (current version 5.1) for Protection Level 3 (PL3). Protection levels are internal certifications of information systems by agencies operating throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and Common Criteria (CC) is used as the basis for evaluation of security properties of IT products and systems.

VisuaLinks has been tested and evaluated for its effectiveness related to integration, interoperability and security processes, procedures, and mechanisms used to satisfy Director of Central Intelligence Directive DCID 6/3 requirements for protecting information within information systems. The certification allows the software to operate under DoDDIS, which is managed by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Under the certification process, the security protocols associated with the VisuaLinks software were enhanced to support secure login using PKI certificates, dynamic data filtering based on user clearances, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption of all data transferred between client and server, as well as advanced security measures related to logging, password, and data transfer. It was also integrated with the Defense Intelligence Authorization Services (DIAS), an interface that supports account authorization and access permissions based on user status and security levels.

According to Dave O'Connor, CTO of VAI, "We are very pleased that the community has recognized the power and value delivered by our technologies to help address complex, secure, and sensitive intelligence-related analytical problems. This certification is a testament to our abilities to meet and exceed the requirements defined by our customer base and we remain dedicated to ensuring that our products fulfill their analytical and information sharing needs."

About Visual Analytics

Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) is a leading provider of data analytics, decision support, and information sharing solutions for investigating money laundering, financial crimes, narcotics trafficking, terrorism, border security, embezzlement, and fraud in domestic and international commercial and government markets. The Visual Analytics Data Clarity Suite is the gold standard for unparalleled, enterprise-level analytics for organizations requiring the ability to integrate, access, and analyze any size and type of internal, shared, and/or public data stores. VAI's tools are delivering unprecedented results to the analytical community and satisfying the need for better and faster technologies for data analysis and investigative support around the globe. More information on Visual Analytics can be found at http://www.visualanalytics.com.

SOURCE Visual Analytics Inc.

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