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OPSEC

(OPerations SECurity) Determining what information is publicly available in the normal course of operations that can be used by a competitor or enemy to its advantage. OPSEC is a common military practice that is also applied to civilian projects such as the development of new products and technologies.

The Official Definition
(From JP 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp1_02.pdf.) Operations security (OPSEC) is a process of identifying critical information and subsequently analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to: (a) identify those operations that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems; (b) determine what indicators adversary intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries; and (c) select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation. See DOD cyberspace glossary and DOD intelligence glossary.
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Placing a greater emphasis on commander implementation of OPSEC.
OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework.
Working with Aladdin via our OPSEC program enables us to provide integrated security solutions with leading vendors, so that our customers can stay continually updated and protected against the latest security events that threaten to plague their networks.
Achieving OPSEC certification helps to build synergy and compatibility between our two very complementary technologies and ultimately a stronger security deliverable for our combined customer base," said Bertil Tiusanen, president and chief executive officer of Protegrity.
A basic premise of the OPSEC discipline is that not all information merits protection.
Recognized worldwide as the standard for interoperability, Check Point's OPSEC certification will ensure that its customers are offered "best-of-breed" solutions built on the most comprehensive security architecture with appliances like RedSeal's SRM 3000.
Achieving Check Point OPSEC certification demonstrates our commitment to industry standards and providing best of breed solutions to our clients.
Achieving Check Point OPSEC certification demonstrates A10's commitment to interoperability and open standards.
Interoperability between VPN/Firewall solutions and identity and access management solutions is a critical requirement for an enterprise security infrastructure," said Praveen Rangnath, manager of OPSEC Marketing for Check Point Software Technologies.
eSafe 4's advanced integrated capabilities, coupled with Check Point's OPSEC certification, provide an unbeatable combination of proactive technologies, smooth integration and fast implementation and performance," said Shimon Gruper, CTO of Aladdin's eSafe Business Unit.
Check Point will be demonstrating how solutions included in its latest NGX product suite integrate and interoperate seamlessly with OPSEC partner solutions to defeat the world's most damaging Internet attacks.