atsec information security completes two GSA FIPS 201 evaluations for EK Ekcessories, Inc.

atsec information security completes two GSA FIPS 201 evaluations for EK Ekcessories, Inc.

2010-10-01, Austin, TX–atsec information security, an accredited laboratory for the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program (GSA EP) which runs a product approval program for PIV-related products destined for the U.S. Government market, is proud to announce the successful GSA FIPS 201 evaluation of two EK Ekcessories, Inc. products:

  • Guardian (APL #502)
  • One Hander (APL #518)

The successful evaluation of Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeves produces assurance that Federal Government PIV IDs are protected against skimming attacks when the product is in use.

Randall Anderson, C.O.O. of EK Ekcessories, Inc. commented “atsec did a great job at guiding us through each step of the GSA FIPS 201 approval process.”

The product entries are included on the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Product List at as:

EK Ekcessories, Inc.
Category: Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeve
Product Name: Guardian
Part #: 10935B
HW version: 1.0
(APL item # 502)

EK Ekcessories, Inc.
Category: Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeve
Product Name: One Hander
Part #: 10983B
HW version: 1.0
(APL item # 518)

FIPS 201 (with its supporting documents) is the mandatory standard that addresses Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. HSPD-12 mandates a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors.

About EK Ekcessories, Inc.

EK Ekcessories is a U.S. manufacturer of durable accessories in the Industrial Safety & Security sector.. Founded in Logan, Utah in 1985, EK Ekcessories has grown into a global leader in the manufacturing of outdoor accessories with market representation in more than 40 countries.

EK Ekcessories offers a full line of reusable safety breakaway lanyards, in addition to a wide variety of Smart Card/ID Holders.

EK Ekcessories works with several third-party companies including BlackHawk, Seagate, Boeing, as well as many federal and state government agencies.

About atsec information security

atsec information security ( is an independent, standards-based information technology security services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and China. atsec’s service include formal laboratory testing and evaluation, independent testing and evaluation as well as information security consultancy.

atsec offers cryptographic module and algorithm testing under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada. atsec also offeres formal testing under the NIST’s PIV Program (NPIVP), Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP), Security Content Automation Protocol Program (SCAP), and product approval testing under the GSA FIPS 201 EP. atsec works with such leading global companies as Apple, CloudShield, IBM, Hewlett and Packard, Honeywell, Patrick Townsend, Quantum Corporation and Red Hat.

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