The EC-Council is best known for its professional certifications for the IT security field. It offers numerous certifications in a variety of fields related to IT security, including disaster recovery,software security, digital forensics, and general IT security knowledge. EC-Council has certified over 220,000 security professionals, including those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the U.S. Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM, and the United Nations.
Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the C|EH program into its Directive 8570 making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (C|ND-SP).