BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced that its IP Address Management, DNS and DHCP solutions are now officially in evaluation for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL-2+) Certification after successfully completing several initial milestones.
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. Common Criteria evaluation is mandated for information security products purchased by the U.S. federal government and other government and commercial clients around the world. BlueCat Networks' decision to undergo Common Criteria evaluation further demonstrates the company's commitment to delivering the highest quality solutions to organizations worldwide.
"Common Criteria guidelines are recognized worldwide and BlueCat Networks' inclusion on the in-evaluation list is an important milestone," said Brad Micklea, VP, Product Management, BlueCat Networks. "Organizations in both the public and private sector that demand the highest levels of security can continue to be confident that our Proteus IPAM solution and Adonis DNS and DHCP solution are secure and are being tested against the most exacting international standards."
BlueCat Networks' IPAM, DNS and DHCP solutions are in evaluation with CygnaCom's Security Evaluation Laboratory (SEL), a certified National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) authorized to conduct product evaluations according to the Common Criteria (CC) (ISO/IEC 15408) and the Common Evaluation Methodology (CEM) under the U.S. scheme. NIAP is a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
"BlueCat Networks products are undergoing rigorous testing and evaluation in our lab and have successfully achieved the first step in the Common Criteria certification process," said Nithya Rachamadugu, Director, Security Evaluation Laboratory, CygnaCom Solutions. "BlueCat Networks now joins the prestigious list of in-evaluation products that government agencies and other organizations consider when selecting information technology solutions. The BlueCat Networks team has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the requirements for certification based on our detailed analysis of the functionality their solutions offer. We look forward to continuing to work with BlueCat Networks as their solutions progress further through the multiple phases of the certification process."
BlueCat Networks' appliance-based software solutions provide a purpose-built platform for critical IP Address Management (IPAM) and DNS/DHCP core network services and are deployed at some of the most demanding and secure organizations in the world. With a hardened operating system and extensive disaster recovery capabilities, BlueCat Networks' physical and virtual appliances help government organizations deliver measurable value to citizens, employees, servicemen and women by improving security, lowering costs and increasing IT efficiency. BlueCat Networks solutions also allow governments to securely manage change and growth with unsurpassed scalability and future-ready support for IPv6 and DNSSEC.
For a free trial of BlueCat Networks' IPv6-ready IPAM, DNS and DHCP solutions, please visit http://pages.bluecatnetworks.com/FreeTrial.
To view a list of in-evaluation products, visit http://www.niap-ccevs.org/in_evaluation/.
For more information about Common Criteria, visit www.commoncriteriaportal.org.
About CygnaCom Solutions
CygnaCom Solutions has been providing professional information security services and cryptographic solutions to government and business clients since 1994. With a staff of highly qualified engineers, CygnaCom provides a wide range of consulting services and customized solutions to help clients develop, implement and maintain their information security programs, policies and strategy. Through its accredited laboratories, CygnaCom is also a one-stop provider of comprehensive U.S. standards-based security testing and evaluation services for IT and cryptographic products. For more information, visit: http://www.cygnacom.com.
About BlueCat Networks – BlueCat Networks is the Leader in IP Address Management (IPAM) and DNS (DNSSEC)/DHCP Core Services, including the centralized management of Microsoft Windows® DNS/DHCP services. Available in, software (VMware), hardware (appliance) and Managed Service (Proteus Cloud Services) formats, BlueCat Networks has sold to a large number of Global Fortune 1000 companies and many classified and unclassified government agencies. Learn More
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