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What Is The DoDIN APL:
The Department of Defense created the DoDIN APL (Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List) in 2011 to identify solutions that were trusted to address government security concerns.
The DoDIN APL represents the agency’s master list of products available for purchase that are secure, trusted, and approved for deployment within the DoD’s technology infrastructure. Only those products listed will be considered for procurement by DoD contracting departments.
The DoDIN APL has been referred to by many names, including the UC APL (Unified Capabilities Approved Products List), JITC and STIG Testing, and more.
Timeframe and Process:
A typical listing will take roughly 11 to 13 months and will last for three years. This includes the cumbersome testing phase that must occur on a U.S. military base. In addition to testing, a Sponsor must be identified to vouch for your product. With Corsec’s regularly scheduled maintenance, your team will avoid de-listing and other common pitfalls to re-certification.
DoDIN APL Prerequisites:
Prior to beginning your listing, your product must have completed the requirements for FIPS 140-2 as well as Common Criteria. These requirements include documentation and testing in areas such as cryptography, entropy, information assurance, interoperability, and more.
In some cases these certifications and validations can be done simultaneously, leveraging lessons learned, best practises, and testing from one another. Every product is different, but understanding the myths and strategies that many companies don’t realize will help you complete your listing process.
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