Corsec Helps HPE BladeSystem Complete Common Criteria Certification

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, HP Enterprise on successfully completing the Common Criteria certification process for the HPE BladeSystem c7000 and c3000 Enclosure with OA v4.40, VC v4.41, and iLO 4 v2.11. The certification underscores HPE’s commitment to providing secure and third-party validated products to Federal organizations and global enterprises. We are pleased and excited to have worked with the HPE team through this process, over the past year. The Canadian scheme, CSE, has issued the certificate on their website.

As global data processing needs continue to grow and evolve, the need for efficient, effective, secure and scalable solutions is more pressing.  Next generation servers and network connectivity hardware are foundational to this growing and data-sensitive industry. Corsec’s demonstrated expertise in this domain, ensures companies like HPE have a shortened go to market cycle. As a result, Corsec has been working with companies to help secure server based solutions under various security certifications.

About Common Criteria

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. The standard consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing laboratory. The Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Agreement (CCRA) is a pact, which was designed to allow all evaluations up to an evaluation assurance level (EAL) 2, to be recognized by all participating countries, regardless of where the evaluation was completed. There are currently 25 countries involved in the CCRA, including the United States and Canada, with others that follow unofficially such as the EU. The U.S. government mandates common Criteria certification of security products for federal purchases. The National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy, NSTISSP No. 11, requires agencies to purchase only those commercial security products that have met specified third-party assurance requirements and have been tested by an accredited national laboratory.

More About HPE’s BladeSystem Enclosures

The BladeSystem c7000 enclosure provides all the power, cooling, and I/O infrastructure needed to support modular server, interconnect, and storage components today and throughout the next several years. The enclosure is 10U high and holds up to 16 server and/or storage blades plus optional redundant network and storage interconnect modules.

The HP BladeSystem c3000 Platinum Enclosure goes beyond just servers. It integrates server, storage (NAS or iSCSI), networking, power/cooling, and management into a single solution that can be deployed anywhere.

Review the larger list of the clients Corsec has helped navigate the process of security certifications.