HPE BladeSystem Completes Common Criteria

Corsec would like to congratulate the entire HPE BladeSystem team on completing the Common Criteria certification process. The completion of the certification process not only opens the doors to new and exciting markets for HPE, but also demonstrates their fervent commitment to product security.

The HPE BladeSystem with iLO5, OA and VC was awarded the Common Criteria certification through the Canadian scheme under the EAL2+ ALC_FLR.2. All certification details are now available for review on the secured products list here. For additional details on the BladeSystems’ certification, you can review the public Security Target here.

HPE’s partner in this endeavor was Corsec Security, Inc., helping to design, document, test, and manage the process alongside HPE’s award winning team.

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 30 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.

About HPE BladeSystem

This Common Criteria certification encompassed the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (HPE) BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure Architecture (BladeSystem) including BladeSystem c7000 enclosure, Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) 5 v1.11, Onboard Administrator (OA) v4.71, and Virtual Connect (VC) v4.66. The HPE BladeSystem is one infrastructure and one management platform to speed the delivery of services.

For further information on HPE’s BladeSystem, visit here.

About Corsec Security, Inc.

For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.

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