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Ixia Finalizes Common Criteria Evaluation

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner Ixia on completing the Common Criteria evaluation process for their NTO 7303 and Vision ONE solutions. Ixia, a leading provider of testing, visibility, and security solutions that strengthen applications across physical and virtual networks, has completed this arduous process under the Network Device Protection Profile (NDcPP) within the Canadian scheme. This accomplishment signifies a continued effort by Ixia to strengthen product security, having previously completed the validation process for NIST’s Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) and the Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL). Ixia continues to reinforce their position as a trusted supplier within Federal and Regulated Industries requiring high levels of product security and information assurance.

Additional details on Ixia’s Common Criteria efforts can be reviewed here.

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 27 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 Ixia:

Ixia delivers a powerful combination of innovative solutions and trusted insight to support your network and security products, from concept to operation. Whether you are preparing your product for launch, deploying an application, or managing a product in operation, they offer an extensive array of solutions in testing, visibility, and security—all in one place.

For further information, please visit www.ixiacom.com

About the Products:

“The Ixia Net Tool Optimizer™ (NTO) 7303 is part of the Ixia NTO 7300 chassis family of network packet brokers (NPBs) that provide end-to-end network visibility across physical and virtual networks, with flexible and powerful functionality including traffic aggregation, filtering, secure socket layer (SSL) decryption with data masking, deduplication, and intelligent packet management to the tools that manage, analyze, and secure networks.”

Vision ONE is a turnkey network tool that provides high-performance and lossless visibility. The tool enables organizations to maintain security across physical and virtual infrastructures from a single security platform.”

About Corsec Security, Inc.:

For nearly 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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