Corsec would like to congratulate our partner Virtual Instruments, a leader in hybrid infrastructure management that delivers solutions that help customers ensure their applications and infrastructure perform better together, on announcing that its VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance v5.7 has completed the Common Criteria certification process.
The VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance is a is an IPM appliance that holistically monitors, analyzes and optimizes the health, utilization, capacity and performance of IT infrastructure within the context of the application; the completion of the Common Criteria certification under the NIAP approved collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices (NDcPP) gives governments and end users confidence that the VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance has passed strenuous documentation and testing requirements.
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 28 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 Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments is an exciting, high-growth Silicon Valley technology company. Since their founding in 2008, they have been focused on delivering unparalleled value to our customers through a combination of innovative technology and high-value services. The VirtualWisdom platform provides comprehensive visibility into the performance, health and utilization of the IT infrastructure, empowering customers to guarantee the performance of their mission-critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.
For further information, please visit www.virtualinstruments.com
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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