June 7, 2011

NetIQ Solutions Achieve EAL 2 and 3 Common Criteria Certification

Accredited Security Certification Demonstrates NetIQ Commitment to Meeting Stringent Requirements of the US Federal Government

Press Release


NetIQ today announced that it has achieved Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2 and 3 Common Criteria certification for select systems, security and identity and access management solutions. This certification demonstrates the continued NetIQ commitment to developing secure solutions that meet the stringent requirements of the US Federal government.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized security certification required by the U.S. and other governments worldwide for departments and agencies seeking to procure commercial products. NetIQ solutions have been certified at EAL 2 and EAL 3 of the Common Criteria scheme, as defined by ISO/IEC 15408, which address product functionality, development environment, documentation, and product testing measures.

Federal organizations turning to NetIQ to manage security and compliance, identity and access, or performance and availability can now verify the evaluation level certification of the following products:

"Federal agencies are held to a rigorous set of performance and security standards for any technology implemented in their infrastructure," said Ron Hardy, vice president of Product Management and Marketing at NetIQ. "In addition to supporting FIPS compliance and SCAP validation, Common Criteria certification reaffirms our ongoing commitment to meeting the unique requirements of our Federal customers for identity, security and systems management and their successful adoption and use of our solutions."

NetIQ achieved Common Criteria certification through Electronic Warfare Associates – Canada, Ltd. (EWA-Canada), whose test lab is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and approved by the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) to perform evaluations against the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) under the Canadian Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS).

"Organizations need to have confidence in the security of their technology investments, and government entities require rigorous testing to establish that level of trust before purchases are made, which is why Common Criteria certification is so important," said Erin Connor, Director of the EWA–Canada. "We found that NetIQ solutions met the requirements for the Common Criteria evaluation. Customers who turn to NetIQ can be assured that these products have been certified to meet stringent international security standards."

About EWA–Canada

EWA–Canada is Canada's premier Information Assurance consulting firm specializing in IT Security Engineering, Managed Security Services and independent third-party evaluation and testing of products in its Common Criteria, FIPS 140 2 Cryptographic Module and Security Content Automation Protocol test labs. EWA–Canada is recognized for its comprehensive experience with Common Criteria evaluations, enabling companies to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the evaluation process thereby ensuring their products meet important certification requirements. For further information please visit us at www.ewa-canada.com/studies/it_security.php.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Leveraging its WorkloadIQ approach, NetIQ helps customers cost-effectively tackle complex information protection challenges such as FISMA, FDCC/SCAP, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and NERC CIP and securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. For information on how our solutions yield reduced cost, complexity and risk, contact us.

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