January 10, 2013

NetIQ Sentinel 7 Achieves EAL 3+ Common Criteria Certification

Accredited Security Certification Meets Stringent Requirements of the US Federal Government for SIEM

Press Release


NetIQ today announced that it has achieved a Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 3 with augmented assurance (EAL3+) for its flagship Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, NetIQ® Sentinel™ Version 7.0.1. This certification demonstrates the continued NetIQ commitment to developing secure solutions that meet the stringent requirements of the US Federal government and the ongoing demands of organizations around the globe.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized security certification required by government entities (including US Federal, state and local governments) and enterprise organizations around the world seeking to procure commercial products. Organizations turning to NetIQ for SIEM for threat management and data protection can now verify the evaluation level certification of NetIQ Sentinel Version 7.0.1 to the EAL 3+ of the Common Criteria scheme, as defined by ISO/IEC 15408.

"Federal agencies are held to a rigorous set of performance and security standards for any technology implemented in their infrastructure," said Michael F. Angelo, chief security architect at NetIQ. "In addition to supporting the FIPS Inside program and USGCB validation, Common Criteria certification reaffirms our ongoing commitment to meeting the unique requirements of our Federal customers for SIEM 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).

"This certification of Sentinel demonstrates NetIQ's continuing commitment to offer products that meet stringent international IT security standards verified through third-party evaluation and testing," said Erin Connor, Director of the Common Criteria Test Lab at EWA-Canada. "Customers that buy Sentinel can be confident that it will be a trusted SIEM addition to their overall security posture and that NetIQ will be there to provide any needed support."

About NetIQ Sentinel

Sentinel provides customers with the ability to reduce the risk of a serious data breach by helping them more rapidly identify attacks and quickly respond to threats that seek to compromise sensitive information assets. as a full-featured SIEM solution, Sentinel simplifies the deployment, management and day-to-day use of SIEM, readily adapts to dynamic enterprise environments and delivers the true "actionable intelligence" security professionals need to quickly understand their threat posture and prioritize response.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is a global, enterprise software company with a relentless focus on customer success. Our portfolio includes scalable, automated solutions for Identity, Security, Access, Governance, Systems and Application, Service, and Workload Management that help organizations securely deliver, measure and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. For more information, contact us.

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