NIAP Recommends no further Common Criteria Evaluation of Operating Systems & DBMS
By Darren Moffat-Oracle on Mar 18, 2014
NIAP has posted its public position statements for future Common Criteria evaluation profiles for General Purpose Operating Systems (eg Solaris, Linux, Windows, MacOS, AIX, ...), DBMS (eg Oracle Database, MySQL, DB2, ...).
They are recommending against further development of Common Criterial profiles and against evaluation of GPOS and DBMS systems, due to complexity and cost reasons.
Note that this is neither a personal statement nor an Oracle statement on the applicability of CC evaluation to GPOS or DBMS systems.
For the status of Oracle products in evaluation please visit this page.