Sun announces Solaris 10 3/05 Entering Common Criteria Evaluation

Good news, good news! Hot off the presses!


 Sun Microsystems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Solaris 10 3/05 
 Operating System has entered into evaluation for Common Criteria evaluation.
 This announcement demonstrates Sun's commitment and leadership in the field
 of independent security certification of operating systems and acts as a 
 catalyst for many world wide government customers wanting to develop and 
 deploy on Solaris 10.

 Common Criteria evaluation represents and agreed upon standard for independent
 certification of various security claims for IT products. The Protection 
 Profiles and Evaluation Assurance Levels are mutually understood, agreed upon
 and accepted by over 22 different countries around the world as being required
 for deploying technology into sensitive scenarios. An example of a recognition
 body includes the National Information Assurance Program Common Criteria 
 Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP CCEVS) in the United States and the 
 Canadian Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS) in Canada.

 Stepping above what is normal for the competition, Solaris 10 will be evaluated
 against the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP) and Role Based Access
 Control Protection Profile (RBACPP) at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+).

 The Common Criteria testing is being conducted by CGI Information Systems and
 Management Consultants, Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who also conducted 
 the testing of the Solaris 9 Operating System. Actual time to complete the 
 evaluation is under investigation.

 The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is the Canadian recognition 
 body that will be accepting the evaluation. Formal notice of the evaluation 
 status of Solaris 10 will be posted on CSE's Web site shortly and is available
 at :http://www.cse.dnd.ca/en/services/common_criteria/ongoing_evals.html

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When is Solaris 10 expected to achieve Common Criteria certification

Posted by Bert Hopkins on June 30, 2006 at 12:48 AM EDT #

Bert,

The best information that I have indicates that we expect Solaris 10 03/05 to complete its evaluation before the end of this calendar year. In addition, the new news is that Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris Trusted Extensions have both entered the evaluation process as well. We expect those products to complete their evaluation in 12-18 months. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Take care,

Glenn

Posted by Glenn Brunette on July 10, 2006 at 04:55 AM EDT #

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