Sun announces Solaris 10 3/05 Entering Common Criteria Evaluation
By gbrunett on Sep 20, 2005
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