Oracle Solaris 11.1 Gets Common Criteria Certification
By Glenn Faden on Mar 29, 2014
The Oracle Solaris 11.1 operating system achieved a Common Criteria certification on March 18, 2014 at EAL4+ under the Canadian Common Criteria Scheme (CCCS) conformant to the BSI Operating System Protection Profile v2.0 2010-06-01 with the following 4 extended packages.
- Advanced Management v2.0, 2010-05-28
- Extended identification & Authentication v2.0, 2010-05-28
- Labeled Security v2.0, 2010-05-28
- Virtualization v2.0, 2010-05-28
This is a major accomplishment which has been over two years in the making. Oracle Solaris 11 was formally accepted into evaluation on January 31, 2012. Unlike previous Solaris evaluations, the Trusted Extensions functionality is included as a standard feature of the OS, as well as Role-Based Access Control and Solaris Zones. In addition the evaluation required FIPS evaluation of the cryptographic modules. The details are included in the Certification Report.