SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 5,
2012 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) this week announced that
NetApp Data ONTAP® 8.0.0 operating in 7-Mode and Data
ONTAP® 8.0.1 operating in 7-Mode have completed evaluation for
an EAL2+ certification under the Communications Security
Establishment Canada's (CSEC) Common Criteria Evaluation and
Certification Scheme (CCS). Government and commercial customers
alike receive the best possible security solutions from NetApp as
the company continues to commit to achieving the highest caliber in
IT government security validations.
As the first storage vendor to meet Common
Criteria Certification standards in 2005, NetApp set the bar for
excellence in security features across the storage industry.
Today's Data ONTAP EAL2+ certification is evidence of NetApp's
continued commitment to help customers run their missions better,
more cost effectively and securely.
"We are proud to be able to successfully
continue to invest in securing our customers against attacks on
their valuable data," said Mark Weber, president and general
manager of the U.S. Public Sector, NetApp. "It is that commitment
to our customers that makes NetApp one of the best storage vendor
to do business with in the U.S. Public Sector and in the
In order to facilitate the prompt completion
of the Common Criteria certification, NetApp partnered with Corsec
Security, Inc., a consulting, documentation, and project management
"NetApp's achievement of Common Criteria
certification for Data ONTAP® 8.0.0 operating in 7-Mode and
Data ONTAP® 8.0.1 operating in 7-Mode underscores their
dedication to continuously providing security assurance in their
technology," said Matthew Appler, CEO, Corsec Security. "We were
highly impressed with NetApp's solution and with their commitment
to the evaluation process."
As befits an industry leader, the NetApp
security story is much broader than achieving common criteria
certification. NetApp offers multiple FIPS 140-2 validated data at
rest encryption solutions, such as NetApp Storage Encryption using
self-encrypting drives and Brocade FibreChannel Encryption Switches
and blades. Upgraded NAS encryption appliances will be announced
NetApp's Secure Multi-Tenancy architecture,
developed in concert with Cisco and VMware, is a unique
service-oriented infrastructure that includes all server, storage,
and networking hardware and software to facilitate secure sharing,
reuse, and dynamic resource allocation for next-generation data
centers and cloud service providers.
NetApp has also achieved ISO/IEC 27001, the
global standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
This provides NetApp customers, partners, vendors, and employees
with the confidence that information in the hands of NetApp is
protected in accordance with the ISO standard .
NetApp demonstrated NetApp Storage Encryption
in the OASIS KMIP interoperability demo at the RSA Security
Conference in San Francisco last week.
About Common Criteria
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines
(ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating
security features and capabilities of Information Technology
security products. The standard consists of several predetermined
evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last.
Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested
against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing
laboratory. Once completed, Common Criteria certifications are
mutually accepted by 26 countries through the CCRA (Common Criteria
Recognition Agreement), including the United States government.
Common Criteria certification of security products is mandated by
the U.S. government for all federal purchases.
About Corsec Security,
Corsec Security, Inc. specializes in helping companies navigate
through the complex process of receiving FIPS 140-2,Common Criteria
(CC), and UC APL certifications. Corsec's consulting, document
creation, and project management services deliver unmatched
expertise in achieving government validation efforts at a firm,
fixed price. Corsec partners with companies around the world to
achieve local and international certification and to add security
functionality to a wide range of products. Corsec minimizes the
time, effort and money a vendor needs to invest in validation while
ultimately maximizing the return on that investment. For further
information, please visit www.corsec.com. Follow us @CorsecSecurity.
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