As 2011 comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back at a very successful year for Cisco’s Global Certifications. Cisco is committed to government product certifications and has increased the investment to ensure customers can trust the integrity, security and interoperability of Cisco IT network systems. New certifications include:
- 12 FIPS 140-2 validations,
- 5 Common Criteria certifications,
- 25 new product listings on the US Department of Defense Unified Communications Approved Products List (UC APL),
- 13 new USGv6 certifications, and
- 12 new IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 certifications
These 67 new certifications, the most ever in one year at Cisco, continue to demonstrate Cisco’s commitment to our Public Sector customers. At the same time, these certifications improve product quality and security for all customers.
In addition to product certifications, Cisco continues to stress the importance of a single, standards-based, mutually recognized certification program, specifically Common Criteria, for evaluating product assurance. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) vendors cannot scale to demands from countries with unique product certification requirements. Not only does this impact the ability of vendors to improve product security but it reduces the portfolio of products customers have to choose from, thereby potentially reducing the security of their networks against emerging cyber security threats.
2012 will be an exciting year at Cisco for government product certifications. We will continue to look for ways to scale, both internally and externally, to the ever increasing demand for product certifications across a broader set of our product offerings. We also expect to deliver even more product certifications than we did in 2011. For more information on government product certification at Cisco, please visit us at www.cisco.com/go/govcerts.
Tags: certifications, Common Criteria, DoD UC APL, FIPS 140-2, Ready Logo, USGv6
The Global Certification Team is pleased to announce thati the 5940 Embedded Services Router (ESR) has been awarded Common Criteria certification. The 5940 ESR is certified at EAL2+ against the Traffic Filter Firewall in Basic Robustness Environments v1.1. The Cisco 5940 ESR validated for IOS Version: 15.1(2)GC1.
More information on the validation effort can be found at: http://www.niap-ccevs.org/cc-scheme/st/vid10429/
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Tags: 5940, CC, certification, Common, Common Criteria, defense, Department, dod, Embedded, ESR, router, services
The GCT is proud to announce that the Nexus 5K/2K running software version NX-OS v5.0(3)N1(1c), ACS v5.2 P3 has been Common Criteria certified at EAL4+, Cert # 10384. More Details can Be found at http://goo.gl/QXyWz
The evaluation was based around the Nexus 5000 Series Switch with 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) solution.
Tags: 2000, 5.0(3)Ni(1c), 5000, ACS, CC, Common, Common Criteria, criteria, Ne, nexus, NX, NX-OS
We are very pleased to announce that the ASR 1000 family of routers has been evaluated using the Common Methodology for IT Security Evaluation (Version 3.1) for conformance to the Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation (Version 3.1) and was awarded a Common Criteria Certificate by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership). The evaluation assurance level (EAL) for the product is EAL4 augmented with ALC_FLR.2.
The ASR 1000 is functionally compliant with three Protection Profiles:
- Router: U.S. Government Router Protection Profile For Medium Robustness Environments, version 1.1
- VPN: U.S. Government Virtual Private Network (VPN) Boundary Gateway Protection Profile For Medium Robustness Environments, version 1.2
- Firewall: U.S. Government Protection Profile for Traffic Filter Firewall For Medium Robustness Environments, version 1.1
In fact, the ASR 1000 is the only product in the market that is certified as a router, firewall and VPN device!
The following ASR 1000 platforms have been certified:
- ASR 1002-F
- ASR 1002 with ESP5 or ESP10
- ASR 1004 with RP1 or RP2 and ESP10 or ESP20
- ASR 1006 with dual RP1 or RP2 and dual ESP10 or ESP20
For more information about the certification, and for the security target document, validation report and actual certificate, please refer to the NIAP/CCEVS web site at http://www.niap-ccevs.org/st/vid10361.
For further information on Global Government Certifications, please visit here: http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/government/sec_cert.html
Tags: certifications, Common Criteria, federal, government, pollock
Cisco believes in the value of, and is committed to, the government product certification process. My name is Gene Keeling, Director, Global Certification Team (GCT). Cisco is a leader in government product certifications. In April alone, Cisco received 10 government product certifications, specifically:
• Three FIPS 140-2 certificates for the Integrated Services Routers – Generation 2.
• Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager 8.0.2 was added to the US Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) as a PBX1. This follows the previous UC APL listing of the product as a Local Session Controller (LSC).
• The Cisco 7206 VXR router was added to the DoD UC APL as a Customer Edge Router (CER).
• The Cisco ISR 3845 router was added to the DoD UC APL as an Edge Boundary Controller (EBC).
• Two FIPS 140-2 certificates and a Common Criteria certificate for the Nexus 7000 data center switch.
• MeetingPlace Express 2.1 was added to the DoD UC APL as a Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).
More information about Cisco’s GCT can be found at www.cisco.com/go/govcerts
Tags: Common Criteria, DoD UC APL, FIPS 140-2, Government Certifications, USGv6