Network Instruments GigaStor Gains Common Criteria Certification
September 29, 2011
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GigaStor retrospective network analysis appliance and Observer Expert 14.1 console from Network Instruments, a provider of network and application performance monitoring, have met the stringent requirements of Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ from the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).

“Government organizations around the world depend on Network Instruments performance management solutions, including GigaStor, to safeguard and ensure the integrity of their applications and infrastructure,” said Rich Alme, Manager of Business Development, Network Instruments. “Having Common Criteria certification assures our customers that every aspect of our solutions from product functionality and development environment to documentation and product testing measures meet their high-level security needs.”

Common Criteria is an initiative recognized by governments from many nations including the United States, Canada, Japan, England, Germany, France, and Australia to verify and ensure the security and trustworthiness of information infrastructure products. Certified IT products can be purchased by governmental entities without need for additional evaluation, as they have been validated by accredited laboratories to meet high and consistent standards of quality and security.

Network Instruments GigaStor was evaluated at EWA Canada, an accredited test lab approved to perform evaluations for Common Criteria. These labs conduct IT security evaluations for conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, International Standard ISO/IEC 15408.

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