Riverbed Strengthens Commitment to Federal Market
May 20, 2013
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Riverbed Technologyannounced that its Cascade Profiler 9.6, Cascade Shark 9.6, Cascade Gateway 9.6, and Cascade Pilot 9.6, from its Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) product family, have achieved an EAL3+ certification under the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS).

With the achievement of Common Criteria certification, Riverbed addresses critical assessment and validation under the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and Cloud First mandates and demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing the highest level of independently verified information assurance to its customers and partners.

The Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) product family delivers the complete performance management needed by government agencies to quickly map IT assets and applications and reduce risks incurred during infrastructure consolidation or cloud migration.

Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) solutions help federal agencies and enterprises to streamline application and performance management and assure security compliance while delivering mobile and global IT flexibility, end-user experience monitoring and end-to-end network visibility.

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. The resulting certification report demonstrates conformance to the Common Criteria standard. Information assurance certification of products is mandated by the United States government for federal information technology purchases for national security systems and Common Criteria meets the information assurance certification requirement.

To comply with the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and the Cloud First policy, government agencies are consolidating their data centers, developing a cloud environment, and centralizing at least three traditionally independent IT services. Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) products are widely deployed across major civilian and defense agencies and they deliver the critical Department of Defense (DoD) assessment and validation required for federal government application-aware network performance management.

This certification makes it easier for federal customers to purchase and deploy Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) solutions as it reduces the need for customers to conduct their own certifications.

In addition to completing Common Criteria EAL 3+ certification, the certified Cascade 9.6 Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) products offer:

- Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation

- Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) validation - a methodology for standardized secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware

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