Most folks call it Common Criteria. If you are not familiar, it’s an internationally recognized standard. It allows organizations to confidently assess the security and assurance of IT software. Specifically, to ensure they meet an agreed-upon security standard for certain government deployments.
With Common Criteria certification in place, our customers have the added confidence that our WhatsUp Gold products have been validated against rigorous security standards. These include user data protection, fault tolerance and authentication.
There’s a lot of work involved. We worked with an authorized third party. Their approach was rigorous and standard and repeatable manner at a level that is commensurate with the target environment for use.
What’s significant about Common Criteria certification for you? It might just get a little easier to procure and use WhatsUp Gold.
If you work for a U.S. Federal government agency:
A U.S. Federal mandate requires that security evaluations of IT products are
- Performed to consistent standards
- Encourage the formation of commercial security testing laboratories
- Meet the needs of government and industry for cost-effective evaluation of IT products
- Improve the availability of those products
If you work at any organization in any of these 27 countries:
The Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Arrangement has 27 member countries. It includes all of North America, most of Europe, Australia, Israel and beyond. The arrangement leverages the use of Common Criteria certificates by each member nation so that products can be procured without the need for further evaluation.
WhatsUp Gold software products that now meet Common Criteria standards include:
- WhatsUp Gold Premium that monitors networks, applications and servers
- WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor that assesses the impact of complex application performance problems wherever they originate
- WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor that analyzes and manages network traffic and bandwidth utilization
- WhatsConfigured that manages network configurations and changes
- WhatsVirtual that monitors virtual servers
We’ve been making lots of noise in the security space this year. Last month we joined the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Additionally, MOVEit® Managed File Transfer software achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) certification.