NIAP Director’s Corner
The semi-annual Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) meetings were just held in Ottawa, Canada, in conjunction with the Common Criteria Users Forum (CCUF). We appreciate and thank our Canadian colleagues for a job well done in hosting this event.
Meetings with the CCUF proved especially productive. Major topics of discussion included updates from the Mobility, USB, and Multi-Function Printer Technical Communities, evolution of technical communities, international Protection Profile (PP) developments, and the status of the ongoing various working groups. Vendors expressed their appreciation at being included earlier in the technical community PP development process.
The number of product evaluations against NIAP approved Protection Profiles continues to grow as the vendor community embraces the new generation PPs. The following vendors currently have evaluations against NIAP approved PPs in CCEVS Labs:
- Brocade Communications Systems
- CA Technologies
- Cisco Systems
- Fortress Technologies
- Haivision Network Video
- Jericho Systems
- Layer 7
NIAP continues to engage with CCRA Schemes and the vendor community to promote commercial product evaluations against NIAP approved PPs to ensure they meet user requirements and essential security functionality. Watch this space for more news on our combined collaborative progress.