Assurance Continuity - Cisco IronPort Email Security Appliances (ESA) running IronPort AsyncOS versions 7.1 and 7.3
Date of Maintenance Completion: 14 March 2011
Product Type: IDS/IPS
Conformance Claim: EAL2 Augmented with ALC_FLR.2
Original Evaluated TOE: 01 December 2010 - IronPort Email Security Appliances (ESA), comprising the C160, C370, X1060, and X1070 appliance models, running IronPort AsyncOS software, version 7.1, and the C670 appliance model running IronPort AsyncOS version 7.3
Please note: These are for the Original Evaluated TOE; consequently, they do not refer to this maintained version, although they apply to the maintained version.
Please note: This serves as an addendum to the VR for the Original Evaluated TOE
Readers are reminded that the certification of this product (TOE) is the result of maintenance, rather than an actual re-evaluation of the product. Maintenance only considers the affect of TOE changes on the assurance baseline (i.e. the original evaluated TOE); maintenance is not intended to provide assurance in regard to the resistance of the TOE to new vulnerabilities or attack methods discovered since the date of the initial certificate. Such assurance can only be gained through re-evaluation.
Using a security impact analysis of the changes made to the TOE, which was provided by the developer, the CCEVS has determined that the impact of changes on the TOE are considered minor and that independent evaluator analysis was not necessary. A summary of the results can be found in the Maintenance Report, which is written in relation to the product's original validation report and Security Target. Readers are therefore reminded to read the Security Target, Validation Report, and the Assurance Maintenance Report to fully understand the meaning of what a maintained certificate represents.
The only change is a newly-offered combination of evaluated components:
One of the evaluated appliance models (the X1070), and one of the evaluated hardware modules (the HSM, hardware security module), and one of the evaluated software versions (7.3) are now offered by Cisco as a bundled solution with a new SKU identifier. In the evaluation, the X1070 was evaluated running IronPort AsyncOS 7.1 without the HSM. At the time of the evaluation, the X1070 hardware did support running IronPort AsyncOS v7.3, and did support the HSM, but the customer-orderable product identifier, or stock-keeping unit (SKU) for Cisco to sell that bundled solution did not exist. Now that the SKU exists, Cisco is adding that hardware/software combination to the evaluated configuration.