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Compliant Product - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 2930F, 2930M, 3810M, and 5400R Switch Series running ArubaOS version 16.04

Certificate Date:  2018.06.01

Validation Report Number:  CCEVS-VR-VID10872-2018

Product Type:    Network Device

Conformance Claim:  Protection Profile Compliant

PP Identifier:    collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 2.0 + Errata 20180314

CC Testing Lab:  Gossamer Security Solutions

CC Certificate [PDF] Security Target [PDF] Validation Report [PDF]

Assurance Activity [PDF]

Administrative Guide [PDF]

Product Description

The TOE is the Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 2930F, 2930M, 3810M, and 5400R Switch Series running ArubaOS version 16.04.  The TOE is a family of switches designed to support scalability, security and high performance for campus networks. The Layer 3 switches are also capable of leveraging user and port-based traffic tunneling to a Mobility Controller so that policies can be applied, advanced services can be extended to users and IoT devices, and traffic can be encrypted to secure the network.

For the purpose of evaluation, the TOE will be treated as a network device offering CAVP tested cryptographic functions, security auditing, secure administration, trusted updates, self-tests, and secure connections to other servers (e.g., to transmit audit records).

Evaluated Configuration

The evaluated configuration consists of the following devices:

Series Identifier

Hardware Models


Aruba 2930F Switch Series

2930F 24G 4SFP+ Switch (JL253A)

2930F 48G 4SFP+ Switch (JL254A)

2930F 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ Switch (JL258A)

2930F 24G PoE+ 4SFP+ Switch (JL263A)

2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP+ Switch (JL264A)

Dual Core ARM Coretex

Aruba 2930M Switch Series

2930M 24G 1-slot Switch (JL319A)

2930M 24G PoE+ 1-slot Switch (JL320A)

2930M 48G 1-slot Switch (JL321A)

2930M 48G PoE+ 1-slot Switch (JL322A)

2930M 40 Port 1G + 8 Port SmartRate PoE+ (JL323A)

2930M 24 Port SmartRate PoE+ (JL324A)

Dual Core ARM Coretex

Aruba 3810M Switch Series

3810M 24G 1-slot Switch (JL071A)

3810M 48G 1-slot Switch (JL072A) 

3810M 24G PoE+ 1-slot Switch  (JL073A)  

3810M 48G PoE+ 1-slot Switch (JL074A)   

3810M 16SFP+ 2-slot Switch (JL075A)  

3810M 40G 8 HPE Smart Rate PoE+ 1-slot Switch (JL076A)

Freescale P2020 Dual Core

Aruba 5400R Switch Series

5406R zl2 Switch (J9821A)

5412R zl2 Switch (J9822A)

5406R/5412R-24-port 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ MACsec (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9986A)

5406R/5412R-24p 1000BASE-T (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9987A)

5406R/5412R-24p SFP (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9988A)

5406R/5412R-12p PoE+ / 12p 1GbE SFP (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9989A)

5406R/5412R-20p PoE+ / 4p SFP+ (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9990A)

5406R/5412R-20p PoE+ / 4p 1/25/5/XGT PoE+ (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9991A)

5406R/5412R-20p PoE+ / 1p 40GbE QSPF+ (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9992A)

5406R/5412R-8p 1G/10GbE SFP+ v3 (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9993A)

5406R/5412R-2-port 40GbE QSFP+ (No PSU) v3 zl2 Card (J9996A)

Freescale P2020 Dual Core

Security Evaluation Summary

The evaluation was carried out in accordance to the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) requirements and guidance. The evaluation demonstrated that the TOE meets the security requirements contained in the Security Target.  The criteria against which the TOE was judged are described in the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, Version 3.1, Revision 4, September 2012. The evaluation methodology used by the evaluation team to conduct the evaluation is the Common Methodology for Information Technology Security Evaluation, Evaluation Methodology, Version 3.1, Revision 4, July 2012.  Gossamer Security Solutions determined that the evaluation assurance level (EAL) for the TOE is EAL 1.  The product, when delivered and configured as identified in the HPE Common Criteria Configuration Guidance Network Device Collaboration Protection Profile, Target of Evaluation:  Aruba 2930F, 2930M, 3810M and 5400R Switch Series, Version 1.4, May 22, 2018 document, satisfies all of the security functional requirements stated in the Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Aruba 2930F, 2930M, 3810M, and 5400R Switch Series running ArubaOS version 16.04 (NDcPP20E) Security Target, Version 0.6, May 31, 2018.  The project underwent CCEVS Validator review.  The evaluation was completed in May 2018.  Results of the evaluation can be found in the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme Validation Report (report number CCEVS-VR-VID10872-2018) prepared by CCEVS.

Environmental Strengths

The logical boundaries of the Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Aruba 2930F, 2930M, 3810M, and 5400R Switch Series running ArubaOS version 16.04 are realized in the security functions that it implements. Each of these security functions is summarized below.

Security audit:

The TOE is able to generate logs for a wide range of security relevant events. The TOE can be configured to store the logs locally so they can be accessed by an administrator and also to send the logs to a designated log server using TLS to protect the logs while in transit on the network.

Cryptographic support:

The TOE provides CAVP certified cryptography in support of its SSHv2 and TLS protocol implementations.    Cryptographic services include key management, random bit generation, encryption/decryption, digital signature and secure hashing.

Identification and authentication:

The TOE requires users to be identified and authenticated before they can use functions mediated by the TOE, with the exception of passing network traffic in accordance with its configured switching rules and reading the login banner.  It provides the ability to both assign attributes (user names, passwords and roles) and to authenticate users against these attributes.  The TOE also provides X.509 certificate checking for its TLS connections.

Security management:

The TOE provides Command Line Interface (CLI) commands and a web GUI to access the wide range of security management functions to manage its security policies.  All administrative activity and functions including security management commands are limited to authorized users (i.e., administrators) only after they have provided acceptable user identification and authentication data to the TOE. The security management functions are controlled through the use of roles that can be assigned to TOE users.  The TOE supports the following roles: Manager, Operator. The Manager role can make changes to the TOE configuration while the Operator role is a read-only role.

Protection of the TSF:

The TOE implements a number of measures to protect the integrity of its security features. The TOE protects stored passwords and cryptographic keys so they are not directly accessible in plaintext. The TOE also ensures that reliable time information is available for both log accountability and synchronization with the operating environment. The TOE employs both dedicated communication channels as well as cryptographic means to protect communication between itself and other components in the operation environment. The TOE performs self-tests to detect failure and protect itself from malicious updates.

TOE access:

The TOE can be configured to display a logon banner before a user session is established.  The TOE also enforces inactivity timeouts for local and remote sessions.

Trusted path/channels:

The TOE protects interactive communication with administrators using SSH for CLI and TLS for the web GUI to ensure both integrity and disclosure protection.  If the negotiation of an encrypted session fails or if the user does not have authorization for remote administration, an attempted connection will not be established.

The TOE protects communication with network peers, such as a log server, using TLS connections to prevent unintended disclosure or modification of logs.

Vendor Information

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Susan Scotten

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