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Compliant Product - MMA10G-IPX Series v3.2

Certificate Date:  2019.12.17

Validation Report Number:  CCEVS-VR-VID11009-2019

Product Type:    Network Device

Conformance Claim:  Protection Profile Compliant

PP Identifier:    collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 2.1

CC Testing Lab:  Acumen Security

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

Assurance Activity [PDF]

Administrative Guide [PDF]

Product Description

The TOE is a network-based audio video distribution system and is classified as a network device (a generic infrastructure device that can be connected to a network). The Internet Protocol Crosspoint (IPX) switch is a 10 Gigabit (Gb) Internet Protocol (IP) switch optimized for video-over-IP traffic (compressed or uncompressed). Since video by nature has a unidirectional flow, and multiple copies of a single incoming video stream are often sent to multiple output destinations, the IPX exclusively uses multicast IP addressing.

Evaluated Configuration

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 5, April 2017. 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 5, April 2017  The product, when delivered and configured as identified in the Configuration Guide satisfies all of the security functional requirements stated in the IPX Security Target v0.7, December 3, 2019 Security Target, Version 0.4, September 9, 2019.  The project underwent CCEVS Validator review.  The evaluation was completed in December 2019.  Results of the evaluation can be found in the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme Validation Report (report number CCEVS-VR-VID11009-2019) prepared by CCEVS.

Environmental Strengths

Security Audit

The TOE’s Audit security function supports audit record generation and review.   The TOE provides date and time information that is used in audit timestamps.

The TOE stores generated audit data on itself and sends audit events to a syslog server, using a TLS protected collection method.  Logs are classified into various predefined categories.   The logging categories help describe the content of the messages that they contain.  Access to the logs is restricted to only Security Administrators, who has no access to edit them, only to copy or delete (clear) them.   Audit records are protected from unauthorized modifications and deletions.

The TSF provides the capability to view audit data by using the Syslog tab in the web browser.  The log records the time, host name, facility, application and “message” (the log details).  The previous audit records are overwritten when the allocated space for these records reaches the threshold on a FIFO basis.

Cryptographic Support

The TOE includes an OpenSSL library that implements CAVP validated cryptographic algorithms for random bit generation, encryption/decryption, authentication, and integrity protection/verification. These algorithms are used to provide security for the TLS/HTTPs connections for secure management and secure connections to a syslog and authentication servers. TLS and HTTPs are also used to verify firmware updates.


Identification and Authentication

All Administrators wanting to use TOE services are identified and authenticated prior to being allowed access to any of the services other than the display of the warning banner.  Once an Administrator attempts to access the management functionality of the TOE, the TOE prompts the Administrator for a username and password for password-based authentication.  The identification and authentication credentials are confirmed against a local user database. Only after the Administrator presents the correct identification and authentication credentials will access to the TOE functionality be granted.  The TOE uses X.509v3 certificates as defined by RFC 5280 to support authentication for TLS/HTTPS connections.

The TOE provides the capability to set password rules.   This is to ensure the use of strong passwords in attempts to protect against brute force attacks.

Remote administrators are locked out after a configurable number of unsuccessful authentication attempts.

Security Management

The TOE provides secure administrative services for management of general TOE configuration and the security functionality provided by the TOE.   All TOE administration occurs either through a secure session or a local console connection.  The TOE provides the ability to perform the following actions:

  • Administer the TOE locally and remotely
  • Configure the access banner
  • Configure the cryptographic services
  • Configure number of unsuccessful login attempts that trigger a lockout
  • Update the TOE and verify the updates using digital signature capability prior to installing those updates
  • Specify the time limits of session inactivity


Protection of the TSF

The TOE will terminate inactive sessions after an Administrator-configurable time period.   Once a session has been terminated the TOE requires the user to re-authenticate to establish a new session.   The TOE provides protection of TSF data (authentication data and cryptographic keys).   In addition, the TOE internally maintains the date and time. This date and time is used as the time stamp that is applied to TOE generated audit records. The TOE also ensures firmware updates are from a reliable source.   Finally, the TOE performs testing to verify correct operation.

In order for updates to be installed on the TOE, an administrator initiates the process from the web interface.  IPX automatically uses the digital signature mechanism to confirm the integrity of the product before installing the update.

TOE Access

Aside from the automatic Administrators session termination due to inactivity describes above, the TOE also allows Administrators to terminate their own interactive session.  Once a session has been terminated the TOE requires the user to re-authenticate to establish a new session. 

The TOE will display an Administrator-specified banner on the web browser management interface prior to allowing any administrative access to the TOE.

Trusted Path/Channels

The TOE allows the establishment of a trusted path between a video control system (such as Evertz’ Magnum) and the IPX.   The TOE also establishes a secure connection for sending audit data to a syslog server using TLS and other external authentication stores using TLS-protected communications.

The TOE uses HTTPS/TLS to provide a trusted path between itself and remote administrative users. The TOE does not implement any additional methods of remote administration. The remote administrative users are responsible for initiating the trusted path when they wish to communicate with the TOE.

Vendor Information

Evertz Microsystems, Ltd.
Naveed Afzal
+1 905 335 3700 ext 3431
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