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Compliant Product - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client v4.9 for iOS 13

Certificate Date:  2021.09.16

Validation Report Number:  CCEVS-VR-VID11205-2021

Product Type:    Virtual Private Network
   Application Software

Conformance Claim:  Protection Profile Compliant

PP Identifier:    PP-Module for VPN Client, Version 2.2
  Protection Profile for Application Software Version 1.3

CC Testing Lab:  Gossamer Security Solutions

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

Assurance Activity [PDF]

Administrative Guide [PDF]

Product Description

The Cisco AnyConnect TOE is a client application that provides remote users a secure VPN tunnel to protect data in transit on both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.  The TOE provides IPsec to authenticate and encrypt network traffic travelling across an unprotected public network.  By protecting the communication from unauthorized disclosure or modification, remote users can securely connect to an organization’s network resources and applications.

The evaluated configuration consists of the following devices:

Evaluated Configuration

As a software app, the evaluated configuration is Cisco AnyConnect v4.9 installed on iOS 13.  The Cisco AnyConnect v4.9 TOE was tested on the following mobile platforms in the IT Environment:

Device Name


iOS Version


iPhone 11



A13 Bionic

iPhone XR



A12 Bionic

Security Evaluation Summary

The evaluation was carried out in accordance to the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) requirements and guidance.  The criteria against which the TOE was judged are described in the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, Version 3.1, Revision 5, September 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, July 2017.  The product, when delivered and configured as identified in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client v4.9 for iOS 13 CC Configuration Guide, Version 0.3, August 18, 2021 document, satisfies all of the security functional requirements stated in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client v4.9 for iOS 13 Security Target, Version 0.5, August 18, 2021.  The project underwent CCEVS Validator review.  The evaluation was completed in August 2021.  Results of the evaluation can be found in the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme Validation Report prepared by CCEVS.

Environmental Strengths

The logical boundaries of the TOE are realized in the security functions that it implements. Each of these security functions is summarized below.

Cryptographic support:

The TOE incorporates a cryptographic module, CiscoSSL FIPS Object Module version 7.0a to provide the cryptography in support of IPsec with ESP symmetric cryptography for bulk AES encryption/decryption and SHA-2 algorithm for hashing.   In addition, the TOE provides the cryptography to support Diffie-Hellman key exchange and the derivation function used in the IKEv2 and ESP protocols.  The cryptographic algorithm implementation has been validated for CAVP conformance.

The TOE platform provides asymmetric cryptography, which is used by the TOE for IKE peer authentication using digital signature and hashing services.  In addition, the TOE platform provides a DRBG.

User data protection:

The TOE platform ensures that residual information from previously sent network packets processed through the platform are protected from being passed into subsequent network packets.

Identification and authentication:

The TOE and TOE platform perform device-level X.509 certificate-based authentication of the VPN Gateway during IKE v2 key exchange.  Device-level authentication allows the TOE to establish a secure channel with a trusted VPN Gateway.  The secure channel is established only after each endpoint successfully authenticates each other.

Security management:

The TOE, TOE platform, and VPN Gateway provide the management functions to configure the security functionality provided by the TOE.  The TOE provides a Security Administrator role and only the Security Administrator can perform the above security management functions.


The TOE does not store or transmit Personally Identifiable Information (PII) over a network.

Protection of the TSF:

The TOE performs a suite of self-tests during initial start-up to verify correct operation of its CAVP tested algorithms.  Upon execution, the integrity of the TOEs software executables is also verified.

The TOE Platform provides for verification of TOE software updates prior to installation.

Vendor Information

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