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Assurance Continuity - Brocade Communication Systems Brocade MLXe® and NetIron® Family Devices with Multi-Service IronWare R06.0.00

Date of Maintenance Completion:  2016.09.01

Product Type:    Virtual Private Network
   Network Device

Conformance Claim:  Protection Profile Compliant

PP Identifier:    Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 1.1
  Network Device Protection Profile (NDPP) Extended Package VPN Gateway Version 1.1

Original Evaluated TOE:  2016.01.27 - Brocade MLXe and NetIron Family Devices with Multi-Service IronWare R05.9

CC Certificate [PDF] Validation Report [PDF] Assurance Activity [PDF]

Administrative Guide [PDF]

Please note:  The above files are for the Original Evaluated TOE.  Consequently, they do not refer to this maintained version, although they apply to the maintained version. 

Security Target [PDF] * Assurance Continuity Maintenance Report [PDF]

Please note:  This serves as an addendum to the VR for the Original Evaluated TOE. 

* This is the Security Target (ST) associated with this latest Maintenance Release.  To view previous STs for this TOE, click here.

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. 

Product Description

Gossamer Security Solutions, on behalf of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., submitted an Impact Analysis Report (IAR) to Common Criteria Evaluation Validation Scheme (CCEVS) for approval on 24 August 2016. The IAR is intended to satisfy requirements outlined in Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme Publication #6, Assurance Continuity: Guidance for Maintenance and Re-evaluation, version 2.0. In accordance with those requirements, the IAR describes the changes made to the certified TOE, the evidence updated as a result of the changes and the security impact of the changes.

The IAR identifies the changes to the TOE included updating the operating system to NetIron 6.0.00, adding new non-security features, providing enhanced support for IPsec, and various bug fixes. The new non-security features were considered to be outside the scope of the NDPP/VPNGW evaluation. IPsec changes were assessed and none were considered to be security relevant. NetIron 6.0.00 was also revised to fix a number of bugs. These changes are also determined to be outside the scope of the original evaluation. 

The evaluation evidence consists of the Security Target, Impact Analysis Report (IAR), and release notes.  The Security Target was revised to reflect the new software version. The IAR and release notes were new.

Note that Brocade continually tracks bugs, vulnerabilities, and other defects reported in the public domain and at the time of this report there are no known outstanding security-related vulnerabilities in the TOE.

Vendor Information

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Brocade Communication Systems, Inc.
Chris Marks
408-333-4300
408-333-8801
marksc@brocade.com

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