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Assurance Continuity - Maintenance Update of Cisco IoT Industrial Ethernet and Connected Grid Switches running IOS

Date of Maintenance Completion:  2017.03.23

Product Type:    Network Device

Conformance Claim:  Protection Profile Compliant

PP Identifier:    collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 1.0

Original Evaluated TOE:  2016.03.11 - Cisco IoT Industrial Ethernet and Connected Grid Switches running IOS 15.2(4)E

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

CCEVS reviewed the description of the changes and the analysis of the impact upon security, and found them all to be minor. The inclusion of the IE4010 Series and IE5000 Series Hardware Models does not change any of the security functions that are claimed in the Security Target.  All the security functions claimed are enforced by the Cisco IoT Industrial Ethernet and Connected Grid Switches software and not the hardware components.

The hardware modules are added to an existing series of supporting I/O modules. Those modules only served a functional role in the original evaluation so no security testing directly examined them. The vendor reported, however, that the new modules did undergo functional and performance testing. 

In addition, the CCTL reported that there were no vulnerabilities associated with the IE4010 Series and IE5000 modules.

Therefore, CCEVS agrees that the original assurance is maintained for the product.

Vendor Information

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Terrie Diaz
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