Archived U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile - Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile, Version 1.2
Short Name: pp_ids_sca_v1.2
Technology Type: Wireless Monitoring
CC Version: 2.x
Preceded By: pp_ids_sca_v1.1
Succeeded By: pp_ids_sca_br_v1.3
Sunset Date: 2008.03.21
Conformance Claim: EAL2Protection Profile
Herewith a brief summary, sufficiently detailed to enable a potential user to determine whether the PP is of interest.
The Common Criteria (CC) Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile specifies a set of security functional and assurance requirements for Information Technology (IT) products.
An Intrusion Detection System monitors an IT System for activity that may inappropriately affect the IT System's assets. An IT System may range from a computer system to a computer network. An IDS consists of Sensors, Scanners and Analyzers. Sensors and Scanners collect information regarding IT System activity and vulnerabilities, and they forward the collected information to Analyzers. Analyzers perform intrusion analysis and reporting of the collected information.
Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile-conformant products support the ability to statically monitor a set of IT resources in order to identify events that may be indicative of potential vulnerabilities in or misuse of those IT resources. Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile-conformant products also provide the ability to protect themselves and their associated data from unauthorized access or modification and ensure accountability for authorized actions.
The Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile provides for a level of protection which is appropriate for IT environments that require detection of malicious and inadvertent attempts to gain inappropriate access to IT resources, where the IDS can be appropriately protected from hostile attacks. Though products that are Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile-conformant can be used to monitor a system or network in a hostile environment, they are not designed to resist direct, hostile attacks. The Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile does not fully address the threats posed by malicious administrative or system development personnel. This profile is also not intended to result in products that are foolproof and able to detect intrusion attempts by hostile and well-funded attackers. Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile-conformant products are suitable for use in both commercial and government environments.
The Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile was constructed to provide a target and metric for the development of Scanners. This PP identifies security functions and assurances that represent the lowest common set of requirements that should be addressed by a useful Scanner product.
The Intrusion Detection System Scanner Protection Profile is generally applicable to products regardless of whether they are embedded, stand-alone, centralized, or distributed. However, it addresses only security requirements and not any special considerations of any particular product design.
It should be noted that just because a Scanner may be conformant with this Protection Profile, that Scanner should not be assumed to be interoperable with any other IDS component evaluated against a Protection Profile in the Intrusion Detection System family of Protection Profiles. There are no requirements for interoperability within the Protection Profiles.
Errata Section addition: As stated above, the Intrusion Detection System (Scanner) Protection Profile is intended to be generally applicable to products regardless of whether they are embedded, stand-alone, centralized, or distributed. However, based upon the results of numerous products trying to claim conformance to this PP, it was noted that several of the security functional requirements do not support the stated applicability. The Errata Section identifies the areas that have been identified as problematic for software vendors who are seeking conformance to this PP and clarifies the security function requirements in a manner that would allow a vendor to successfully achieve compliance. Software vendors who follow the guidance in this Errata Section will be able to successfully claim conformance to this PP, effective immediately.
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