Archived U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile - U.S. Government Firewall Protection Profile for Medium Robustness Environments, V1.1
Short Name: pp_fw_mr_v1.1
Technology Type: Firewall
CC Version: 3.1
Preceded By: pp_fw_mr2.0_v1.0
Sunset Date: 2009.10.01
Conformance Claim: Medium RobustnessProtection Profile
The U.S. Government Firewall Protection Profile for Medium Robustness Environments specifies the minimum-security requirements for network boundary devices that provide controlled connectivity between two or more network environments (hereafter referred to as the Target of Evaluation (TOE)) used by the Department of Defense (DoD) in Medium Robustness Environments. The TOE may be a dedicated device such as a firewall, or an enhancement to some other network device such as a router. The target robustness level of "medium" is specified in the Guidance and Policy for the Department of Defense Global Information Grid Information Assurance (GIG)  and is further discussed in Section 3.0 of this PP. The TOE supports user identification and authentication (I&A) where "user" is defined to be a human user acting in a role (i.e., Security Administrator, Cryptographic Administrator, and Audit Administrator) or an authorized IT entity. The TOE provides the capability to pass and block information flows based on a set of rules defined by the Security Administrator. Additionally, the TOE enforces security policies which restrict host-to-host connections to common Internet services such as: Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The TOE supports encryption for remote administration, remote users and authorized IT entities (e.g., certificate server, NTP server), and generates audit data of security relevant events. The assurance requirements are presented in Section 5.3. This PP defines:
SECURITY EVALUATION SUMMARY
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The evaluation of the U. S. Government Firewall Protection Profile for Medium Robustness Environments, Version 1.0 provides specification for environments in which TOEs with various levels of robustness are appropriate to meet Medium Robustness level of independently assured security requirements. The assurance requirements were chosen to be consistent with this goal
July 25, 2007
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