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U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile - collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 3.0e

Short Name: cpp_nd_v3.0e

Technology Type: Network Device

CC Version: 3.1

Date: 2023.12.14

Transition End Date: 2024.06.14

Preceded By: cpp_nd_v2.2e

Conformance Claim: None

Protection Profile [PDF]

Supporting Docs [PDF]



This is a Collaborative Protection Profile (cPP) whose Target of Evaluation (TOE) is a Network Device (ND). It provides a minimal set of security requirements expected by all Network Devices that target the mitigation of a set of defined threats. This baseline set of requirements will be built upon by future cPPs to provide an overall set of security solutions for networks up to carrier and enterprise scale. A Network Device in the context of this cPP is a device that is connected to a network and has an infrastructure role within that network. The TOE may be standalone or distributed, where a distributed TOE is one that requires multiple distinct components to operate as a logical whole in order to fulfil the requirements of this cPP.

When discussing a ND in this document, it refers to a Network Device or a component of a distributed Network Device unless it is expressly stated otherwise.Under this cPP, NDs may be physical or virtualized.

A physical Network Device (pND) consists of network device functionality implemented inside a physical chassis with physical network connections. The network device functionality may be implemented in either hardware or software or both. For pNDs, the TOE encompasses the entire device—including both the network device functionality and the physical chassis. There is no distinction between TOE and TOE Platform.

A virtual Network Device (vND) is a software implementation of network device functionality that runs inside a virtual machine (VM) on either general purpose or purpose-built hardware. The TOE consists of all software within the VM—in particular, the network device functionality and the operating system on which it runs.

This U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile is not assigned to any Validated Products

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