In order to ensure consistency in evaluations, all schemes currently evaluating or considering evaluation of products compliant with NIAP-approved Protection Profiles (PP) should notify firstname.lastname@example.org. The notification should include the product name, vendor, evaluation start date, and NIAP-approved PP/EP with which compliance is being claimed. NIAP will collaborate with the scheme to address questions, provide guidance, and solicit feedback for improvements to the PPs.
Effective October 1, 2009, any product accepted into evaluation under the U.S. CC Scheme must claim compliance to a NIAP-approved PP. The following Protection Profiles (PP) have been approved for use by vendors for evaluation of products under the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) and the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA).
NIAP is currently working with industry, our customers, and the Common Criteria community to create Protection Profiles for each technology. These Protection Profiles include assurance activities with the goal of achievable, repeatable and testable evaluation activities for each particular technology (see PPs in Development for a status of each PP).
For those technologies where a PP does not yet exist or is not in development, NIAP will work with the vendor and/or customer to offer a path to evaluation. Please see our Guidance for when No PP Exists for more information.
A Transition End Date of a PP is determined by NIAP (in cooperation with the applicable Technical Community) upon initial publication of a NIAP-approved PP and is posted with the publication of the PP. Typically, the Transition Window for a PP will last six months. During the Transition Window, products will be accepted into evaluation against the preceding version of the PP. All relevant products submitted for evaluation after the Transition End Date shall only be evaluated against the new NIAP-approved PP.