BlueCat Networks’ IPv6-Ready Solutions Pass Critical Initial Milestone for Meeting Rigorous International Security Standards

Toronto, Canada – September 14, 2011 – BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced that its IP Address Management, DNS and…

BlueCat Networks IP Address Management (IPAM), DNS and DHCP Solutions in Evaluation for Common Criteria Certification

 

Toronto, Canada – September 14, 2011 – BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced that its IP Address Management, DNS and DHCP solutions are now officially in evaluation for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL-2+) Certification after successfully completing several initial milestones.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. Common Criteria evaluation is mandated for information security products purchased by the U.S. federal government and other government and commercial clients around the world. BlueCat Networks’ decision to undergo Common Criteria evaluation further demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality solutions to organizations worldwide.

“Common Criteria guidelines are recognized worldwide and BlueCat Networks’ inclusion on the in-evaluation list is an important milestone,” said Brad Micklea, VP, Product Management, BlueCat Networks. “Organizations in both the public and private sector that demand the highest levels of security can continue to be confident that our Proteus IPAM solution and Adonis DNS and DHCP solution are secure and are being tested against the most exacting international standards.”

BlueCat Networks’ IPAM, DNS and DHCP solutions are in evaluation with CygnaCom’s Security Evaluation Laboratory (SEL), a certified National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) authorized to conduct product evaluations according to the Common Criteria (CC) (ISO/IEC 15408) and the Common Evaluation Methodology (CEM) under the U.S. scheme. NIAP is a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

BlueCat Networks products are undergoing rigorous testing and evaluation in our lab and have successfully achieved the first step in the Common Criteria certification process,” said Nithya Rachamadugu, Director, Security Evaluation Laboratory, CygnaCom Solutions. “BlueCat Networks now joins the prestigious list of in-evaluation products that government agencies and other organizations consider when selecting information technology solutions. The BlueCat Networks team has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the requirements for certification based on our detailed analysis of the functionality their solutions offer. We look forward to continuing to work with BlueCat Networks as their solutions progress further through the multiple phases of the certification process.”

BlueCat Networks’ appliance-based software solutions provide a purpose-built platform for critical IP Address Management (IPAM) and DNS/DHCP core network services and are deployed at some of the most demanding and secure organizations in the world. With a hardened operating system and extensive disaster recovery capabilities, BlueCat Networks’ physical and virtual appliances help government organizations deliver measurable value to citizens, employees, servicemen and women by improving security, lowering costs and increasing IT efficiency. BlueCat Networks solutions also allow governments to securely manage change and growth with unsurpassed scalability and future-ready support for IPv6 and DNSSEC.

To view a list of in-evaluation products, visit http://www.niap-ccevs.org/in_evaluation/

For more information about Common Criteria, visit www.commoncriteriaportal.org.

 

About CygnaCom Solutions

CygnaCom Solutions has been providing professional information security services and cryptographic solutions to government and business clients since 1994. With a staff of highly qualified engineers, CygnaCom provides a wide range of consulting services and customized solutions to help clients develop, implement and maintain their information security programs, policies and strategy. Through its accredited laboratories, CygnaCom is also a one-stop provider of comprehensive U.S. standards-based security testing and evaluation services for IT and cryptographic products. For more information, visit: http://www.cygnacom.com.

 

About BlueCat Networks

BlueCat Networks is a leading provider of smart, simple, scalable IP Address Management (IPAM) solutions. With tightly-integrated IP core services, our software solutions give organizations the power to centrally manage “everything IP” in their network from a single pane of glass. The result is a dynamic network that is more resilient, cost effective and easier to manage.

 

Rated in the highest “Strong Positive” category in the Gartner 2011 MarketScope for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management, BlueCat Networks’ feature-rich and future-ready solutions have helped Global 2000 companies and government agencies reduce costs and solve today’s most critical IT challenges – from accelerating the rollout of new services and optimizing core services in the branch office to data center virtualization and consolidation. We also help organizations manage growth and change by easing the transition to new technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. For more information, visit https://bluecatnetworks.com.

 

Proteus, Adonis, IPAM Intelligence, IPAM for Everyone and BlueCat Networks are trademarks of BlueCat Networks, Inc. and/or BlueCat Networks (USA) Inc.  Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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