Scalable network and cloud encryption solutions developer Certes Networks has earned Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 augmented (EAL4+) for its encryption policy and key management system (TrustNet Manager v3.4) as well as its line of variable speed, multi-layer encryption appliances (CEP v2.1.1 Firmware).†
EAL4+ is an internationally recognized assurance level available for software products under the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA). This certification is mandated for all IT solutions purchased by the U.S. federal government and is favored by many government agencies and businesses.
To facilitate the successful achievement of the Common Criteria certification, Certes Networks worked with Corsec Security Inc. and CGI’s accredited Common Criteria lab to complete the evaluation.
Certes Networks’ policy and key management solution enables scalable group encryption that is transparent to network performance and reliability. Their family of variable speed encryption (VSE) appliances enables bandwidth customizable tunnel-less data protection for Layer 2, Layer 3, and Layer 4 networks. The VSEs deliver line rate full-duplex encryption at 15 standardized rates ranging from 3 Mbps to 10 Gbps using the AES-256 encryption algorithm and SHA-256 hashing for per-packet authentication and integrity.
“The addition of the Common Criteria certification at EAL4+ validates the security capabilities of our products and solutions to government organizations around the world,” says Certes Networks CEO Tom Gill. “Undergoing this rigorous certification process confirms the quality of our Network Encryption solution and our dedication to helping organizations protect their data.”