NIAP Certification And Common Criteria For IT Security Products
The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) was originally created as a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA). It is now operated by the NSA and is a U.S. government initiative aimed at meeting the security testing needs of both IT consumers and providers.
NIAP certification is important to government agencies, enterprise customers and individual consumers alike, as it means that a manufacturer’s claims for security features and capabilities have been evaluated and confirmed by a neutral third party. In addition, NIAP-certified commercially available products are generally less expensive and more user-friendly than their COMSEC/Type 1 counterparts and also have greater flexibility to integrate with various platforms and systems. Added flexibility is especially important as many organizations utilize multiple Common Criteria certified products together in a layered manner. These multiple layers of encryption provide a greater depth of cyber defense.
Protect Private Data With NIAP-Certified Technology
The Common Criteria is a set of guidelines and specifications for information security products that were established to ensure the products meet the strong security standards designated for consumers, enterprises and government agencies. Attila Security’s GoSilent technology is currently included in the NIAP Products In-Evaluation List for two Common Criteria Protection Profiles.
- Stateful Firewall – Stateful layer 7 application firewall offers data packet filtering and is capable of tracking information flow states.
- VPN Gateway – IPSec IKEv1 & 1KEv2 with pre-shared keys and Top Secret (TS) level cryptography for the secure transmission of classified data.