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Tenable Product Suite Awarded Common Criteria Security Certification

February 16, 2010

Columbia, MD

Tenable Product Suite Achieves Conformance with International Standard

Tenable Network Security, Inc., the leader in Unified Security Monitoring and creator of the popular and award-winning Nessus® vulnerability scanner, today announces Common Criteria certification for Tenable’s Security Center and components for meeting the security requirements defined by the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation. 

The National Information Assurance Project (NIAP) is a U.S. Government initiative between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency. NIAP sponsors a variety of projects and activities, including the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS). The Common Criteria is a recognized ISO standard (ISO/IEC15408) for evaluation of security measures in a given product. Many government agencies require that products they deploy have been evaluated under the Common Criteria process. 

To view the certification of the Tenable suite from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), please visit: http://www.niap-ccevs.org/vpl/. For more information regarding evaluating or purchasing the Tenable products certified for conformance with Common Criteria specifications contact sales@tenablesecurity.com

Tenable’s Common Criteria-certified product suite includes vulnerability management, log management and visualization solutions for IT procurement managers in the Federal and commercial sectors requiring conformance to a common ISO-based standard for assessing product security. 

Tenable’s Security Center product has been certified under Common Criteria (CC) Evaluation at Evaluation Assurance Level Two Augmented with Flaw Remediation (EAL2+). The Target Of Evaluation (TOE) includes all the elements that comprise a full deployment of the Security Center suite: Security Center (SC), Nessus Vulnerability Scanner (Nessus), Log Correlation Engine (LCE) and the LCE Clients, Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS), and the 3D Tool (3DT). 

“Tenable continues to invest significant research and development resources to ensure that our portfolio of products and solutions are secure and deliver third-party-validated capabilities to our customers,” said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable. “Security monitoring is a key priority for our customers and conformance with international certifications provide clear product differentiators for those making purchasing decisions. Common Criteria validation is an important milestone in our continued effort to provide the industry’s most secure security monitoring solutions.”

About Tenable

Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 23,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deeply understand assets, networks and vulnerabilities, extending this knowledge and expertise into Tenable.io™ to deliver the world’s first platform to provide live visibility into any asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and mid-sized organizations across the private and public sectors. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
cbaker@tenable.com
(443) 539-6476