February 16, 2010
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 [email protected].
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.”