Common Criteria

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, or Common Criteria, is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification.

Common Criteria is a framework in which computer system users can specify their security functional requirements and security assurance requirements (SFRs and SARs, respectively) through the use of Protection Profiles (PPs), vendors can then implement and/or make claims about the security attributes of their products, and testing laboratories can evaluate the products to determine if those claims are met.

Common Criteria provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation, and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standard and repeatable manner, at a level that is commensurate with the target environment for use.

Common Criteria is used as the basis for a Government driven certification scheme. Typically, evaluations are conducted for the use of Federal Government agencies and critical infrastructure.

Gigamon is actively keeping our products certified. Visit the NIAP CCEVS website to see the current GigaVUE-OS and models that are currently certified or check which version of the GigaVUE-OS is currently in-evaluation.