Certification Allows for Streamlined Evaluation and Procurement by Civilian, Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security U.S. Government Agencies, and by Governments in 25 Other Countries
Merrillville, IN (September 20, 2010) Cimcor, a Merrillville, IN-based leader in the development of innovative security and integrity software solutions for corporate, government, and military initiatives, today announced that its CimTrak solution was recently awarded Common Criteria Certification by meeting the security requirements defined by the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (www.commoncriteriaportal.org).
"Common Criteria Certification is one of the most comprehensive software certification processes,” said Robert E. Johnson, III, co-founder, president and CEO, of Cimcor, Inc. “This recognition is a significant achievement in our continued effort to provide U.S. and international government agencies with the industry’s most secure information infrastructure solutions. Government buyers can feel confident that they are selecting a world-class solution recognized at the highest standards.”
The Common Criteria Certification is an internationally-recognized ISO standard (ISO/IEC15408) used by governments and other organizations to assess the security and assurance of technology products. This Certification provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation, and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standardized manner. In the U.S., the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) operate the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) under the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP).
"The InfoGard Laboratories evaluation team conducted comprehensive security testing of the Cimcor CimTrak IT product,” said Stephen Wilson, Common Criteria Evaluations Manager at InfoGard. “Cimcor chose to pursue the highest commercial assurance level at EAL 4. The team exhibited a commitment to the development of a secure IT product for its customers which resulted in the validation of CimTrak product at EAL 4+.”
Federal regulations mandate that all IT products purchased by the U.S. Government for national security systems that handle classified and certain non-classified information be Common Criteria certified. The Common Criteria Certification streamlines the evaluation and procurement process for federal government buyers. IT products and protection profiles that earn a Common Criteria certification can be procured without further evaluation.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Merrillville, IN, Cimcor is an industry leader in developing innovative security and integrity software solutions. The firm has continued to be on the front lines of corporate, government, and military initiatives to protect the nation’s computer networks from unauthorized access. Cimcor’s innovative flagship software product, CimTrak helps organizations to monitor, protect and “self-heal” computer servers and network devices in real-time, including who is making changes, what is being changed, when change is occurring, and how the change was made. These capabilities give their leaders and managers’ peace of mind and assurance that their IT assets are always in a known and verified state. Visit https://www.cimcor.com to learn more about Cimcor and CimTrak.
InfoGard, is accredited by the National Voluntary Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of NIST under Lab Code 100432-0 and approved by the Common Criteria Evaluation Validation Scheme (CCEVS) is an independent security testing lab located in San Luis Obispo, CA. InfoGard adheres to strict standards, considers numerous real-world deployment scenarios, and conducts comprehensive component-level systematic testing at the source-code level to determine if the IT component meets the security standards.