CoreTrace Bouncer Enters Common Criteria Level 3+ Evaluation
AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – CoreTraceÃ‚®, the leading provider of application control and whitelisting solutions, announced today that its CoreTrace Bouncer is in evaluation under the Canadian Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS) to be certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+. Upon certification completion, CoreTrace Bouncer is expected to be the first application whitelisting solution to be certified to Common Criteria EAL 3+.
Common Criteria certifications are considered a prerequisite in many government procurements in the U.S. and abroad, and reflect extensive evaluations of the security features and capabilities of information technology and networking products in clearly specified, real-world operating environments. The certification process provides independent verification of the developer’s security test results, and evaluates the developer’s checks for vulnerabilities, the development environmental controls and the product’s configuration management.
“The CoreTrace team has been protecting sensitive and critical systems for over twenty years. We are committed to delivering solutions that meet or exceed the national security criteria articulated by NIAP,” said Toney Jennings, president and CEO of CoreTrace. “As the first application whitelisting solution to be certified Common Criteria EAL 3+, Bouncer’s government and enterprise customers will have the added confidence that comes from more extensive and methodical testing than that of lesser certifications such as EAL 2.”
Developed by the governments of Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the U.S., and now accepted by more than 26 countries, the Common Criteria international standard (officially known as “The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation”) defines functional and security assurance requirements that are tested by independent laboratories. Bouncer is being certified by EWA Canada, which maintains a fully accredited Common Criteria Evaluation Facility (CCEF) that provides the full complement of capabilities for all facets of the Common Criteria process.
CoreTraceÃ‚® is the leading provider of enterprise-ready, cross-platform application control and whitelisting solutions. The company’s award-winning and patented Bouncer solution provides three key benefits — advanced threat protection, configuration control and application intelligence. CoreTrace supplies application control and whitelisting solutions to a number of OEMS as well as enterprise customers in a wide variety of industries including energy, oil and gas, retail, financial services, telecommunications, and government agencies.