Microsoft database gains C2 certification

Microsoft database gains C2 certification

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

SEPT. 21'The most recent version of Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server 2000 database has earned C2 certification, company officials announced this week.

"We decided to go after this because there is a large market for C2-approved databases," said Jeff Ressler, Microsoft's lead product manager for SQL Server.

SQL Server 2000 is the first Microsoft database to be certified as meeting the C2 security standard through the Trust Technology Assessment Program, a project of the National Security Agency and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego performed the certification testing at its Virginia evaluation laboratory, Ressler said.

The evaluated configuration includes SQL Server 2000 Version 8.0 running on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a and a C2 upgrade. The amended version of Windows NT 4.0 received C2 certification early this year (see www.gcn.com/vol19_no3/news/1284-1.html).

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