Oracle Application Server passes security test
- By Rutrell Yasin
- Aug 15, 2006
The Oracle Application Server 10g has successfully completed one of the most rigorous security assessments for commercially available software, Oracle officials said last week.
Oracle Applications Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, has achieved Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+. The software now meets the purchasing criteria of many public-sector organizations and agencies, company officials said. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables users to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments.
Accepted by 24 governments worldwide, the Common Criteria evaluation assesses the security of a product against a published security target. It is important to organizations that must comply with government-mandated procurement policies, such as the National Security Telecommunications Information Systems Security Policy #11 and the Department of Defense Directive 8500.1, which require agencies to purchase only products that have successfully completed a Common Criteria evaluation.
The evaluation marks Oracle's 23rd independent security evaluation, company officials said.
Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN.