IDS/IPS software gets Common Criteria certification

Third Brigade Deep Security, an intrusion detection and prevention system, has gotten Common Criteria certification, making it the first IDS/IPS to get Evaluation Assurance Level 3+ certification, the company said.

Overseen in the United States by the National Information Assurance, Common Criteria is a set of security requirements set by government agencies and private companies. To get their products certified, vendors provide a set of security attributes for each product, which are verified by an independent laboratory.

The Defense Department uses the Common Criteria as a baseline for purchasing information technology products for secure networks. NIAP is a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Security Agency.

DOMUS IT Security Laboratory conducted the evaluation of Deep Security, which took 15 months to complete. Version 5 of the product was tested.

Third Brigade Deep Security is host-based IDS/IPS software. A host-based IDS inspects server audit logs for any suspicious behavior and filters network traffic for only pre-approved interactions. Deep Security can audit multiple operating systems and types of server software, including e-mail, Web application, Domain Name Server and others.

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