Citrix NetScaler package certified

Citrix's NetScaler secure remote access package has been awarded Common Criteria EAL 2+
certification, the company announced this week.

The NetScaler package consists of an application switch, as well
the Access Gateway Enterprise Edition and Application Firewall
software. The system uses Secure Socket Layer-based virtual private
networking to securely offer network-based access to

Britain's Communications-Electronics Security Group certified
the system. Version 8 of NetScaler was certified.

Overseen in the United States by National Information Assurance
Partnership (NIAP), Common Criteria is an ISO-recognized set of
security requirements established by government agencies and
private companies. To have their products certified, vendors must
provide a set of security attributes for each product, which an
independent laboratory verifies.

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

EAL-2 of the Common Criteria scheme addresses product
functionality, the development environment, documentation and
product testing measures.

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.


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