Security apps get Common Criteria nod

Fortinet's FortiOS 3.0 firmware has been certified at Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 Augmented (EAL 4+). The firmware is part of the company's application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-based FortiGate unified threat management appliance that includes firewall, antivirus, intrusion protection and virtual private networking. EWA-Canada conducted the evaluation.

A data-leakage prevention appliance from Fidelis has also been certified, at Common Criteria certification Level 2, with the vendor promising to offer an ALC_FLR.3-level systematic flaw remediation. The Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System (XPS) is an appliance that inspects traffic leaving a network for any sensitive information. SAIC Common Criteria Testing Laboratory certified version 5.0.3 of the appliance.

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