Juniper Networks Routers, Switches and Security Solutions Achieve Common Criteria EAL-3 Certification

Juniper Networks announced that a number of their routing, switching and security solutions that have achieved Common Criteria (ISO 15408) certification for information assurance and security at Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL-3), satisfying critical requirements for defence and civilian government procurements.

Developed by the governments of Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the U.S., and now accepted by more than 25 countries – including Malaysia, the Common Criteria international standard defines functional and security assurance requirements that are tested by independent laboratories. Governments and industries around the world use Common Criteria to ensure rigorous and standardized evaluations of IT solutions in actual deployments. The certification–consuming (Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA) member organisation for Malaysia is CyberSecurity Malaysia (formerly known as NISER), at Mines Resort City in Seri Kembangan.

EAL-3 evaluates a product in design stage, with independent verification of the developer's testing results, and evaluates the developer's checks for vulnerabilities, the development environmental controls and the product's configuration management. Juniper routers and switches were certified by the UK Certification Body within Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the Information Assurance arm of U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Other Juniper routers and security solutions were tested and certified by Australia’s Defence Signals Directorate.

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