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RSA Security Analytics Threat Detection & Response Solution Gets Common Criteria Certification Accreditation

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RSA, the Security Division of EMC announces that it has received the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ certification for the latest version of its RSA Security Analytics product. The next-gen security analytical solution is tailored to provide pervasive visibility with real-time behavior analytics to detect and respond to many types of attacks.

Common Criteria is a technically demanding, internationally recognized security certification required by the U.S. and more than 20 national governments worldwide for departments and agencies seeking to procure commercial products. Common Criteria certification provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of computer security products has been conducted in a rigorous, standard, and repeatable manner. It involves rigorous evaluation, documentation, and testing against exacting standards to ensure products meet established minimums for functionality, information assurance, audit, management, as well as mandates for cryptographic capabilities required by the US Federal Government, global public sector organizations, critical infrastructure, and private industry.

The latest version of RSA Security Analytics being shipped was announced at the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco, unveiled expanded real-time behavior analytics capabilities, allowing analysts to expedite detection of advanced attack activities, among other capabilities. The new product has received certification at the EAL 2+ level of the Common Criteria scheme, which addresses product functionality development environment, documentation and product testing measures.

Mike Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired), Vice President and General Manager of RSA Global Public Sector, RSA said, Demand for advanced threat detection and response systems has skyrocketed, as customers step up efforts to detect attacks quickly and respond to them earlier in the attack lifecycle. This Common Criteria designation will help give public- and private-sector customers a high level of confidence in the ability of RSA Security Analytics to meet their security needs.“Every day the US Federal government and the critical infrastructure community entrust RSA to help with a vital mission: to prevent adversaries from obtaining critically sensitive data or disrupting systems. This certification is a testimony to the high standards to which we hold ourselves at RSA. The Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance recognizes that RSA Security Analytics meets or exceeds expectations for prescribed functionality, as well as for information and assurance, audit, management, and cryptographic requirements. We are proud that RSA Security Analytics has achieved this important certification to prove our commitment to offering world-class security solutions.”

The evaluation was performed by Leidos’ Common Criteria Testing Laboratory within its Commercial Cybersecurity practice.  Leidos is one of the top evaluation and testing laboratories approved by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to conduct testing and evaluation for Common Criteria and other certifications critical to U.S. government customers.

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