Achievement Underscores Virtual Instruments’ Commitment to Providing Industry-Leading and Validated Solutions for Federal Government, Financial Services and Healthcare Sectors
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Instruments, the leader in hybrid infrastructure management, announced today that its VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance v5.7 has completed the Common Criteria certification process. By achieving the certification, Virtual Instruments provides critical security assurance to customers in highly regulated industries, including federal government, financial services and healthcare.
As the centerpiece of the VirtualWisdom hybrid infrastructure management and AIOps platform, the VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance holistically monitors, analyzes and optimizes the health, utilization, capacity and performance of IT infrastructure within the context of the application. The completion of the Common Criteria certification under the NIAP-approved collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices (NDcPP) gives governments and end users confidence that the VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance has passed strenuous documentation and testing requirements.
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology products. The standard consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing laboratory. The Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Agreement (CCRA) is a pact, which was designed to allow all evaluations up to an EAL 2 to be recognized by all participating countries, regardless of where the evaluation was completed. There are currently 28 countries involved in the CCRA, including the United States and Canada, with others that follow unofficially, such as the EU.
“The completion of the Common Criteria certification process for the VirtualWisdom Platform Appliance demonstrates Virtual Instruments’ commitment to product security, giving federal agencies and regulated industries the ability to purchase a third-party-tested, verified, and trusted hybrid infrastructure management solution,” said Jake Nelson, Corsec Security, Inc. Director of Marketing. Corsec, the global leader in product security requirements hardening, assisted Virtual Instruments with its Common Criteria evaluation and helped streamline the certification effort.
The U.S. government mandates Common Criteria certification of security products for federal purchases. Through the NSTISSP No. 11, federal agencies are required to purchase only those commercial security products that have met specified third-party assurance requirements and have been tested by an accredited national laboratory.
“Federal government agencies rightfully place a premium on the security of their constituents’ data and information, and expect their hybrid infrastructure solution providers to assure the highest level of security in their products,” said Jay Lambke, President, Government Acquisitions, Inc. “With Virtual Instruments’ Common Criteria certification, our federal agency customers gain invaluable peace of mind that they are in compliance with the world’s most stringent security requirements.”
“The Common Criteria certification is a significant achievement for Virtual Instruments, as it provides our customers with invaluable third-party assurance that the VirtualWisdom platform meets the most stringent security requirements,” said Jeff Jordan, VP of Federal Sales, Virtual Instruments. “The certification underscores our commitment to delivering industry-leading solutions – validated through a rigorous testing process – to the U.S. and other international federal government agencies. In addition, this certification further illustrates the completeness of our hybrid IT infrastructure management solutions versus competitive offerings that lack certification.”
About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments is the leader in application-centric hybrid infrastructure management. It provides comprehensive infrastructure instrumentation and performance analytics for enterprise data centers. The company’s solutions give IT teams deep workload visibility and actionable insights into their end-to-end systems across the hybrid data center. Virtual Instruments empowers companies to maximize the performance, availability and utilization of their production IT infrastructure from the data center to the cloud. The privately held company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit https://www.virtualinstruments.com.
About Corsec Security
For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately-owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.
For further information, please visit www.corsec.com
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