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August 10, 2017

Forcepoint Security Solutions Receive Common Criteria Certification

Jeff Hunter

Forcepoint is pleased to announce the company’s appliance-based security solutions including Forcepoint Web Security, Forcepoint Email Security, Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint DLP Endpoint and the V10000 Appliance have all received a Common Criteria (CC) certification.  

So, what is Common Criteria?

Common Criteria (CC) is an international set of guidelines and specifications developed for evaluating information security products, specifically to ensure they meet an agreed-upon security standard for government deployments. Common Criteria is more formally called "Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation." 

A Common Criteria evaluation is assigned an Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) based on the level of security testing involved. As part of the evaluation process, the CC’s independent licensed laboratories test each product to verify the product's security features and evaluates how well it meets the specifications defined in the Security Target.

The Security Target specifies overall product functionality, relevant security threats, and technical and functional requirements claimed to be met by the product. The results of a successful evaluation form the basis for an official certification of the product. With CC certification customers can be assured that the products they are buying have been evaluated and the vendor's claims have been verified by a vendor-neutral third party.

Highlights of CC Certification for Forcepoint:

  • Forcepoint was granted the Common Criteria Certificate on June 30, 2017 for Forcepoint Web Security, Forcepoint Email Security, Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint DLP Endpoint and the V10000 Appliance.
  • Two year certification process
  • Testing was performed in Sweden and is recognized in 28 major countries – a full list can be found here.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.