Imperva announced that its SecureSphere data security appliances are approved by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for conformance to the Common Criteria Certification process. SecureSphere appliances will be certified for Common Criteria (also known as ISO 15408), providing independent validation of their security capabilities that is recognized worldwide.
Upon completion of the conformance process, SecureSphere will be one of the first database and web application security appliances to achieve Common Criteria certification. Common Criteria Certification is a requirement of hardware and software devices used by federal government on national security systems. The international community has embraced the Common Criteria through the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) whereby the signers have agreed to accept the results of Common Criteria evaluations performed by other CCRA members.
Common Criteria certification will provide globally recognized validation of SecureSphere’s ability to secure web-based applications and databases. Imperva’s appliances enable organizations to protect web applications from being compromised, secure databases from internal and external attacks, and monitor database activity for audit and compliance reporting.