Atsec information security announced the successful common criteria certification of Mac OS X Snow Leopard at EAL 3 (augmented for flaw remediation) with the Controlled Access Protection Profile. This certification includes both Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server.
The evaluation consisted of the operation of Mac OS X in a networked environment with other instances of Mac OS X, as well as other well-behaved network systems and operating systems administered by the same management domain.
All of the systems connected to the network were configured according to a defined common security policy.
The main security functions of the evaluated configuration are as follows:
- User data protestino
- Identification and authentication
- Residual data protestino
- Secure communication
- Security management
- TOE self protestino.