Bit9 Parity Suite Awarded Security Certification Required by Governments Seeking to Procure Commercial Products
03.21.11 – Waltham, Mass. – Bit9, Inc., the leader in Advanced Endpoint Protection, today announced that Bit9 Parity Suite, version 6.0.1, has been awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2. This certification assures customers that Bit9 Parity has gone through a rigorous analysis and testing process and conforms to standards sanctioned by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
“Bit9’s endpoint protection solutions are built from the ground up to comply with national security criteria and are widely used across the largest federal, state and local government networks,” said Harry Sverdlove, CTO at Bit9. “This milestone securing the Common Criteria EAL2+ certification demonstrates our commitment to achieving the highest security standards and compliance requirements. We are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and secure endpoint protection available today, to prevent ‘advanced persistent threats’, zero-day and targeted attacks.”
Bit9 Parity Suite provides advanced endpoint protection by providing total visibility and control over endpoints including laptops, desktops, servers and devices. Parity reduces the cost to maintain endpoints while providing the highest level of security.
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized security certification required by the U.S. and certain other governments worldwide for departments and agencies seeking to procure commercial products. Common Criteria certification also assures businesses that a product has been certified as meeting a standard measure of security, whether it is used internally or in solutions for customers. Bit9 Parity Suite has completed level 2 (EAL 2+), as defined by ISO/IEC 15408-2 and ISO/IEC 15408-3, which address product functionality, development environment, documentation and product testing measures.
The evaluation was performed by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL). Booz Allen is one of only nine CCTLs approved by the National Information Assurance Partnership that meet U.S. Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme. These labs conduct IT security evaluations for conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, International Standard ISO/IEC 15408. Booz Allen has a long history in providing both strategic consulting and evaluation services in common criteria and trust technology, as well as the spectrum of cyber security threats and defenses.
About Common Criteria
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) established the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to evaluate IT product conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, an international standard. The program, officially known as the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) is a partnership between the public and private sectors to help organizations select commercial off-the-shelf information technology (IT) products that meet their security requirements and to help manufacturers of those products gain acceptance in the global marketplace. Twenty-four countries now recognize the Common Criteria as the official third-party evaluation criteria for IT security procedures.
About Booz Allen
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for 95 years. Providing a broad range of services in strategy, operations, organization and change, information technology, systems engineering, and program management, Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Booz Allen has 25,000 employees and generates annual revenue of over $5 billion. Booz Allen’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory is a leading provider in product evaluations against a broad spectrum of standards
Bit9 is the leader in Advanced Endpoint Protection. The company’s award-winning solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by modern malware, targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats.
Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ — the world’s largest database of software intelligence — to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance and manageability. The company’s global customers come from a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.
Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application allowlisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit our website or call +1 617.393.7400.