SOURCE: SolarWinds


August 14, 2012 07:30 ET

NIAP Designates Common Criteria Certification for SolarWinds IT Management Products

Several SolarWinds Products Received Common Criteria Certification, Allowing Federal Organizations and Military IT Departments to Implement the Products in Their Networks Safely and Securely

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) -   SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, announced today that National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) has designated the SolarWinds Orion suite of IT management products as certified in the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS), an international standard for computer security achieved by national laboratory testing and evaluation.

Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized standard that provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for commercial and nationally sensitive government-use IT security products. Federal IT users needing to run applications in National Security Systems (NSS) environments can now look to SolarWinds as a compliant software solution.

"The Federal government, and its departments and civilian agencies, have a great use for SolarWinds software, and we make it our goal to provide the safe and secure products our government requires," said Kevin Thompson, President and CEO of SolarWinds. "We are proud to provide Common Criteria-certified products to our Federal customers so we can support the unique IT environments of our government and its military branches."

The Target of Evaluation (TOE), the products collectively listed below, provides security functionalities including identification and authentication, management, network monitoring, and configuration management all approved for use in Federal IT environments.

With the Common Criteria certification, the following SolarWinds Orion software can be loaded and used on Federal networks:

CyngaCom Solutions, a Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Assessment Program (NVLAP) and approved by the NIAP, determined that the above products meet the security criteria for the certification. The CygnaCom SEL performs Common Criteria evaluations in accordance with the NIAP CCEVS.

SolarWinds products are available on U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedule, through authorized resellers and multiple Federal purchasing vehicles. For more product and GSA pricing information, visit SolarWinds' Solutions for Federal Environments page.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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