SOURCE: SolarWinds


June 29, 2011 16:35 ET

U.S. Army Grants SolarWinds Products Certificate of Networthiness (CoN), NIAP Lists SolarWinds Products as "In Evaluation" for Common Criteria

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software for companies worldwide, announced today that the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command has authorized the use and purchase of SolarWinds' products with its Certificate of Networthiness (CoN). In addition, SolarWinds' portfolio of network, application and server management products are officially listed as "In Evaluation" by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for conformance to the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2.

"SolarWinds' products help the federal government reduce network downtime, manage network configuration, change and compliance, and improve staff efficiency," said Ed Jones, Senior VP, Business Development, DLT Solutions. "The receipt of the Army CoN is significant as it authorizes the use of SolarWinds products on Army Networks Worldwide. The pursuit of Common Criteria is further validation that SolarWinds is committed to the Federal marketplace. The CoN in conjunction with the NIAP certification will clearly expedite the procurement of these mission-critical tools that enable the warfighter."

U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN)
The U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) accreditation ensures SolarWinds products meet strict U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD) standards for security, compatibility and sustainability.

The CoN is required for all enterprise software products in the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network. The certification also applies to all National Guard, Army Reserve and DoD organizations that use the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network. Supporting information on SolarWinds' CoNs can be found on the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) website.

With the CoN, the following SolarWinds software can be loaded and used on any army computer:

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. CygnaCom's Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Assessment Program (NVLAP) and approved by the NIAP. The CygnaCom SEL performs Common Criteria evaluations in accordance with the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS).

Federal IT users needing to run applications in National Security Systems (NSS) environments can now look to SolarWinds as a compliant software solution. For a full list of SolarWinds products "In Evaluation," please visit the NIAP website.

"SolarWinds software is used by virtually every civilian agency and department of the Federal government and is committed to delivering software that supports these agencies' unique and dynamic needs," said Kevin Thompson, President and CEO, SolarWinds. "The NIAP listing and the Army CoN are significant strides to give our customers assurance that our products can meet the highest standards and compliance requirements and help ease the process of getting approvals from IT Security and Information Assurance groups to install our software."

SolarWinds' Community, thwack™, Extends Product Support
Using SolarWinds NCM, users can build custom policy reports specific to their organization's unique compliance needs. What's more, the SolarWinds online community, thwack, provides a number of out-of-the-box Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIG and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports available to download for free.

"Performing DISA STIG compliance checks on dozens of different networks is a labor intensive process, requiring manual inspections of many network devices. When I use NCM's Policy Reporter to audit my network against the DISA STIGs, it saves me an enormous amount of time," said Brian K. Tipton, Information Assurance Manager, C2 Solutions Group, Inc. "We anticipate that many Army network managers will choose to implement automated daily STIG compliance reports with NCM to improve their ongoing compliance and security."

Public Sector users can facilitate compliance with the DISA STIG report and easily create policies for FISMA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance.

The FISMA compliance report checks against Cisco networking devices, including routers and switches.

For more product and U.S. General Services Administration (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. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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