RSA Archer® Platform Receives Common Criteria Certification


  • RSA Archer Platform 6.1 receives EAL 2+ certification
  • Designation demonstrates Platform passed stringent, impartial security testing

BEDFORD, MA – Jan. 16, 2017 — RSA, a Dell Technologies business, announced that it has received the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ certification for RSA Archer GRC Platform Release 6.1. EAL 2+ certification is designed to validate product development processes, documentation, product testing and security of the product.

The RSA Archer Suite helps put organizations on a proven path to take command of their business risk. RSA Archer solutions are engineered to offer the depth, breadth and adaptability to manage risk in multiple domains, combined with the ecosystem and track record to deliver strategic value to business organizations.

“Managing compliance and risk processes is a fundamental element of ensuring information systems and data are properly protected – especially in today’s constantly changing technical landscape,” said David Walter, Vice President, RSA Archer, RSA. “This Common Criteria designation gives public- and private-sector customers a higher level of confidence in the RSA Archer Platform’s ability to help them both control their business risk and meet their risk, compliance and security needs.”

The Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance recognizes that RSA Archer GRC Platform meets or exceeds expectations for prescribed functionality, as well as for information assurance, audit, management, and cryptographic requirements.

Common Criteria is a technically demanding, internationally recognized security certification required by the U.S. and more than 20 national governments worldwide for departments and agencies seeking to procure commercial products. Common Criteria certification provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of technology products has been conducted in a rigorous, standard, and repeatable manner. It involves in-depth evaluation, documentation, and testing against exacting standards to ensure products meet established minimums for functionality, information assurance, audit management, as well as mandates for access enforcement and cryptographic capabilities required by the U.S. federal government, global public sector organizations, critical infrastructure, and private industry.

Release 6.1 was launched in June 2016, introducing new use case packaging for deployment based on an organization’s specific needs and challenges. These new features and functionality are engineered to better engage users at all levels to implement and develop successful risk and compliance programs that protect organizations and enable growth.

The evaluation was performed by Leidos’ Common Criteria Testing Laboratory within its Commercial Cybersecurity practice. Leidos is one of the top evaluation and testing laboratories approved by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to conduct testing and evaluation for Common Criteria and other certifications critical to U.S. government customers.



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