NETSCOUT nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switches Achieves Common Criteria Certification
Date: Wednesday April 13, 2016
WESTFORD, Mass. – April 13, 2016 – NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a market leader in service assurance and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the NETSCOUT nGenius 3900 Series Packet Flow Switches (PFS) has been approved by the National Information Assurance Partner (NIAP) as Common Criteria certified against the requirements of Protection Profile for Network Devices v1.1 and is in process of being certified by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). Last year, these products were certified: nGeniusONE® Service Assurance platform and InfiniStream® appliance.
The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation is an internationally approved set of security standards that provide a clear evaluation of the security capabilities of IT products. Government and associated agencies can deploy the nGenius 3900 Series PFS with confidence, knowing the 3900 series PFS meets the rigorous testing and technical requirements for interoperability and security mandated by the DoD, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Security Agency (NSA).
Today, 26 countries recognize the Common Criteria ISO standard (ISO/IEC15408) used by governments and other organizations to assess the security and assurance of technology products. Common Criteria provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standard manner.
“Our most security-conscious customers, especially federal and government agencies, recognize the importance of Common Criteria certification,” said Sarah Banks, nGenius 3900 series director of product management, at NETSCOUT. “Certification of the nGenius 3900 Series PFS validates the rigor and focus we have on ensuring IT security is built into our portfolio.”
The nGenius 3900 Series PFS streamlines, extends, and scales packet flow access across the enterprise to enhance the scope and efficacy of network monitoring, performance management, and security strategies. A highly scalable solution that supports the breadth of 1, 10, 40 and 100G interfaces with high-performance switching, it enables IT organizations to extend efficiency of 1/10G tools on 10/40 G links. The 3900 series PFS are optimized to work with NETSCOUT’s InfiniStream appliances and nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform for critical alarm monitoring, real-time metrics of switched traffic, and streamlined switch management.
In Progress to Certify for the UC APL to Assure Services for U.S. Military and Civilian Agencies
The UC APL certification creates and maintains a single consolidated list of products that have successfully completed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification. It assures that products have been independently verified to be compliant with the requirements of the Defense Information Systems Network, which is mandatory in order to connect to the DISA network. DISA provides information technology and communication support to the U.S. President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, military service and combatant commands as well as connects to all branches of the military in addition to related services, agencies and coalition partners.
About NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC.
NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a market leader in real-time service assurance and cybersecurity solutions for today’s most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT’s Adaptive Service Intelligence™ (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit www.netscout.com.
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