In the dynamic world of data security, certifications are the cornerstone of trust, assuring a product’s resilience against potential threats. The recent attainment of Common Criteria (CC) certification by Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE v12 from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and listing on the NIAP Product Compliant List (PCL) signifies a significant step towards reinforcing data security and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information.
Unveiling Common Criteria and Its Significance
Common Criteria emerges as a gold standard in cybersecurity, a collaborative effort developed in partnership with the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Netherlands and the U.S. This international endeavor amalgamates the expertise of these nations to create a unified framework for evaluating the security attributes of IT products. It’s a testament to global cooperation in the face of a common adversary: cyberthreats.
Born out of the need to harmonize disparate security evaluation criteria such as TCSEC, CTCPEC and ITSEC standards, Common Criteria represents a concerted effort to establish a singular yardstick that aligns with the complexities of modern technology landscapes. This collaborative initiative isn’t just about compliance; it’s about crafting a dynamic framework that adapts to the evolving threat landscape, ensuring that products are capable of withstanding emerging challenges.
At its essence, Common Criteria centers on Security Functional Requirements (SFR) and Security Assurance Requirements (SAR). SFR stipulates stringent guidelines, encompassing everything from encryption protocols to access controls, while SAR scrutinizes the processes and procedures used to develop, test and maintain a product. These facets create a comprehensive evaluation matrix that leaves no stone unturned in pursuing cybersecurity excellence.
This international amalgamation signifies the global importance of data security. It underscores that cyberthreats recognize no boundaries, necessitating a collaborative defense strategy that transcends national borders. The significance of Common Criteria lies not just in its rigorous evaluation process but in its principle of unity — a united front against those who seek to exploit vulnerabilities in our digital realm. In an increasingly interconnected world, Common Criteria is not just a certification; it’s a symbol of global cyber resilience.
Central to the CC certification process are the Security Functional Requirements (SFR), rigorous guidelines outlining the security features a product must encompass. Beyond a mere checklist, SFR determines the level of security a product can provide against potential threats. In the realm of government procurement, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) plays a key role. This regulation establishes the U.S. government’s standards for acquiring goods and services, guaranteeing that products meet robust security criteria.
The Arduous Pathway to Certification
Attaining Common Criteria certification is an intricate journey. It involves exhaustive testing, evaluation and validation. Each aspect of the product — from code lines to security mechanisms and operational functionalities — is meticulously examined to ensure alignment with exacting criteria. The arduous nature of this certification process mirrors the relentless efforts required to fortify cybersecurity amidst evolving threats.
Enhancing Cybersecurity Resilience of Veeam Data Platform
The attainment of Common Criteria certification by Veeam Data Platform is not just a token accomplishment; it signifies a profound commitment to elevated data security. This certification underscores Veeam’s dedication to safeguarding customers’ critical information against potential breaches. However, this is just one facet of Veeam’s unwavering commitment to cybersecurity.
Veeam and the Veeam Data Platform security endeavors proudly boast a range of other commendable security achievements. With FIPS 140-2 compliance, Veeam ensures that the cryptographic foundations of its offerings meet rigorous U.S. government standards. The DoDIN APL listing further attests to the product’s reliability and suitability for demanding Department of Defense networks.
Veeam’s dedication to security is evident through the rigorous Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) process, where its products undergo meticulous examination, testing and remediation. The ISO and SOC certifications showcase adherence to international standards and robust information security practices. Moreover, implementing the Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) underscores Veeam’s commitment to embedding security throughout the product’s lifecycle.
As cyberthreats evolve, Veeam Data Platform helps our partners and customers build their fortress of security against unwanted threats. Veeam’s CC certification, DoDIN APL, FIPS 140-2, Independent Verification & Validation, ISO, SOC and other security accolades, reflect Veeam’s holistic approach to safeguarding customer data and our products. The product’s adherence to stringent standards and continuous commitment to security best practices positions it as a trailblazer in data protection, empowering organizations to embrace the digital future without compromising on security.