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Another PKI First for Entrust — Security Vendor Leads in Adhering to Latest Common Criteria Protection Profile

DALLAS April 25, 2012 Entrust

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Evaluation (CC), and the specific Protection Profiles fostered within, help to build the broadest possible international framework for mutual recognition of IT Security products. To achieve Common Criteria certification, organizations must submit IT security products to be evaluated by competent and independent licensed laboratories so as to determine the fulfillment of particular security properties, to a certain extent or assurance (EAL level).


Certificate Issuing and Management Components (CIMC) Protection Profile (Version 1.5)

"We believe in the importance of third-party validation and have completed evaluation of the Entrust PKI on each major-release code stream since 1999, recognizing that our customers place a lot of trust in this infrastructure," said Conner. "This particular evaluation reflects the increasing role of PKI and electronic validation to establish trust of electronic citizen identity documents."

This new Protection Profile fills a void that developed during the Common Criteria update. An earlier CIMC PP (v1.0), against which many PKI offerings were previously evaluated, was written against version 2.x of the Common Criteria and is not approved for use with the current version of Common Criteria (v3.1 R3). This new CIMC PP is approved for such use and provides a common basis for PKI conformance to Common Criteria at the EAL 4+ level and against the current Common Criteria.

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These capabilities may be achieved by implementing a dedicated in-house PKI environment, or by partnering with a trusted certification authority (CA) to host, manage and maintain an off-site PKI.

Certificate Issuing and Management Components Protection Profile (Version 1.5) Entrust Authority Security Manager 8.1 SP1 EAL 4+ Certification Report

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