atsec Announces Common CriteriaCertification for Apple Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard

Austin, Texas, (PresseBox) - atsec information security is pleased to announce the successful Common Criteria Certification of Mac OS X Snow Leopard at EAL 3 (augmented for flaw remediation) with the Controlled Access Protection Profile [CAPP]. This certification includes both Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server.

The certification of Mac OS X through the German BSI national scheme adds another operating system to atsec's portfolio of over 60 OS evaluations. atsec has been involved with evaluating operating systems under Common Criteria for nearly a decade and our staff has had experience with ITSEC and Common Criteria since the 1980's.

The evaluation consisted of the operation of Mac OS X in a networked environment with other instances of Mac OS X, as well as other wellbehaved network systems and operating systems administered by the same management domain. All of the systems connected to the network were configured according to a defined common security policy.

The main security functions of the evaluated configuration are as follows:

- Audit
- User Data Protection
- Identification and Authentication
- Residual Data Protection
- Secure Communication
- Security Management
- TOE Self Protection

The evaluation technical report and the certificate will be available from the BSI web site and also on the Common Criteria portal:

atsec information security

atsec information security is an independent, standardsbased IT (information technology) security consulting and evaluation services company that combines a businessoriented approach to information security with indepth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich (Germany) in January 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the US, Sweden, the UK, and China. atsec leverages its deep security, process, and standards expertise to consult on a wide range of IT security needs, enabling clients to establish integrated security management procedures in order to manage security risk and improve data, product, and business process reliability. atsec works with leading global companies such as IBM, HP, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, RWE, and Wincor-Nixdorf.

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