SolarWinds Achieves Common Criteria Certification (Multi-Video)

ASTOR platinumSolarWindsthe 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Platinum Award Winner for Best Incident & Event Management Solution and a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is now certified under the Common Criteria with the Spanish Common Criteria Scheme (SCCS) for Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+.

The Common Criteria is an international standard for computer security with certification awarded after rigorous laboratory testing and evaluation that is confirmed by national authorities.

David Kimball, Solarwinds
David Kimball, Senior Vice President, Federal and National Government, SolarWinds

“SolarWinds continues to be a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT solutions that help simplify the lives of IT professionals around the world, particularly when it comes to the challenging and complex tasks of monitoring and managing government IT infrastructures,” said David Kimball, Senior Vice President, Federal and National Government, SolarWinds.

“By continuing to pass the stringent evaluation standards set forth by the Common Criteria certification, we also demonstrate our leadership in providing the critical assurances our government customers require in today’s challenging security climate.”

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Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation 

Common Criteria provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for commercial and nationally sensitive government-use IT security products.

Federal IT users needing to run applications in National Security Systems (NSS) environments can look to Common Criteria-certified software for numerous compliant software solutions.

The SolarWinds® Orion® Suite v2.0, comprising the solutions listed below, is now certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+, empowering government IT pros to implement and use the software safely on federal networks:


Previous versions of SolarWinds Orion Suite and SolarWinds Log & Event Manager have been certified for Common Criteria. More details are available here.

Electronic Warfare Associates – Canada, Ltd. (EWA-Canada) is a Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and approved by Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

EWA-Canada, in conjunction with its partner lab in the Spanish Common Criteria Scheme, evaluated SolarWinds software to determine that it meets all of the requirements of this security certification.

Erin Connor, Director of the EWA-Canada Common Criteria Test Lab
Erin Connor, Director of the EWA-Canada Common Criteria Test Lab

EWA-Canada is recognized for its extensive experience with Common Criteria evaluations, enabling companies to manage the process and ensure their products meet important certification requirements.

“EWA-Canada congratulates SolarWinds on the Common Criteria re-certification of the Version 2.0 update to Orion Suite,” said Erin Connor, Director of the EWA-Canada Common Criteria Test Lab.

“With this latest result SolarWinds continues its commitment to maintaining the certification to international standards for IT security of the tools that their government customers rely on.”

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SolarWinds Solutions for Government

  • SolarWinds software is available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Department of Defense ESI, and other contract vehicles.
  • U.S. Government certifications and approvals include Army CoN, Air Force APL, and Navy DADMS. Technical requirements include FIPS compatibility, DISA STIGs, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance.
  • SolarWinds also has hundreds of built-in automated compliance reports, which meet requirements of most major auditing authorities, including DISA STIG, FISMA, NIST, and more.
  • SolarWinds THWACK® online user community provides a number of out-of-the-box compliance report templates available to download for free that are designed to help users prepare for an inspection.
  • THWACK also provides information on Smart Card and Common Access Card (CAC) product support.

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For more product and GSA pricing information, and for a fully functional free trial of all above products, visit the SolarWinds Government Solutions page.

SolarWinds in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, SolarWinds will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Security Incident & Event Management Solutions (SIEM).

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to SolarWinds on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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Also, check out SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) which provides automated network change and configuration management capabilities to help further improve security compliance.

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