Common Criteria

CC NIAP

Our team at Accelerated Memory Production offers full support throughout the complicated validation process of Common Criteria with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), which can take up to 6 months. We offer a complete solution for Common Criteria evaluation and validation. If you need more info on how we can support you, please get in touch with us at sales@ampinc.com.

What are Common Criteria?

Cybersecurity has become a top priority for industries as well as governments around the world. Defense companies and government departments are being urged to adopt data encryption to enhance cybersecurity. This is where the Common Criteria come in.

Standardized as ISO/IEC 15408, the Common Criteria (CC) is an international benchmark recognized by 26 countries that provides an infrastructure to define assurance and functional requirements, i.e., manufacturers can create and claim certain product features, and certain testing labs can evaluate those products to verify whether they meet those claims.

There are two essential components of a CC evaluation: the Target of Evaluation (TOE) and the Security Target (ST). The TOE is the system/product that is subject to evaluation, and the ST is a document that lists all the security objectives, threats, and prerequisites of the TOE and how it meets those criteria.

At Accelerated Memory Production, Inc., our SSDs, SATA port, and PCIe Interface drives are based on data storage technology that is compliant with Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification. In addition to helping you meet your strict cost targets, our self-encrypting SSD solutions also feature pre-boot authentication, i.e., they need an authorized user to unlock the drive with a smart card or password before the computer can boot up or acknowledge the drive.

Our memory solutions’ encryption and authorization acquisition features make them ideal for sensitive data gathering and mission-critical applications.

What is the Purpose of Common Criteria?

IT vendors – large and small – make proclamations about the security of their products all the time. Without some evidence to back their claim, their customers would be forced to take the vendor’s word regarding the claim’s accuracy.

The CC evaluation is beneficial to customers because it brings in independent third parties to validate those vendor claims against internationally-accepted standards. Regardless of your industry, you naturally want assurance that the products you purchase and use will meet your security requirements. Independent confirmation of vendor claims by third-party evaluators can give you much greater confidence.

Benefits of CC evaluations include:

  • Standardized examination methods so that you are guaranteed unbiased and consistent results;
  • Examinations against recognized industry standard metrics and criteria so you have some confidence that the measures are complete and relevant.
  • The credibility of the third party is the basis for trusting the results; third parties that use open processes for standards development and publication of results offer the greatest credibility.

From Solid State Drives to Memory Modules

Whether for the enterprise SSD drive, traditional hard disk drive, commercial flash-based SSD, NAND flash memory, traditional HDD form factors, or any other storage device or operating system, it is imperative to be tested and certified before being deployed to production environments.

Accelerated Memory Production can help companies like yours build confidence in their technology investments by providing them with the knowledge and expertise needed to qualify their product(s) for Common Criteria evaluation.

With this evaluation, you can compare your specific needs alongside the Common Criteria’s standards to determine the level of security you need. You can also benefit from the evaluated security features report you get from the process while judging the security of other digital storage products.

About Accelerated Memory Production, Inc.

Accelerated Memory Production, Inc. delivers memory and storage space solutions explicitly designed to accommodate the demands of today’s high-performance computing environment. Our engineers have reimagined the SSD and Flash storage and offer the industry’s most sophisticated capabilities with high storage capacity for military, industrial, enterprise, communications, and networking applications.

The AMP, Inc. product line includes technologies such as solid-state drive, DRAM modules, USB embedded, SD cards, and NAND Flash memory modules, which are used for main memory and boot drive within embedded devices, personal computers, and server applications to store data. Each of our products is built upon our unique firmware and hardware architecture, which radically outpaces the reliability, performance, and scalability of traditional storage.

Explore our storage modules for different applications and needs. For additional information on this subject or to discuss how Accelerated Memory Production, Inc. can help you address the challenges of delivering secure, reliable, and cost-effective solutions contact us at 714-460-9800. You can also write to our team at sales@ampinc.com or fill out this short form.