Crunchy Data Delivers First Commercially Available 100% Open Source Relational Database Management System To Receive Common Criteria Certification

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Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL Receives Level 2 + Certification, Meeting Common Criteria’s Rigid Standards and Organizations’ Security Needs

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Today’s Common Criteria certification for Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL is an extremely important milestone for the open source database community in general and for PostgreSQL in particular.

Crunchy Data, a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and PostgreSQL technology, support and training, today announced that Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL, the company’s commercially available distribution of PostgreSQL 9.5, has been awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ certification, an international standard for computer security certification. It is the first commercially available 100% open source relational database management system to receive Common Criteria certification.

Governments and other organizations use Common Criteria to assess the security capabilities of technology products. Under Common Criteria, products are evaluated according to strict standards for various features, such as security functionality and the handling of security vulnerabilities. Common Criteria gives customers more confidence in the security features of technology products and helps lead to more informed technology purchasing decisions.

In addition to 100% open source PostgreSQL 9.5, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL provides enterprise users with popular open source PostgreSQL extensions including:

  • Crunchy MLS PostgreSQL -- An open source module for PostgreSQL that provides deeper integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s SELinux capability to provide an additional layer of security checking above and beyond that normally provided by PostgreSQL.
  • PostgreSQL Audit -- An open source audit log generator that extends the logging capability supported by PostgreSQL by providing detailed logging classes, the ability to control logging at a per-object level, and including fully-qualified object names for logged statements in independent fields of the log output.
  • PostGIS -- An open source spatial database extender to PostgreSQL, allowing PostgreSQL to use geographic information servers as spatially enabled databases.

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Bob Laurence, CEO, Crunchy Data
“Today’s Common Criteria certification for Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL is an extremely important milestone for the open source database community in general and for PostgreSQL in particular. This certification represents yet one more validation that PostgreSQL is trusted, secure and well-suited for any organization. Backed by secure technical support by leading PostgreSQL experts, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL delivers the security features and value associated with open source and the quality expected in enterprise software as demonstrated by this Common Criteria certification.”

David Egts, Chief Technologist, North American Public Sector, Red Hat
"We are excited that Crunchy Data has chosen to certify Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This gives customers a Common Criteria-certified and open source stack from the operating system layer to the application layer. Partners like Crunchy Data who share our open source values and commitment to public sector enable our government customers to get workloads into production faster by harnessing open source innovation, certified for use in the government enterprise. By certifying Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Crunchy Data can tap an install base across governments worldwide, and customers can now take advantage of the innovation and value an open source model provides when selecting a Common Criteria-certified, object-relational database platform."

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About Crunchy Data
Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. (Crunchy) is a fast growing provider of Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL a trusted, open source distribution of PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. When combined with Crunchy’s Secure Enterprise Support, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL provides enterprises with an open source and trusted relational database management solution backed by enterprise support from leading experts in PostgreSQL technology. For enterprises requiring dedicated PostgreSQL support, Crunchy provides on-premise PostgreSQL professional services and PostgreSQL training. Learn more at

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