We are very excited that WipeDrive is the first and only tool to erase hard drive data that completed the rigorous CCEVS EAL 4+ certification.
Orem, Utah (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
WhiteCanyon Software, Inc., makers of software that can securely wipe hard drive data, today announced WipeDrive 6.1 has completed Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification. The Certification is issued by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS). WipeDrive 6.1 is the only software to erase hard drive data that has achieved this Certification tier.
Common Criteria is the internationally recognized certification required by the U.S. and many governments worldwide to ensure commercial wipe hard drive software meets security requirements. When you wipe hard drive data, you need the most secure software.
The EAL 4+ Tier Certification additionally assures that Risk Assessment and testing has been performed to the source code level. The EAL 4+ Tier is required for use by the US Department of Defense on systems that contain sensitive or classified data. The Certification is defined by ISO/IEC 15408-2 and ISO/IEC 15408-3, which address product functionality, development environment, documentation, and product testing measures.
“We are very excited that WipeDrive is the first and only tool to erase hard drive data that completed the rigorous CCEVS EAL 4+ certification. This level of certification demonstrates our commitment to achieving the highest security standards and compliance requirements for our products that allow our customers to erase hard drive data," said Nathan Jones, North America VP of Sales.
The valuation was performed by Booz Allen Hamilton's Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL). Booz Allen is certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA) .
About Common Criteria:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) established the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to evaluate IT product conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, an international standard. The program, officially known as the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) is a partnership between the public and private sectors to help organizations select commercial off-the-shelf information technology (IT) products that meet their security requirements and to help manufacturers of those products gain acceptance in the global marketplace. Twenty-four countries now recognize the Common Criteria as the official third-party evaluation criteria for IT security procedures.
WhiteCanyon Software Inc.:
WhiteCanyon Software Inc. is a global provider of Enterprise software that that securely recovers, moves, and erases hard drive information stored on hard drives. The company's flagship product, WipeDrive 6.0 is the standard to wipe hard drive information so that the drive can be reused, sold or donated safely. Headquartered in Orem Utah, WhiteCanyon Software, Inc.’s global customer base includes United States and Foreign government agencies, healthcare providers, energy firms, financial institutions, and universities, among others. For more information please visit our website at whitecanyon.com or contact us:
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for 95 years. Providing a broad range of services in strategy, operations, organization and change, information technology, systems engineering, and program management, Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Booz Allen has 25,000 employees and generates annual revenue of over $5 billion. Booz Allen’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory is a leading provider in product evaluations and the industry expert for medium robustness evaluations.
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