Company’s Continuous Risk Management Framework Is Recertified By The NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation Program
ASHBURN, Va. – October 6, 2010 – Telos® Corporation today announced that two offerings in the company’s continuous risk management framework, Xacta® IA Manager, have been validated by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Program Office in accordance with the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS). Reinforcing its position as the federal government’s premier IT governance, risk management and compliance (IT GRC) solution, Xacta IA Manager was the first risk management and regulatory compliance product to be CCEVS certified in 2005. Both the Xacta Assessment Engine, which automates security authorization and C&A processes, and the Xacta Continuous Assessment offerings were evaluated.
CygnaCom Solutions conducted the Augmented Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) testing efforts. CygnaCom Solutions’ Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) is accredited by National Voluntary Laboratory Assessment Program (NVLAP) and approved by NIAP to conduct security evaluations. CygnaCom Solutions’ Security Evaluation Laboratory performs Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) evaluations in accordance with the Common Evaluation Methodology (CEM) under the United States scheme (NIAP CCEVS) policy and procedures.
Xacta IA Manager is a continuous risk management framework that automates and enforces IT security processes across the enterprise. It combines industry-leading security compliance and continuous risk assessment functionality with powerful process automation to establish a centralized IT GRC platform. As the federal government moves from compliance-based FISMA reporting, to more of a continuous monitoring and reporting environment, frameworks with proven capabilities to monitor the effectiveness of NIST 800-53 and DoDI 8500.2 controls become more important.
“Telos is dedicated to providing information assurance solutions that meet the government’s highest security standards and we are proud of the Common Criteria recertification for Xacta IA Manager,” said Rinaldi Pisani, vice president of Information Assurance for Telos Corporation. “This certification originally set Telos apart from the competition – uniquely qualified to support federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies requiring the highest security assurance.”
Telos submitted Xacta IA Manager for Common Criteria evaluation in accordance with Federal Government policy documented in National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy (NSTISSP) No. 11. This policy establishes acquisition preferences for IA and IA-enabled products that have been subjected to a standardized evaluation and validation process, and is particularly suitable for products integrated into systems that process, store, display, or transmit information related to national security or critical infrastructure.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.