Network security vendor Palo Alto Networks, today announced that its next generation firewalls have achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+), making Palo Alto Networks firewalls validated for deployment in critical infrastructures, ranging from national governments to enterprise and financial institution networks.
The highest level of globally recognized certification for the firewall category, the EAL4+ certification expands on Palo Alto Networks’ existing credentials, including recognition by ICSA Labs (Network firewall certification), Telcordia (NEBS) and NIST (FIPS 140-2), and others, the company said.
The lineup of EAL4+ compliant products from Palo Alto Networks include its PA-500, PA-2000 Series, PA-4000 Series, and PA-5000 Series Next-Generation Firewalls running PAN-OS 4.0.12-h2.
The evaluation was performed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) in Columbia, Maryland, and was completed in April.
“Because of heightened cyber security concerns, many organizations are looking for innovative and proven network security solutions that give them better control over network traffic,” said Lee Klarich, senior vice president of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks. “This certification adds to the existing validations that underscore Palo Alto Networks firewalls are an exceptional platform to meet today’s pressing network security needs.”
More information on Common Criteria evaluation details specific to the Palo Alto Networks products is available here, and the full certification report is available here (PDF).