The Forefront TMG team is pleased to announce that our product has formally entered evaluation for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ certification, with TÜViT as the Common Criteria Testing Laboratory. EAL 4+ is the highest assurance level currently applied to products with a firewall component in the Common Criteria schema. The evaluation is being conducted by the German Federal office for Information Security (BSI).
The BSI’s certification is recognized by all countries that accept the Common Criteria, including the USA, the UK, France, Japan and more than 20 other countries. Products in the process of evaluation by the BSI are listed at https://www.bsi.bund.de/cln_165/ContentBSI/EN/topics/Certification/newcertificates.html. The Certification-ID assigned to Forefront TMG is BSI-DSZ-CC-0670.
The BSI has initially approved the “Security Target” (the scope and content of the certification) for Forefront TMG, and has begun the certification process. For customers interested in purchasing a certified firewall product, this is a significant indication that Forefront TMG is on track to receive EAL 4+ certification.
For a brief description of the Common Criteria certification, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Criteria. For the official Common Criteria portal, click here.
Authors: Nady Gorodetsky, Program Manager, Forefront TMG
David Strausberg, Technical Writer, Forefront TMG
Reviewer: Wolfgang Peter, Director Evaluation Body for IT Security at TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH
Is this evaluation complete? Is TMG certified as of today?
Any news on estimated date the evalution will be finished?
The link to the German site is broken/out of date. I too would like an update on when certification will be complete. It looks to have taken 12 months so far, which is more than a bit too long.
Too bad the original poster did not see fit to update this page with the following information:
Probably there is a reason for not-to-update. Greeting to TMG for this certification!