protection profile


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protection profile

[prə′tek·shən ‚prō·fīl]
(computer science)
A structure for defining the security and functionality requirements of a computing system.
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Developed as an independent means of validating that security products, such as firewalls, address threats that exist in a specific environment, protection profiles serve to extend the National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy (NSTISSP No.
The NIAP responded by updating the protection profile to specify that the administrator need not be locked out after unsuccessful log-in attempts.
The Department of Defense (DoD) requires that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) WLAN systems incorporate the toughest security measures to protect the integrity of voice and data traffic traveling across the wireless network, and meet the requirements of FIPS 140-2 and the Common Criteria, including the WLAN Access System Protection Profile requirements.
You will probably also find these and similar requirements in the official German Protection Profile.
Based on the certification, Symantec Endpoint Protection conforms to the US Government Protection Profile for Anti-Virus Applications for Workstations in Basic Robustness Environments, Version 1.
Validation - All of the above capabilities must be validated under National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria (CC) with Protection Profile when available.
National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) has certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as conformant to EAL4+ and the following Protection Profiles: Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP), Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Protection Profile and Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP).
According to the company the Sidewinder G2 certification includes compliance to the US Department Of Defense Application-level Firewall Protection Profile for Basic Robustness Environments.
SGI and atsec information security have completed the Common Criteria evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 Update 4 at evaluation assurance level (EAL) 3+ with compliance to the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP).
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