Zenoss Enterprise Enters into NIAP Evaluation for Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) Certification



Annapolis, MD – July 14, 2009 – Zenoss Inc., provider of the next generation alternative to legacy enterprise IT operations management solutions, today announced that Zenoss Enterprisehas entered into the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) evaluation for Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) certification. Common Criteria is an internationally recognized standard that provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for commercial and nationally sensitive government-use IT security products.


Zenoss Enterprise enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical and virtual environments with unprecedented power, agility and value.  Leveraging a commercial open source model, the solution provides enterprises the ability to break free of legacy complex and fragmented solutions offered by “the Big 4” at a fraction of their cost. Built as a singular, model-based product, Zenoss Enterprise contains rich functionality for both network and server monitoring including native VMware monitoring across the full virtualization infrastructure lifecycle.


To be considered “in evaluation,” products must currently be undergoing evaluation in the United States with a NIAP-approved Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL). Zenoss is working with CygnaCom Solutions, Inc. to conduct evaluation and testing. Upon successful completion, Zenoss Enterprise will meet the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security at Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2). DoD and Intelligence Community consumers may be able to purchase this product according to NSTISSP #11 and DoD 8500 acquisition policies.


“Zenoss realizes that our customers, especially those in government, want and in some cases require third-party validation of the effectiveness of our products,” said Erik Dahl, CTO and co-founder of Zenoss. “We look forward to working with CygnaCom to complete the certification process.”


CygnaCom’s Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL) is accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Assessment Program (NVLAP) and approved by the NIAP. The CygnaCom SEL performs Common Criteria evaluations in accordance with the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS).


To access the Zenoss Enterprise listing for Common Criteria testing, please visit the NIAP website at http://www.niap-ccevs.org/cc-scheme/in_evaluation/ or the Cygnacom website at http://www.cygnacom.com/labs/sel_epl.htm.


About Zenoss

Zenoss is a fast growing next generation alternative for IT operations management. The company backs Zenoss Enterprise implementations with a 50% or more cost savings guarantee on licensing, maintenance, and deployment compared to legacy products from HP, IBM, CA, and BMC. Hundreds of enterprises rely on Zenoss software to dramatically ease the burden of managing and administering enterprise IT operations monitoring, providing companies with one product to discover, monitor, alert, and report. Together with Zenoss Core, the company’s award winning open source community version, Zenoss products are used daily to monitor business-critical IT infrastructures in over 23,000 organizations around the globe. To learn more about Zenoss’ award-winning enterprise open source network monitoring software, visit  www.zenoss.com.


About CygnaCom

CygnaCom Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Entrust, Inc. and has been providing professional computer security services and cryptographic solutions to government and business since 1994. With a staff of highly qualified engineers, CygnaCom offers clients a complete package of customized solutions to support information security strategy and secure transactions. We have performed professional services for a wide range of clients, including the U.S. government, healthcare, and banking industries. CygnaCom’s team of security experts is skilled in helping clients meet their requirements for continuous IT innovation and development.