As the leading global provider of IT Systems Management software, Kaseya solutions empower everyone, from individual consumers to large corporations and IT service providers, to proactively manage and control IT assets remotely, easily and efficiently from one integrated Web-based platform. Therefore on March 13, 2012 it came as no surprise that Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) completed evaluation for an EAL2+ certification under the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG). Kaseya actively participated in IT government security validations signifying the company’s commitment to providing users with trusted product security.
The Common Criteria certification process is complicated and in order to facilitate the certification, Kasey partnered with Corsec Security, Inc., a leading independent consulting firm with over fourteen years of validation experience. “Kaseya is dedicated to providing customers with a secure product which is shown through their achievement of an EAL2+ Common Criteria certification for the Kaseya VSA,” said Matthew Appler, CEO of Corsec Security. “Corsec is proud to have worked with such a dedicated team of professionals in achieving their certification goals.”
This certification allows Kaseya to engage with important government contracts globally. Thanks to the Common Criteria certification, “organizations can now easily acquire Kaseya solutions to improve service levels, meet security requirements around the globe, all while safeguarding the integrity and availability of sensitive information.” - Mark Sutherland, president and co-founder, Kaseya.
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which defines a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of information technology security products. The standard consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing laboratory. The Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Agreement (CCRA) is a pact that was designed to allow all evaluations up to an evaluation assurance level (EAL) 4, to be recognized by all participating countries, regardless of where the evaluation was completed. There are currently 26 countries involved in the CCRA including the United States, with many others that follow unofficially. Many organizations around the world mandate Common Criteria certification for all information technology systems.