Siemens RUGGEDCOM ROS Completes CC Evaluation

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Siemens, on their recent achievement of completing the Common Criteria security certification process. The Siemens RUGGEDCOM ROS was awarded the Common Criteria certification through the U.S. scheme under the Network Device Collaborative Protection Profile (NDcPP) and all certification details are now available for review on NIAP’s secured products list here.

Additionally, see a complete listing of all Common Criteria certified products here.

About Common Criteria

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define 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, which was designed to allow all evaluations up to an evaluation assurance level (EAL) 2, to be recognized by all participating countries, regardless of where the evaluation was completed. There are currently 28 countries involved in the CCRA, including the United States and Canada, with others that follow unofficially such as the EU. The U.S. government mandates Common Criteria certification of security products for federal purchases. The National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy, NSTISSP No. 11, requires agencies to purchase only those commercial security products that have met specified third-party assurance requirements and have been tested by an accredited national laboratory.


The Siemens RUGGEDCOM switches provide Ethernet switching capabilities in a ruggedized enclosure for customer networks in virtually any environment and are primarily deployed in power distribution, refineries, or traffic control systems, etc. These switches are highly configurable and can be customized with a number of different line modules and power supply combinations.

The switches are designed specifically to operate in the most adverse conditions and to withstand harsh environmental conditions including temperature and humidity extremes, shock, vibration, and electromagnetic interference.

About Corsec Security, Inc.

For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.

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