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CA GigaStor Receives Common Criteria Certification


Three CA Technologies Service Assurance Solutions Now Meet Common Criteria’s Stringent Security Standards

ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that CA GigaStor™ 14.1, an OEM infrastructure management solution from Network Instruments, has met the requirements of Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ from the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized independent security certification recognized by governments in more than 26 countries, including the United States. Certification is granted when a Common Criteria testing laboratory, such as EWA Canada, determines that a product meets a defined measure of security. The certification addresses product functionality, development environment, documentation and product testing measures.

“CA GigaStor joins CA eHealth® Performance Manager and CA Spectrum® as infrastructure management products certified under the Common Criteria,” said Mike Sargent, general manager, Service Assurance, CA Technologies. “We are proud to have teamed with Network Instruments in this initiative. EWA Canada’s certification of CA GigaStor validates to our customers that the solution has been through a rigorous evaluation.”

“CA Technologies has helped government institutions around the globe use our GigaStor technology to help ensure the integrity and performance of critical applications and infrastructure,” said Douglas Smith, president and co-founder of Network Instruments. “Common Criteria certification confirms for our large enterprise and government customers that our solutions meet the stringent security standards necessary to manage their network resources.”

GigaStor is an essential product designed to help safeguard performance on today’s complex networks. Providing extensive data collection and unique time-based analysis, GigaStor integrates with CA Technologies solutions to help ensure the application service integrity, troubleshoot delivery issues, and quickly pinpoint performance problems.

IT organizations are increasingly held accountable for application performance across their networks. Yet the combination of disjointed monitoring tools and after-the-fact troubleshooting techniques often used can fail to safeguard the performance of today’s complex networks. Time lost while attempting to find relevant data among disparate utilities can quickly add up to longer mean time to repair (MTTR), lower IT service levels, and higher business costs. CA GigaStor provides a solution that is designed to integrate with CA Application Delivery Analysis (formerly CA NetQoS SuperAgent) to help troubleshoot application delivery issues, quickly pinpoint performance issues, and present diagnostic information through an efficient, repeatable workflow.

The CA GigaStor evaluation was performed at EWA Canada’s Common Criteria Evaluation Facility. EWA is one of only three labs approved by the Communications Security Establishment Canada that meet the Canadian Common Criteria Scheme. These labs conduct IT security evaluations for conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, International Standard ISO/IEC 15408.

Recent CA Technologies Common Criteria evaluations include CA Directory r12 sp3, CA ACF2™ r14, CA Top Secret® r14, CA Federation Manager r12 SP1 deployed on CA SiteMinder* and CA Identity Manager r12.5.

*CA SiteMinder was formerly named CA SiteMinder Federation Security Services r12 SP1.

About Common Criteria

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) and the companion Common Methodology for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CEM) are the technical basis for an international agreement, the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA), which ensures that:

• Products can be evaluated by competent and independent licensed laboratories so as to determine the fulfillment of particular security properties, to a certain extent or assurance.
• Supporting documents are used within the Common Criteria certification process to define how the criteria and evaluation methods are applied when certifying specific technologies.
• The certification of the security properties of an evaluated product can be issued by a number of Certificate Authorizing Schemes, with this certification being based on the result of their evaluation.

These certificates are recognized by all the signatories of the CCRA.

About EWA Canada

EWA-Canada ( is Canada’s premier Information Assurance consulting firm specializing in IT Security Engineering, Managed Security Services and independent third-party evaluation and testing of products in its Common Criteria, FIPS 140 2 Cryptographic Module and Security Content Automation Protocol test labs. EWA-Canada is recognized for its comprehensive experience with Common Criteria evaluations, enabling companies to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the evaluation process thereby ensuring their products meet important certification requirements. For further information please visit us at

About Network Instruments

Since 1994, Network Instruments, a leading provider of performance management and troubleshooting solutions, has helped organizations ensure the delivery of business-critical applications. The company’s platform of management and reporting products provides comprehensive visibility into networks, infrastructure, and applications to optimize performance, speed troubleshooting, and assist long-term capacity planning. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company does business in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments – from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at


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