London & New York, 21st January 2010, – 1E, a leading provider of software and services which reduce organizations’ IT costs and environmental footprint, today announced that its flagship PC power management solution, NightWatchman 5.6 and corresponding Wake-on-LAN availability management solution 1E WakeUp 5.6 have both gained Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) Certificationi.
This certification assures customers that the 1E solutions have gone through a rigorous analysis and testing process and conforms to standards sanctioned by the International Standards Organization. Common Criteria is an important worldwide security evaluation standard, which is recognized in 26 countries around the world. It provides a clear and reliable evaluation of the security capabilities of IT products.
“We are delighted to announce that our PC power and patch management solutions have met the stringent requirements of Common Criteria accreditation. Designing secure and scalable solutions is at the heart of what we do and this important, independent validation further demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest possible standards of software security”, comments Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E.
“Achieving this internationally recognized standard means that our global customers can make smarter, more informed purchasing decisions about our solutions”, concludes Karayi.
NightWatchman is the world leading PC power management solution for organizations both large and small. Simple and quick to implement and with proven accuracy, it enables significant cost savings by applying effective PC power management that won’t slow business productivity down. Since its inception, NightWatchman has saved our customers USD$360 million in energy costs alone and it is now installed on four million PCs.
1E WakeUp is proven and scalable technology for securely powering on PCs for successful software updates. By working in synchronization with Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007, 1E WakeUp, which is now installed in over five million seats worldwide and at several 200,000+ seat organizations, increases delivery success and visibility of PC health.
About Common Criteria
The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) is a set of evaluation criteria agreed to by the United States’ National Security Agency/National Institute of Standards and Technologies and equivalent bodies in 25 other countries. It was designed to resolve the technical and conceptual differences among existing standards for the evaluation of security systems and products. Certification to the Common Criteria requires in-depth analysis of product design and development methodology, backed by extensive testing. Common Criteria is currently recognized by the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
i The solutions from 1E were evaluated by the the Certification Body of the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the UK’s national technical authority for information assurance, under the terms of the UK IT Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme.