Information About FIPS and Common Criteria
The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) certification documents for Cisco Catalyst series switches are posted on the following website:
Click the link in the Certification column to view the Consolidated Validation Certificate and the Security Policy document. The Security Policy document describes the FIPS implementation, hardware installation, firmware initialization, and software configuration procedures for FIPS operation.
Common Criteria is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification. This standard is a set of requirements, tests, and evaluation methods that ensures that the Target of Evaluation complies with a specific Protection Profile or custom Security Target. For more information, see the security target document for specific Cisco Catalyst switch models and Cisco IOS Releases at: http://www.niap-ccevs.org/CCEVS_Products/pcl.cfm?tech_name=Network+Switch