XML Database Server Up for Common Criteria Certification
Mark Logic Corp.
- By Joab Jackson
- April 15, 2008
has submitted its
Extensible Markup Language (XML) database server for Common Criteria certification.
Version 4.0 of MarkLogic Server Enterprise Edition will be tested at Evaluation
Assurance Level 3. In addition, the certification will be augmented with ALC_FLR.3,
an assurance on the part of the vendor that it has a process in place to track
and fix flaws found in the software found after the certification is issued.
Overseen in the U.S. by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP),
Common Criteria is a set of security requirements set by government agencies
and private companies. To get their products certified, vendors provide a set
of security attributes for each product, which are verified by an independent
laboratory. NIAP is a partnership between the National Institute of Standards
and Technology and the National Security Agency.
"Reaching the evaluation phase of the Common Criteria security certification
is a significant milestone for us," said Christopher Lindblad, founder
and chief architect at Mark Logic, in a statement.
Server is database server software for handling XML data, one that uses
the XQuery and XPath standards. To date, no other XML databases have achieved
Common Criteria certification, though the latest releases of some widely used
relational databases such as Oracle and IBM DB2 do support XML parsing.
Joab Jackson is the chief technology editor of Government Computing News (GCN.com).