Cyxtera gets common criteria security certification for AppGate SDP

Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company, has announced that AppGate SDP, the software-defined perimeter (SDP) solution for accelerating the journey to Zero Trust, has achieved Common Criteria Certification, the company said.

AppGate SDP is the first SDP solution to achieve this certification, indicating it meets stringent requirements for operating in security-sensitive or critical systems.

Common Criteria is recognized by 30 nations and was developed by the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Although it is a government-driven certification, it is recognized as important to any business or organization looking to leverage trusted security software solutions that are designed with compliance and performance in mind. Products evaluated against a Common Criteria standard exhibit a clear chain of evidence that the process of specification, implementation, and evaluation has been conducted in a rigorous and standard manner.

AppGate SDP was evaluated against and achieved the following certification: Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+. The + in this evaluation indicates the inclusion of network and firewall-applicable protection profile elements in the testing and evaluation criteria. The evaluation of AppGate SDP was conducted by a third-party auditor authorized by the Common Criteria consortium.

Cyxtera Technologies combines a worldwide footprint of 50+ best-in-class data centers with a portfolio of modern, cloud- and hybrid-ready security and analytics offerings — providing more than 3,500 enterprises, government agencies and service providers an integrated, secure and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for critical applications and systems. For more information about Cyxtera, visit