Highest Level Typically Achievable for Commercial Software February 27, 2012,
Volume 168, Issue 5
Solaris 11 has been submitted for certification by the Canadian Common Criteria Scheme in Level EAL4+. Certification will be against the protection profile "Operating System Protection Profile (OS PP)" as well as the extensions Advanced Management (AM); Extended Identification and Authentication (EIA); Labeled Security (LS); and Virtualization (VIRT). According to Oracle, EAL4+ is the highest level typically achievable for commercial software and is the highest level mutually recognized by 26 countries, including Germany and the USA. Completion of the certification lies in the hands of the certification authority. Readers can follow the status of this certification (as well as other certified Oracle software) on the page Oracle Security Evaluations.