Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. achieves CC EAL4+ certification of R80.30 firmware for Security Gateway appliances with Firewall, IPS Blade Pattern Matcher and Security Management Server within 4 months after application to the Dutch Scheme

16.01.20 01:57 PM By Brightsight

Delft, 16 January 2020. Brightsight is proud to announce that we helped Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. obtain a Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+ certificate within 4 months after application. The certificate was issued by the Dutch CC Scheme (NSCIB) and covers Check Point’s R80.30 firmware.

On 25 June 2019, Check Point contacted Brightsight with an ambitious request. In order to seize a significant commercial opportunity, Check Point needed to obtain a CC EAL4+ certificate before the end of 2019. To increase the feasibility of the project, Brightsight organised a scoping workshop at Check Point to determine which configuration would meet the requirements of Check Point's commercial opportunity. This configuration was the starting point for the actual evaluation, which began in September 2019. An unprecedented acceleration strategy was used, aimed at compressing the typical evaluation timeline of approximately one year to just a few months. The strategy consisted of extensive interaction with the client through several workshops at Check Point and an efficient project governance structure, including senior management sponsorship at both ends. This approach and the support of NSCIB, which was able and willing to accommodate these short timelines, made it possible to issue the CC certificate to Check Point on 24 December 2019.

Mr. Gera Dorfman (VP, Network Security Products at Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.): "Back in July, my colleague told me that if we wanted to get this certification fast, there was only one company that could do it, and advised me to talk to Brightsight. He was right."

Mr. Wim Seinen (SVP Systems at Brightsight B.V.): "It was a big challenge, but also a great pleasure to help Checkpoint with their business opportunities through a wonderful team of evaluators. It was a solid team result for both Checkpoint and Brightsight, with the professional support of a consultant and the Dutch NSCIB scheme."

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally. Its solutions protect customers from 5th-generation cyber-attacks with an industry-leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other targeted attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture with its new Gen V advanced threat prevention that protects all networks, cloud and mobile operations of a business against all known attacks combined with the industry’s most comprehensive and intuitive single point of control management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

Brightsight has over 35 years of experience evaluating IT products. We help our clients reach their business goals with state-of-the-art technical capability and up-to-date certification knowledge in different regions and applications. Our customers benefit from our international accreditations and extensive experience via clear support during the evaluation process, avoiding delays in time to market. Brightsight has the largest evaluation capacity to complete more than 350 security evaluation requests per year from over 100 clients worldwide.