Common Criteria / ISO 15408 Security Evaluation - CESG
UL was one of the first laboratories involved in the European Common Approval Scheme for Point-Of-Interaction devices. Nowadays UL is one of the accredited Common Criteria laboratories. UL's Commercial Evaluation Facility (CLEF) laboratory performs Common Criteria (CC) evaluations, for certification by the CESG Certification Body (CB), under the UK IT Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme.
Common Criteria is a framework in which products users can specify their security requirements, vendors can then implement the security attributes of their products, and accredited security laboratories will evaluate the products to determine if they actually meet the claims. In other words, Common Criteria provides some level of assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standard manner.
Common criteria gives customers more confidence in the security of smart cards, and therefore you, as a vendor, can target very specific security needs. All evaluation services are performed against ISO17025 accreditation quality standards. Those certificates are internationally recognised, through the CC Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) and the Senior Officials Group Information Systems Security (SOGIS) Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
Being a Common Criteria laboratory enables us to offer you a unique 'one-stop-solution' and optimized services for all your security evaluation needs. Through the partnership with a set of expert Common Criteria partners and external consultants, we deliver independent support and evaluation services to you.