Citrix Virtualization products is the first complete virtualization solution to achieve Common Criteria Standards

Citrix XenDesktop, XenServer and XenApp Comprise First Complete Virtualization Solution to Achieve Common Criteria Standards

Citrix Virtualization Solutions Meet Internationally Recognized Security Standards and Government Requirements

Bethesda, MD » 9/2/2010 » Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that Citrix® XenServer™ and Citrix XenDesktop™ have been certified to meet Common Criteria EAL 2. With XenApp™, which was previously certified, Citrix now has the only end-to-end virtualization solution certified to meet the strict security requirements of many Global 1000 corporations and government agencies, including the Department of Defense.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408) which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology (IT) security products.

The certification ensures unparalleled flexibility, security and simplicity making will make it more attractive than ever for government agencies and secure-minded companies to adopt desktop, server and application virtualization.


  • Tom Simmons, area vice president – US Public Sector at Citrix – “The certification of XenDesktop and XenServer further demonstrates our commitment to delivering the kinds of secure virtual computing solutions that our customers demand,” said Tom Simmons, area vice president for Citrix Public Sector. “With these certifications, Citrix is now the first and only company to have a complete, end-to-end virtualization solution certified to meet the security and interoperability requirements of our federal customers, especially the Department of Defense.”


  • Donnie Downs, president and CEO – Plan B Technologies – “Our customers are looking for flexible and secure virtualization solutions. With Common Criteria certified solutions from Citrix we’re able to deliver just what each civilian and military agency needs without sacrificing security or functionality.”

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