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Azul Systems® Solutions Enter into NIAP Evaluation for Common Criteria Certification

Azul Vega Appliances undergoing evaluation with NIAP for compliance with Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme

November 16, 2009

Mountain View, Calif. – November 16, 2009 – Azul Systems, the award-winning leader of enterprise server appliances for business-critical Java™ applications, today announced that it is officially “in evaluation” with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme for IT Security (CCEVS).

The NIAP CCEVS was established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) to evaluate the conformance of IT products to international standards. This program enables consumers to have confidence and trust in a particular IT product due to the rigorous process of evaluation and validation.

To be considered “in evaluation,” products must currently be undergoing evaluation in the United States with a NIAP-approved Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL). Sponsored by the Department of Defense, Azul Systems is working with the DSD Information Assurance Laboratory (DIAL), to conduct evaluation and testing in conformance to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC), International Standard ISO/IEC 15408. Upon successful evaluation, Azul Systems will be accredited and certified for Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) as recognized by the Common Criteria. Date of estimated completion for this certification is October 2010.

“Being officially listed assures organizations that Azul Systems is committed to delivering solutions that comply with the strict security requirements of the CCEVS,” said Patrick J. Conte, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. “With major installations targeted in the Department of Defense and other Government agencies, it is important for us to deliver a solution that meets the ongoing needs of our customers.”

“We’re very committed to working with DIAL to achieve the EAL2 certification for our products,” said Shyam Pillalamarri, VP of Engineering and Co-founder of Azul Systems. “The NIAP listing enables our customers, especially in the government, to employ the Azul solutions with confidence knowing that we are undergoing the rigorous certification process of the CCEVS.”

Recently, Azul Systems products were added to the GSA Schedule #GS-35F-0554V of Government Solution Advisors, LLC (GS Advisors), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems ( is an enterprise compute appliance vendor providing unsurpassed scalability, manageability, and real-time monitoring for Java™ based applications. By providing unparalleled compute and memory resources for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications, Azul enables organizations to dramatically simplify deployments, consolidate servers, increase capacities with predictable response times, and dramatically improve operating costs over traditional deployment models.

About GS Advisors

GS Advisors ( is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) whose focuses is on bringing new and innovative technologies to the Federal Government, enabling DOD, Intelligence and Federal Civilian Agencies have confidential mission based discussions around leveraging these solutions.


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