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VMware® vSphere 5.0 (hereafter referred to as vSphere 5.0), from VMware, Inc., was the subject of a Common Criteria evaluation performed by the Common Criteria Evaluation Facility at CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc., Ottawa, Canada. The evaluation was completed in May 2012.
The evaluation of vSphere 5.0 determined that this Information Technology (IT) product can be trusted, to Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4 augmented with ALC_FLR.2, to conform to the requirements of the associated security target.
vSphere 5.0 is a virtualization solution that provides an environment for the hosting and management of virtual machines on industry standard x86-compatible hardware platforms. vSphere 5.0 incorporates CAVP-validated cryptography to protect communications between its components.
The scope of this evaluation is defined by the security target, which identifies assumptions made during the evaluation, the intended environment for vSphere 5.0, the IT security requirements to be met, and the level of confidence (evaluation assurance level) to which it is asserted that vSphere 5.0 satisfies its IT security requirements.
Consumers are advised to carefully review the certification report to gain an understanding of the security functionality, the evaluated configuration, and the intended operating environment for vSphere 5.0.