Certified Product: VMware NSX v6.3 for vSphere

VMware NSX v6.3 for vSphere (hereafter referred to as the Target of Evaluation, or TOE) from VMware, Inc., was the subject of a Common Criteria evaluation performed by the Common Criteria Evaluation Facility at CGI IT Security Evaluation & Test Facility. The evaluation was completed in March 2017.

The evaluation of the TOE determined that this Information Technology (IT) product can be trusted, to EAL 2+ (ALC_FLR.1), to conform to the requirements of the associated security target.

The TOE is a software-only network virtualization platform that programmatically provisions and manages virtual networks through software. The TOE is a security solution for VMware virtualized environments that provide firewall and data protection security services. 

The TOE provides protection to virtualized networks from network-based attacks, protecting data in transit between datacenters and preventing misuse of network services and protected information contained within the network. The TOE includes virtual appliances and services essential for protecting virtual machines from attacks within/from the virtual and the physical environments.

The scope of this evaluation is defined by the security target, which identifies assumptions made during the evaluation, the intended environment for the TOE, the IT security requirements to be met, and the level of confidence (evaluation assurance level) to which it is asserted that the TOE 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 the TOE.