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Pivot3 Achieves Common Criteria Certification to Support Expanding Edge Computing Use Cases in Government and Enterprise Markets

January 30, 2020 | Posted by Robert Neureither

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 30, 2020 – Pivot3, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, today announced that it achieved Common Criteria Assurance Continuity certification for its Acuity 10.6 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software platform. Pivot3 is the only HCI vendor with Common Criteria certification of a native-NVMe solution with policy-based management to automate data protection, security and workload performance. This provides government and enterprise customers with unprecedented capabilities to meet the highest security standards across the edge, core and cloud.

More than ever, data is being created and processed outside of datacenters and the cloud. Because of this, government agencies and other highly-regulated industries are incorporating edge strategies into their initiatives to support the management of highly distributed data and infrastructure.

“As more data is generated beyond the datacenter, federal customers require infrastructure solutions with the intelligence necessary to process and analyze across the edge, core and cloud – but without compromising security,” said Ben Bolles, vice president of product, Pivot3. “The Common Criteria certification is considered the gold standard for security, providing Pivot3’s customers with the confidence in knowing that their most mission-critical environments are protected and secure.”

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (International Organization for Standardization 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of information technology security products. This certification assures both government and private-sector organizations that Pivot3 provides the infrastructure necessary to mitigate emerging threats without compromising security, resilience and manageability at scale. Pivot3 had previously attained Common Criteria certification on its prior generation software platform.

The Common Criteria certification process consists of several evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last, with product security testing performed by accredited independent, third-party laboratories. This evaluation is recognized by over 28 participating countries, and others who follow the Common Criteria program unofficially such as the European Union

The U.S. government – as well as many other governments around the world –mandate Common Criteria certification of security products for purchases. All U.S. federal agencies are required to purchase commercial products that have met specified third-party assurance requirements and have been tested by an accredited national laboratory. Many commercial organizations also require Common Criteria certification for infrastructure and software solutions due to the certification’s intense security standards.

Corsec, the global leader in product security requirements hardening, assisted Pivot3 with its Common Criteria evaluation and helped streamline the certification effort.

“Government agencies face new challenges as they seek to keep up with the growing complexity of IT while protecting against ever-increasing security threats,” said Matthew Appler, CEO, Corsec Security, Inc. “Pivot3’s achievement of the Common Criteria certification on the latest generation of its Acuity software platform brings a powerful range of new capabilities to this market, providing agencies with the intelligent solutions needed to serve citizens and protect our nation’s infrastructure.”

About Corsec Security

For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria(CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately-owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations. For further information, please visit

About Pivot3

Pivot3 is the leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for video surveillance, video analytics, VDI and mixed workloads. Pivot3’s solutions provide security, resilience and management simplicity at scale for customers’ mission-critical environments. With thousands of customers in 64 countries, and deployments in education, hospitality, transportation, government, defense, healthcare, gaming, financial services and retail, Pivot3 allows IT to manage complexity at scale through intelligence and automation. Visit for to learn more.

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