Microsoft Windows Receives EAL 4+ Certification
Windows has a Common Criteria (CC) certification:
Microsoft announced that all the products earned the EAL 4 + (Evaluation Assurance Level), which is the highest level granted to a commercial product.
The products receiving CC certification include Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2. Four different versions of Windows Server 2003 also received certification.
Is this true?
…director of security engineering strategy at Microsoft Steve Lipner said the certifications are a significant proof point of Redmond’s commitment to creating secure software.
Or are the certifications proof that EAL 4+ isn’t worth much?