Data ONTAP 8.2.1 (7-Mode) is Common Criteria certified at EAL 2+

As the #1 storage provider to the U.S. government, NetApp understands the importance of security.



Designed and rigorously tested with security in mind, Data ONTAP (DOT) 8.2.1 (7-Mode) is now Common Criteria certified at Evaluated Assurance Level (EAL) 2+.


Common Criteria certification is widely embraced as the international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for IT Security Evaluation. The 26 member nations that comprise the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) mutually recognize and rely on the Common Criteria framework for evaluation by competent and independently licensed laboratories and certification by internationally recognized certification bodies. 


From government to financials to healthcare, NetApp's history reflects an ongoing commitment to protect the data confidentiality, integrity, and availability needs of customers and partners who operate in mission critical environments.


NetApp's contributions and commitment to the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) led to the development of Unified Capabilities (UC) requirements for a Data Storage Controller (DSC). In 2012, NetApp became the first storage provider to be certified and listed on the UC Approved Products List (APL).


In 2005, NetApp became the first storage provider to achieve Common Criteria certification for its core operating system - Data ONTAP - the storage industry's #1 branded operating system. The certification of DOT 8.2.1 (7-Mode) reflects NetApp’s continued commitment to the security principles established by the Common Criteria standard. The certification of clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) 8.2.1 represents the first version of Data ONTAP certified for clustered environments and the next chapter built on a foundation of industry-leading security achievements.


With leading organizations worldwide counting on NetApp for software, systems and services to securely manage and store their data, we will continue to do what it takes to help them succeed now and into the future.