The Importance of Security

As the #1 storage provider to the U.S. government, NetApp understands the importance of security.DataSecurity_MultiTenancy_1_HiRes.jpg

In 2012, NetApp became the first storage provider to be certified and listed on the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). The certification of Data ONTAP 8.2.1 adds clustered Data ONTAP to the UC APL and reaffirms NetApp's commitment to product security and information assurance.

NetApp is proud to be the storage provider of choice for customers in mission-critical operational environments. The addition of clustered Data ONTAP to the UC APL highlights the value of unified, scale-out storage on the world's #1 branded storage operating system. Customers can choose any clustered (or 7-Mode) Data ONTAP 8.2.1 storage platform and know that it is certified for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

What is the UC APL and Why is Certification Important?

The UC APL is the single consolidated list of products that have completed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification as defined in the Unified Capability Requirements (UCR). UC APL certification ensures that a given technology meets stringent U.S. DoD standards for Interoperability and Information Assurance. It is required for information technologies that connect to the Defense Information Switched Network (DISN).

“NetApp has some of the most flexible, interoperable, and secure storage devices in the industry today,” said Jeremy Duncan, Managing Partner for Tachyon Dynamics. “NetApp’s Fabric Attached Storage (FAS) storage systems running Data ONTAP (clustered and 7-Mode) are among the few Data Storage Controllers (DSC) in the storage industry certified and listed on the DoD UC APL.”


Partnering for Success 


From initial UC APL application to product hardening, documentation development, and text execution, Tachyon Dynamics provided comprehensive test engineering support essential to NetApp’s success. The complete list of Data ONTAP version 8.2.1 certified DSC products is available on the UC APL at .

“We were extremely impressed with Tachyon Dynamics’ knowledge and expertise of network security and the overall UC APL process,” said Mike Scanlin, Information Assurance Program Manager at NetApp. “Their guidance, efforts, and decision support enabled a successful certification outcome and gave us the ability to offer more secure product configurations to our customers.”

Krista Germano, Marketing Programs Manager, U.S. Public Sector


One of my cusotmers at Fort Belvoir that works in the Northern Army Regional Medical Command asked if we have a CON for our E-Series and Santricity Manager??