Overview: Windows 2000 Common Criteria Certification

    Security begins with good software code and high-quality testing of that code.
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        Security begins with good software code and high-quality testing of that code, and it
        continues with the process used to identify, correct and patch security vulnerabilities, and
        with third-party auditing based on recognized standards. Because of this, Microsoft submitted
        the Windows 2000 family of operating systems for a through, independent evaluation based
        on the new Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.
        Ratified as an international standard in 1999, the Common Criteria replaces the old
        evaluation schemes, the US TCSEC, which provided the well-known “C2” rating, and the
        European ITSEC. The nations that embrace the Common Criteria believe that it will improve
        the availability of security-enhanced IT products, help customers evaluate IT products when
        making software purchase decisions, and contribute to higher levels of consumer confidence
        in IT product security.
        This paper provides an overview of the Common Criteria, the benefits of certification, the
        Microsoft® Windows® 2000 scenarios that have been certified, and resources available to
        help customers configure and administer a secure Windows 2000 environment based on the
        Common Criteria evaluation.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003

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