Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop have achieved Common Criteria Certification for the 7.15 release.

In September, we were officially “in evaluation” for Common Criteria. Today, I have the distinct pleasure of announcing that the testing is complete and XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 are officially certified! The security target and supporting documents are available on the Common Criteria portal and supporting documents on Citrix’s website.

Common Criteria is a 28-country agreement of “common” security expectations and certification that allows the security of products to be evaluated once in a Common Criteria-issuing country, and immediately qualified for sales into the governments of all Common Criteria member countries. For XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15, Citrix certified in Canada with DXC Technology as the evaluation facility. In previous certifications of versions 7.6 and 6, we have certified in the UK.

Achieving Common Criteria certification makes a significant statement to the security readiness of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. While it is a certification for governments, Common Criteria is also a commercial measure of security readiness, and is often referenced to support certification of customer data processing systems for standards including Payment Card Industry PCI DSS and HIPAA.

Please join me in celebrating a happy day and extending my thanks to the large Citrix team that made this happen!