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Crestron Receives NIAP Certification

Crestron's line of DM NVX® AV-over -IP solutions have picked up accolades from trade publications and customers alike, with many noting that the products are perfect for those seeking high levels of security in both government and enterprise sectors.


There have been calls for this product to be certified according the "Common Criteria" which is technically known as CEVAS. The DM NVX family of products has received certification from NIAP, the National Information Assurance Partnership who oversee implementation for common criteria in America. These certifications were granted after rigorous testing and observations that these networking devices meet all requirements set forth by cCPPN-D (the collaborative protection profile).


The National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST) is a go-to place when it comes to certification and information assurance oversight work - but what do they have that can't be found elsewhere? Well actually plenty! For example...


There are several different NIAPs out there; some deal specifically with DoD organizations while others cover alliances between governments around the world including those outside America’s shores which may need protection from certain types of threats like cyberattacks due their location or because they operate critical infrastructure systems responsible for both public safety as well as economic.


“The NIAP certification and Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) is recognized worldwide by 31 countries, so multinational corporations can be reassured they are choosing a solution that will work across cultures.”


Michael DiBella, Director of Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron says that their certifications show how they can help organizations support the most aggressive security policies and standards.

“The safety and security of our customers is Crestron’s top priority. We are committed to maintaining a high level for data protection, which includes investing in cutting-edge technologies that help protect against increasingly sophisticated threats like malware attacks or ransomware instances.".


“The rigorous testing required to achieve this certification has made DM NVX preferred solution for some of the most secure deployments in DoD, NSA and other high-security environments," says Ludke, Director of Product Management AV Solutions for Crestron.


Cryptography is a standard part of most government agencies' security programs. Both DoD APL and NIAP certify certain algorithms according to the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) or Common Criteria, which are established by U.S., European Union member states governments for use in their computer systems equipment purchases that exceed $10,000 per year.


The FIPS certified cryptography used by DM NVX and 4-Series Control Systems can be expanded to other products. Crestron’s engineering team works closely with sales in order for them achieve customer requirements through the right certification searches, which will ultimately lead up an improved product offering.


The job doesn't stop once a product's certified- because of advances in technology, the shelf life on certifications is short and constant recertification is required. In fact, the DM NVX line just completed its second certification!


The pursuit of these certifications is an extension to Crestron’s commitment in creating best-in class products. As DiBella notes, "Moving signals are common; moving them while supporting security standards has always been difficult and that's what sets us apart from competition."