Common Criteria represents a framework to provide a validation of the security functionality of a computer system. By performing a set of rigorous and repeatable tests, the framework provides participating countries assurance that the product meets the internationally agreed-upon security functional criteria. Meeting the requirements defined in the Common Criteria framework, a product evaluated by one nation is considered to have a valid evaluation by all other nations who have signed the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA) which includes U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). This, in practice, can result in common procurement requirements for the governments that are part of the CCRA.
In some cases, Lexmark may have two or more separate evaluations listed with similar model numbers. This is done because some Lexmark devices ship with a hard drive or have other functional differences, which require additional security targets to validate the security capabilities of the device. Adding these other validated devices gives Lexmark customers more options when selecting the appropriate device that meets their internal security requirements.
To view archived or expired certifications for previous generation devices, please visit Archived Certified Products : New CC Portal (commoncriteriaportal.org)