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Pure Storage Earns NIAP Common Criteria Certification

FlashArray Receives Government Security Certification Providing Customers with the Highest Degree of Protection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 13, 2016 – Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, today announced that its FlashArray//m and 400 series products have earned the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Certification (Network Device Protection Profile, v1.1). This certification validates that products in the Pure Storage FlashArray portfolio meet the stringent testing and technical requirements for security mandated by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) along with 25 other governments worldwide.

“We recently released the results of our 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey, which showed that 37 percent of respondents cited cybersecurity as their organization's number one IT priority for 2016," said Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, ESG. "Vendors who achieve government security certifications such as NIAP Common Criteria provide the assurance that agencies need in order to buy products with confidence. This type of government certification means agencies can put their focus on other areas of the infrastructure and can worry less about the security of their storage array.”

In an era of increasing cyber threats, robust and certified security is critical for vendors. In the United States, all IT products purchased for national security systems are required to be NIAP certified. Pure Storage’s security standards and data-at-rest-encryption are also backed by the FIPS certified Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). Together, these certifications ensure that agency systems and data are protected around the clock. Pure Storage FlashArray products combine all-inclusive security with high-performance and radical simplicity providing government agencies with the highest degree of assurance and protection.

"Pure Storage has once again demonstrated the company’s commitment to becoming a leader in the Federal market by receiving NIAP certification,” said Dave Saunders, President of Pure Storage federal partner, TVAR Solutions. “Performance and price point continue to be complemented by obtaining ​critical ​US Government approvals and certifications." 

“Government agencies need confidence that the solutions they choose are secure,” said Dan Heydenfeldt, VP of Public Sector and Healthcare, Pure Storage. “The NIAP Common Criteria Certification underscores Pure Storage’s ability to not only provide innovative products that enable agencies to meet their missions, but to do so with the most advanced and secure all-flash array platform in the industry.”

About Common Criteria & NIAP

Common Criteria (CC) is an independent security certification recognized by the U.S. government as well as 25 other governments worldwide. NSA's National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is responsible for U.S. implementation of CC. In the U.S., all IT products purchased for national security systems are required to be CC certified. Pure Storage’s certification was approved by NIAP based on independent testing conducted by a NIAP-approved Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL).

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) accelerates possible, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company's disruptive, software-driven storage technology combined with a customer-friendly business model drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs. Pure Storage FlashArray//m is simpler, faster and more elegant than any other technology in the datacenter. FlashArray//m is ideal for the move toward big data and for performance-intensive workloads such as cloud computing, database systems, desktop virtualization, real-time analytics and server virtualization. With Pure’s industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 79, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include large and mid-size organizations across a range of industries: cloud-based software and service providers, consumer web, education, energy, financial services, governments, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications. With Pure Storage, companies push the boundaries of what’s possible to become faster, smarter and more innovative.


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