The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) evaluates ICT security products to protect government information. These formal independent assessments provide confidence that ICT security products perform as claimed by the vendor.
ASD performs the following types of evaluations:
- AISEP evaluations and certifications
- ASD Cryptographic Evaluations
- High Assurance evaluations
- other discrete evaluations.
The Evaluated Products List (EPL) lists ICT security products evaluated by ASD and certified for use in Australian and New Zealand government agencies.
ASD mutually recognises evaluations under the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) and agencies are able to select products certified by any CCRA nation where the result is listed on the Common Criteria Portal.
Australian and New Zealand government agencies can ask ASD to evaluate products by writing a letter of recommendation for evaluation.