Nutanix 6.0 family of products Tested and Certified for Inclusion on Dept of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products Lists

Nutanix products making security a priority with continuous certification and passing of rigorous DISA Cybersecurity and CVE Testing

By Matt Keller

May 30, 2022 | min

Nutanix is pleased to announce that updated Nutanix® AOS, AHV, and Files products have been added to the Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL). Originally listed on the DoDIN APL in 2021, updated Nutanix product versions recently passed the rigorous DISA testing protocols in April 2022.

The DoDIN APL is a single consolidated list of products that have completed the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA’s) Cybersecurity (CS) and Interoperability (IO) certification. Products are tested against multiple Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) as well as subjected to vulnerability testing, CAC compliance, and IPv6 functionality requirements. Nutanix has successfully demonstrated the core security features of our products by passing this testing performed by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Test Center. JITC testing focused on showing Nutanix’s STIG compliance and honed process for CVE patching, with the results enabling the latest Nutanix products to be listed on the DoDIN APL.

Induprakas Keri, Nutanix’s Chief Product Security Officer stated, “Nutanix takes a comprehensive, defense-in-depth approach to security that covers the entire infrastructure lifecycle, from how the product is built to how it's deployed and managed. Our DoDIN APL listing demonstrates our on-going compliance to the DoDIN criteria and the DISA STIGS in this set of products that were just released. This means that our customers can trust that Nutanix has a plan for a regular cadence of DoDIN testing to show our products will stay compliant, so our government customers can choose Nutanix with confidence.”

In order to follow procurement requirements defined by the DoD and other departments, agencies may need to purchase only products that appear on the DoDIN APL as these products have been tested and shown to address government security standards. A listing on the DoDIN APL is required for all hardware and software products that are implemented into the technology infrastructure of the U.S. DoD by mandate of DoDI 8100.04 and fulfills Risk Management Framework (RMF) CS/IA testing requirements.

Nutanix products are designed to protect against cyber attacks and data loss by starting with an out-of-the-box, intrinsically hardened, scalable OS (Acropolis® OS) and hypervisor (AHV®) that are compliant against those STIGs required by the DISA guidelines. Nutanix provides native Data-At-Rest Encryption with FIPS 140-2 validated modules. Nutanix follows a comprehensive Security Development Lifecycle which incorporates security into every step of the Nutanix software development process so that security is built-in, not bolted on.

"Cybersecurity is a top priority for every government organization", said Chip George, Nutanix’s Vice President of Public Sector. "Nutanix DoDIN APL certification reflects our on-going commitment to help Federal customers improve their cybersecurity posture, meet mandates, and securely advance their cloud-smart agenda.”

For more details on the latest DoDIN APL Listing and other security certifications completed by Nutanix, please visit: Nutanix’s Trust Site. Government civilian and/or uniformed military personnel may receive the Nutanix Cybersecurity Assessment Package (CAP) by requesting this information from the Approved Products Certification Office (APCO).

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