VMware vSphere has started its journey to Common Criteria certification.
So what is Common Criteria and why should we be bothered, to answer this a little background is in order. The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria or CC) is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification. Its current incarnation is version 3.1.
Originally IT security standards were different across the globe, what was considered secure under the Orange book might not have been accepted as such by Europe or Canada, Therefore CC was formed out of the following three standards: