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This blog will help you find information about the security evaluations of Microsoft’s products. The security standards used in these evaluations include the Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2. Some US Government agencies purchase only products that have been validated to comply with these standards.


Here you will find:



  • Links to authoritative references about completed evaluations

  • Products that are currently in evaluation

For details about Common Criteria certifications of Microsoft Windows, see:


Windows Common Criteria Certifications

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