Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide

This STIG, combined with our Common Criteria certification, will help us support the U.S. government’s efforts to adopt open source software to reduce costs and unwanted vendor lock-in.

Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD’s security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source, object-relational database system with more than 20 years of active development and a strong global development community. Commercial enterprises and Government agencies with a focus on advanced data management can benefit from PostgreSQL’s proven architecture and reputation for reliability, data integrity, and cost effectiveness.

Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL, Crunchy Data’s trusted 100% open source PostgreSQL distribution, eases STIG compliance by providing trusted open source PostgreSQL along with the requisite security enhancing Audit Logging Extensions. Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL also includes popular extensions such as PostGIS, a geospatial extension for PostgreSQL.

To ensure that Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL represents the most trusted open source enterprise PostgreSQL distribution, Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL has received Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+…

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