UC APL

The Department of Defense (DoD) created the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL) in 2011 to identify solutions that can be trusted to address its security concerns.

Corsec helps determine the best path to being listed on the UC APL given your product’s unique market drivers, competitive landscape and primary goals.

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CONTACT CORSEC for information on the UC APL and other certifications for your product.

UC APL Overview

DoD agencies may only procure UC APL products for their technology infrastructure. To be included on the UC APL, products must complete a rigorous 39-step process overseen by the Unified Capabilities Certification Office (UCCO). The process includes:

  • the submission of properly completed forms and product documentation
  • attainment of prerequisite validations and certifications such as FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria
  • adherence to strict scheduling guidelines and interdependencies.

The specific requirements for a given product depend on its security category and are defined by the UC APL Security Technical Information Guides (STIGs). Products must also pass Information Assurance (IA) and Interoperability (IO) tests conducted at one of the DoD’s Testing Centers of Excellence. These tests are intended to ensure that a product meets the required level of security and integrates into an existing infrastructure without introducing operational risk.

See the complete list of DISA approved UC APL products here

UC APL Requirements

A listing on the UC APL allows organizations to sell their products to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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DISA requirements for UC APL

UC APL Common Questions

There are three major considerations when contemplating a product listing on the UC APL:

How long does a UC APL listing take?

To be included on the UC APL, products must complete a 39-step process overseen by the Unified Capabilities Certification Office (UCCO). The process includes the submission of properly completed forms and product documentation, attainment of prerequisite validations and certifications such as FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria and adherence to strict scheduling guidelines and interdependencies.

The specific requirements for a given product depend on its security category and are defined in the UC APL’s Security Technical Information Guides (STIGs). Products also must pass Information Assurance (IA) and Interoperability (IO) tests conducted at one of the Testing Centers of Excellence.

These tests are intended to ensure that a product meets the required level of security and integrates into an existing infrastructure without introducing operational risk.

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How much does getting listed on the UC APL cost?

Costs vary greatly, depending upon the complexity of the product. Additionally, poor planning and failure to properly execute a plan have resulted in some staggering sums being spent on the listing process.

Figuring out how much UC APL listing will cost is one of the most important activities when planning an evaluation effort.

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How do I get listed on the UC APL?

In order to begin the UC APL listing process, there are a number of decisions that need to be made. However, none of these decisions can be made until you understand the following:

ROI Cost Product Changes Certification Options Timing Customer Requirements New Business Areas Competitive Analysis

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Corsec offers a comprehensive set of services to help you answer all of these questions and achieve UC APL listing. Schedule An Assessment for your organization to determine the best options forward.


 

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