Compatibility Questionnaire: NetIQ Solutions from Attachmate (NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager) — Archive

Important: The OVAL Compatibility Program was moved to "archive" status in December 2009, and replaced with the "OVAL Adoption Program." Under the OVAL Adoption Program product validation is performed by an external organization, allowing the OVAL Team to focus on educating vendors on best practices regarding the use and implementation OVAL and on how OVAL can continue to evolve as needed by the community.

Refer to the OVAL Adoption Program section for addition information and to review all products and services listed.

Organizational Information

Name of Your Organization:

NetIQ Solutions from Attachmate

Web Site:

Product Information

Product/Service Name:

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager

Compatible Categories:

OVAL Systems Characteristics Producer (Planned)
OVAL Systems Characteristics Consumer (Planned)
OVAL Definition Consumer (Beta)
OVAL Results Producer (Planned)
OVAL Results Consumer (Planned)

Product/Service Home Page:

General Capability Questions

Product Accessibility

Provide a short description of how and where your capability is made available to your customers and the public:
For access to NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager customers should contact NetIQ sales through our website.
Accuracy Questions

Language Version Indication

Describe how and where the capability indicates the version of the OVAL Language used to validate, create, or update its content:

It will be provided in the documentation that will follow release of the conversion tool.

Approach for Correction of Errors

Indicate how a user who discovers an error in the capability's use of OVAL can report the error:

OVAL definitions consumer capability will be released as separate stand-alone tool that will be supported by our technical support.

Describe the approach to responding to the above error reports and how applicable fixes will be applied:

There is a standard technical support procedure for addressing errors in NetIQ products. Errors will be fixed by scheduled new releases of the OVAL conversion tool.

Documentation Questions

Compatibility Documentation

Provide a copy, or directions to the location, of where the documentation describes OVAL and OVAL Compatibility for any customers:

Marketing materials and product documentation are not yet available. When they are they will be available on our website.

Language Support

Indicate the component schemas and/or individual OVAL Tests that the capability does not support for each category of OVAL Compatibility being applied for:

Capability Specific Questions

Finding Elements Using OVAL

Provide details regarding how users can identify and find individual OVAL content (through OVAL-IDs) that is being consumed by the capability. For example, how can a user determine which definitions have been consumed and what the result of each definition is:

The result of the work of conversion tool will be security template that will contain individual security checks each of which will represent separate OVAL definitions. Those checks will be available through product console and will contain OVAL-ID information.

OVAL Content Importation Process Explanation

If the capability does not support consuming OVAL content at runtime, explain the documented process by which users can submit OVAL content for interpretation by the capability, including how quickly submitted content is made available to the capability:
Process of consuming of new definitions file is following:
  1. User runs conversion tool that converts definitions file into NetIQ security template
  2. Using NetIQ SCM console user imports security template in the product
  3. Security template is ready to be run in enterprise environment

Statement of Compatibility

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following Compatibility Statement (required):

"As an authorized representative of my organization I agree that we will abide by all of the mandatory compatibility requirements as well as all of the additional mandatory compatibility requirements that are appropriate for our specific type of capability."

Name:   Matthew Ulery
Title:   Group Product Manager

Statement of Accuracy

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following accuracy Statement (recommended):

"As an authorized representative of my organization and to the best of my knowledge, there are no errors in the correctness of our capability's use of the OVAL Language and the interpretation of the logic."

Name:   Matthew Ulery
Title:   Group Product Manager

Statement on Follow-on Correctness Testing Support

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following statement about your organizations willingness to support correctness testing of other capabilities, which will be managed by the Reviewing Authority and kept to reasonable levels of effort for all involved. (required):

"As an authorized representative of my organization, we agree to support the Review Authority in follow-on correctness testing activities, where appropriate types of OVAL documents might need to be exchanged with other organizations attempting to prove the correctness of their capabilities."

Name:   Matthew Ulery
Title:   Group Product Manager

Page Last Updated: December 17, 2009