Q:What is a consumer guide?

Consumer guides are found on the EPL and are for the benefit of Australian Government agencies. We publish a consumer guide for all ICT security products for which we have performed a Cryptographic evaluation and sometimes where we deem clarification of use for Australian Government is necessary.

Consumer guides give a brief description of the product, detail the scope of the evaluation and include recommendations for secure cryptographic usage. They also specify the classification of data that the product can be used to protect.

Products on the EPL that do not have a consumer guide include those that have not been recommended for the use of cryptographic security or products that do not contain cryptographic security.