Hardware and software has changed significantly since CeRTNA's original launch in 2008. Since that time the CeRTNA ERDS application environment has transitioned from a simple web client application to a more sophisticated thick client application named APEX.
The following workstation specifications are designed to satisfy the requirements for running APEX and are current as of July 1, 2017:
When CeRTNA was originally launched, the Windows XP environment was supported. Since that time, Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP and therefore CeRTNA will no longer certify Windows XP workstations.
CeRTNA will certify and support the CeRTNA ERDS application and the required tools on Windows 7 Professional or Windows 10 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit versions). If possible, CeRTNA recommends using Windows 10 Professional for APEX installations. Windows 10 Home Edition is not supported because it does not have support for Local Security Policy.
ERDS users will be provided with a SafeNet USB token that fulfills the requirement for two-factor authentication. You will need to download and install the SafeNet Authentication Client 10.2 token drivers. The driver installation program can be downloaded from the following URL:
When installing the driver software, you can accept all the default settings.