TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has secured a new certification under the Common Criteria standards for its Enterprise Linux 7.1 operating system through Germany’s federal information security office, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 14.
The company said Dec. 13 the certification under General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile 3.9 serves to verify Enterprise Linux 7.1’s security for sensitive or critical systems and adds to its existing Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ designation.
“Military, national security, and other highly sensitive data center environments require a significant commitment to security and stringent compliance standards,” said Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager at Red Hat’s public sector unit, noting the company’s Linux platform.
Smith is an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017.
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