Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Receives Top Security Certification

The award was given by BSI, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security

By on October 30th, 2012 16:48 GMT

Red Hat has announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including the KVM hypervisor, has been awarded the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+

This award is the highest level of assurance for an unmodified commercial operating system, for the Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP) including extended modules for Advanced Management, Advanced Audit, Labeled Security, and Virtualization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on Dell, HP, IBM and SGI hardware.

“This marks our 15th completed Common Criteria certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, earning Red Hat a place at the top of the list of the industry’s most certified operating systems,” explained Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of Public Sector operations, Red Hat.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 was certified by BSI, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security. To facilitate this certification, Red Hat worked with atsec information security, a U.S. government and BSI accredited laboratory, which tested and validated the security, performance and reliability of the operating system.

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