Red Hat Adds Common Criteria Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8


RALEIGH, NC, April 4, 2022 — Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, today announced new Common Criteria certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, further strengthening Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for users with critical workloads in classified and sensitive deployments.

A Common Criteria certification is intended to provide a level of assurance that a product meets certain security criteria for specific computing environments. One element of validation is rigorous, standardized and reproducible testing by any independent third party and provides a common basis for internationally sensitive IT operations.

For Common Criteria, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), with testing and validation performed by Acumen Security, a US government-accredited lab. The platform has been tested and validated against the Common Criteria standard for information security evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408) against the System Protection Profile version 4.2.1. NIAP General Purpose Operating System, including Extended Package for Secure Shell (SSH), version 1.0 and is the last version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to appear on the NIAP Compliant Product List.

Open Innovation for Sensitive Computing

As the IT threat landscape continues to evolve, organizations must find ways to continue to protect sensitive environments and systems while keeping pace with technological innovation. Red Hat is committed to meeting this need through a comprehensive assessment of all wallets and a US government-recognized validation effort. The many secure IT certifications Red Hat Enterprise Linux has earned underscore this dynamism, while making Red Hat Enterprise Linux the foundation of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud offerings in highly regulated IT deployments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 provides more than a validated foundation for security-conscious computing environments – it also includes the benefits of a Red Hat subscription. Although a Red Hat subscription includes extended levels of technical support, it also offers longer product lifecycles with more reliable and predictable product updates, a dedicated security response team to analyze and address potential vulnerabilities as they arise and proactive scanning tools to help identify and fix potential vulnerabilities. system problems.

Supporting quotes

Clara Conti, Vice President and General Manager, North American Public Sector, Red Hat
“Linux is the foundation of modern computing, including critical computing deployments of all kinds in the hybrid cloud. Today, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Common Criteria certification demonstrates our continued commitment to making Red Hat Enterprise Linux a platform that not only embraces innovation, but also serves as the backbone for mission-critical and sensitive operations. Security.

Kenneth Lasoski, Director, Common Criteria, Acumen Security
“Acumen Security, part of the global Intertek High Security Certifications group, congratulates Red Hat on achieving Common Criteria certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2. This rigorous security assessment against the stringent requirements for general-purpose operating systems identified by the National Information Assurance Partnership under the international Common Criteria Certification Standard demonstrates and confirms Red Hat’s commitment to available to security-conscious customers, such as as national security-related agencies, financial and healthcare organizations. We are honored that Red Hat has once again chosen Acumen Security as their security certification partner to achieve this important milestone and applaud their continued commitment and contribution to the information security industry.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-based approach to deliver reliable and high-performance Linux, hybrid cloud, containers, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted advisor to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, systems integrators, application vendors, customers and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

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