Red Hat Expands Security Leadership

Red Hat announced that it is pursuing Common Criteria certification for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, reinforcing its commitment to information technology (IT) security for public-sector customers. Additionally, Red Hat announced that the company has initiated its pursuit of Common Criteria certification for MetaMatrix Data Services Platform.

Created in response to increasing threats to network and computer security, Common Criteria is an internationally approved set of security standards used by governments and businesses worldwide. It is designed to bolster end-user confidence by providing clear and reliable assurance that a technology’s integrity and security architecture have been thoroughly tested and validated by an accredited, third-party source against the Common Criteria (CC) Standard for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408).

Many security-conscious customers, including U.S. government agencies, use Common Criteria certification as a determining factor in making IT purchasing decisions. As the number of federal agencies mandating Common Criteria certification for all technology purchases continues to increase, Common Criteria is also gaining in importance around the globe, with customers in healthcare, financial services and other industries benefiting from the certification’s assurance of security. Currently recognized and adopted by 22 countries, Common Criteria certification allows government and commercial organizations in these nations to purchase IT products with the confidence that they are in compliance with widely accepted security standards.

While JBoss and MetaMatrix solutions have already been successfully and securely deployed in several U.S. government agencies, Red Hat has committed significant resources to achieving Common Criteria certification to supply government and commercial customers with solutions that meet the strict standards of Common Criteria.

"Red Hat is acutely aware of the increased focus on IT security by government organizations around the world," said Paul Smith, Vice President of Government Sales Operations at Red Hat. "In addition to delivering open, flexible and high-value enterprise middleware, Common Criteria certification will enable our government and commercial customers to more readily adopt and leverage the value of JBoss Enterprise Middleware and MetaMatrix."

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