Red Hat Achieves 7 NIST Info Security Certifications; Paul Smith Comments

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Red Hat has achieved seven certifications through a program run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to certify security systems used by federal agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

The open source provider achieved the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certifications for its Enterprise Linux 6.2, run on HP ProLiant DL585 and IBM BladeCenter HS22 servers, Red Hat said Tuesday.

Independent, accredited test facilities evaluate cryptographic modules for hardware and software used by agencies to protect sensitive information in computer, telecommunications systems and other information technology products.

Atsec‘s cryptographic and security testing laboratory in Austin, Texas evaluated Red Hat for the certifications.

“When dealing with highly sensitive information, IT security is at the forefront of our customer’s minds, especially those within federal sectors,” said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager for Red Hat’s public sector.

Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 6.2 is certified for use in cryptographic modules:

  • Dm-crypt
  • Kernel Crypto API
  • Libgcrypt Cryptographic Module
  • OpenSwan
  • OpenSSH-Client
  • OpenSSH-Server
  • OpenSSL
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