Red Hat Enterprise Linux Platform Earns NIST Security Recertification; Paul Smith Quoted

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 26, 2019 “” Red Hat renewed its Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 security certification for version 7.6 of its Enterprise Linux platform, GovCon Wire reported Dec. 12.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's FIPS 140-2 certificate revalidates the operating system's cryptographic modules designed to help government and commercial clients protect sensitive data, the company said Dec. 10.

“The FIPS 140-2 re-certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 shows our continued commitment to delivering a more secure and product-ready set of open hybrid cloud technologies,“ said Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of the North American public sector division at Red Hat and a 2019 Wash100 winner.

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