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SAP, Red Hat and VDEL to Offer Secure Solutions for Government Sector in Russia
RaleighUnited States, September 10, 2007
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, SAP (NYSE: SAP), the world's leading provider of business software, and VDEL, Red Hat's master distributor in Central and Eastern Europe, announce that they have reached an agreement to offer joint solutions for the government sector in Russia that comply with the security standards of the Russian government.
As a part of the contract, SAP will offer ERP customer solutions based on the Red Hat platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is currently the only Server and Workstation platform that has achieved government security certification OUD4+/NDV4, similar to the Common Criteria certification, in Russia.
VDEL and Red Hat will offer a migration path to a secure platform utilizing local business partners and a special 'upgrade' offer for existing SAP users.
In the view of the increasing expansion of open source standards in Russia, SAP CIS is extremely interested in installing its ERP solutions on the basis of the world's open source solutions leaders, such as Red Hat, said Jovan Marjanovic, managing director, SAP CIS.
The high level of security built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the many reasons that government departments with high security requirements choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a basis for their IT infrastructure, said Werner Knoblich, Vice President and General Manager for EMEA, Red Hat.
With this recent certification, Red Hat can more effectively assist customers to confidently deploy and run their SAP applications for which VDEL provides local support.
Security of data has long been a critical requirement for government institutions. In the increasingly competitive and regulated commercial sector it is also a priority for organizations, said Milan Prohaska, managing director, VDEL.
Working together, we are offering to our common customers a solution that has achieved security certification by governments in Russia, the United States and other jurisdictions.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for three consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, low-cost technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. More than 41,200 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applicationsfrom distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol
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About VDEL GmbH
VDEL is a Services Distribution company headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with subsidiaries in Moscow, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine, Warsaw, Poland; Belgrade, Serbia and Limassol, Cyprus. Starting with 1993, VDEL has been delivering services in the territory of Central- and Eastern Europe as well as Russia which extends over 12 different Time Zones, 23 countries and 32 languages, for which today it is providing support from the regional center for support based in Vrsac, Serbia.
VDEL Alliance is a value-added partner network established to deliver selected products that increases customer value. The range of products includes Linux Open Source products and applications, accounting and CRM solutions, business intelligence and databases.
Distribution of services includes infrastructure-related services, product configuration and installation support, remote and on-site implementation, products translation and localization, updates, upgrades, education and hands-on training, examination, marketing and sales support, and other related services which supports our local value-added partner network to help customers successfully implement the products.
For more information please visit: www.vdel.com
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