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Red Hat Achieves Security Certification for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform to Broaden Market Potential

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 Meets International Security Standard for Government and Enterprise Customers

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, 4.3 has achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ (augmented for flaw remediation). This marks the first Common Criteria certification for JBoss Enterprise Middleware, giving government agencies and other security-conscious organizations a new choice for enterprise Java applications. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 is Red Hat's premiere Java application platform solution which also forms the foundation for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss EnterpriseService Oriented Architecture (SOA) Platform, and is included with JBoss Enterprise Business Rules Management System (BRMS). Customers can now deploy JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 with the added confidence that they meet the security standards set forth through Common Criteria.

Government agencies and businesses in industries that require significant security assurance, including financial services and healthcare, rely on Common Criteria certifications to provide confidence that evaluated IT solutions comply with widely accepted security standards. Common Criteria is a set of internationally approved criteria for evaluating and certifying the information security of IT products and information systems, and is currently recognized in 25 countries. Security evaluations based on Common Criteria look at the security performance and reliability of the target system, which are tested and validated by an accredited, third-party source against the Common Criteria Standard for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408).

"JBoss Enterprise Middleware has already proven to be an enterprise-class solution, and many government agencies already rely on JBoss to develop, deploy and manage their Java applications," said Paul Smith, general manager and vice president, Government Sales Operations, Red Hat. "In the federal government, Common Criteria certifications are required to establish the integrity of solutions for the most sensitive applications. By achieving Common Criteria certification at EAL2+, we are witnessing an important milestone in the evolution of open source middleware; JBoss has proven itself to be trustworthy and capable of meeting strict security requirements."

Certification Details

Certifying Organization: Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der

Informationstechnik (BSI)

(Federal Office for Information Security)
Certification Level: Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+
Certificate Number: BSI-DSZ-CC-0531-2009
Evaluation Completed By: atsec information security

The successful evaluation continues Red Hat's long-standing commitment to security and Common Criteria. To date, Red Hat has achieved 15 Common Criteria certifications. Additionally, JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is currently In Evaluation' for Common Criteria certification at EAL 2+. For more information on Red Hat's commitment to security certifications, visit http://www.redhat.com/solutions/government/certifications/.

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