Red Hat receives new security certification

FedScoop, 10/29/12

Red Hat announced on Monday that Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6, including the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, has been awarded the Common Criteria certification at evaluation assurance level 4+, the highest level for an unmodified commercial operating system.

The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of standards used by the federal government and other organizations to assess the security and assurance of technology products.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features Security-Enhanced Linux, a joint project developed with the National Security Agency. The CC certification provides assurance that using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with the KVM hypervisor allows providers to host many tenants on the same machine while keeping their virtual guests separated from each other using mandatory access control technology developed by NSA.