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Red Hat Expands Security Leadership by Seeking Common Criteria Certification for JBoss and MetaMatrix Solutions

RALEIGH, CAROLINE DU NORD

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it is pursuing Common Criteria certification for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, reinforcing its commitment to information technology (IT) security for public-sector customers. Additionally, Red Hat announced that the company has initiated its pursuit of Common Criteria certification for MetaMatrix Data Services Platform.

Created in response to increasing threats to network and computer security, Common Criteria is an internationally approved set of security standards used by governments and businesses worldwide. It is designed to bolster end-user confidence by providing clear and reliable assurance that a technology’s integrity and security architecture have been thoroughly tested and validated by an accredited, third-party source against the Common Criteria (CC) Standard for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408).

Many security-conscious customers, including U.S. government agencies, use Common Criteria certification as a determining factor in making IT purchasing decisions. As the number of federal agencies mandating Common Criteria certification for all technology purchases continues to increase, Common Criteria is also gaining in importance around the globe, with customers in healthcare, financial services and other industries benefiting from the certification’s assurance of security. Currently recognized and adopted by 22 countries, Common Criteria certification allows government and commercial organizations in these nations to purchase IT products with the confidence that they are in compliance with widely accepted security standards.

While JBoss and MetaMatrix solutions have already been successfully and securely deployed in several U.S. government agencies, Red Hat has committed significant resources to achieving Common Criteria certification to supply government and commercial customers with solutions that meet the strict standards of Common Criteria.

"Red Hat is acutely aware of the increased focus on IT security by government organizations around the world," said Paul Smith, Vice President of Government Sales Operations at Red Hat. "In addition to delivering open, flexible and high-value enterprise middleware, Common Criteria certification will enable our government and commercial customers to more readily adopt and leverage the value of JBoss Enterprise Middleware and MetaMatrix."

To date, Red Hat has earned Common Criteria certification or is presently certifying solutions to various Evaluation Assurance Levels (EALs), including:

For more information about Red Hat Common Criteria certifications please visit www.redhat.com/solutions/government/commoncriteria/.

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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, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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