RALEIGH, N.C - —
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 has received Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Special Interoperability Certification from the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) IPv6 Master Test Plan. The certification demonstrates Red Hat's ongoing commitment to meeting the growing demands of government agencies and enterprises as they adapt to the next-generation Internet.
The DoD IPv6 product certification program began as a mandate from the DoD's CIO and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD-NII) who targeted FY08 as a target IPv6 transition completion date for the DoD. The IPv6 Special Interoperability Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 was conducted by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), which evaluates vendor products and DoD systems as IPv6 Capable.
With the certification, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 has been certified for the DoD's Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL) for an IPv6 capable Host and Workstation and IPv6 capable Advanced Server. The certification ensures that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 meets the DoD's set of mandated requirements, appropriate to its Product Class, necessary for it to interoperate with other IPv6 products employed in DoD IPv6 networks.
Receiving the DoD's IPv6 capable certification serves as strong validation of Red Hat's ability to deliver solutions that meet demanding requirements," said Paul Smith, vice president of Government Operations at Red Hat. âOur continued support of standards and rigorous testing means that our federal government customers can confidently and quickly transition to the next-generation Internet with Red Hat Enterprise Linux."
For more information on the DoD IPv6 Standards Profiles for IPv6 Capable Products, or the DoD's official UC APL for IPv6 Testing Process, visit jitc.fhu.disa.mil/apl/ipv6/pdf/disr_ipv6_product_profile_v2.pdf or jitc.fhu.disa.mil/apl/ipv6/pdf/uc_apl_process_ipv6_v14.pdf, respectively.
For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat's certifications and accreditations, visit www.redhat.com.
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