Red Hat‘s Linux 7.1 operating system has received the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ for an unmodified commercial operating system under the Operating System Protection Profile.
Red Hat’s Linux 7 is the first operating system with anÂ Operating System Protection ProfileÂ to receive the certification in recognition for its work to help hardenÂ and secure informationÂ technologyÂ tools such as containers, the company said Tuesday.
The certification awarded byÂ BSI, Germany’s federal office for information security, verifies that theÂ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 complies with the security standards set by theÂ government.
Paul Smith, vice president and general manager at Red Hat’s public sector, saidÂ Red Hat Enterprise Linux is employed across financial markets and military communications networks.
He added that the certification showcases the system’s security features and its first in the market framework forÂ Linux container technology.
The system’s security, performance and reliability were evaluated and validated at the government and BSI’sÂ Atsec Information Security Cooperation accredited laboratory in comparison with theÂ Common Criteria Standard for Information Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408) at EAL4+.
The system has also been certifiedÂ forÂ advanced management, labeled security, runtime protection against programming errors and packet filtering and is compatible with Dell‘s PowerEdge, Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s ProLiant and IBM‘sÂ Enterprise,Â Big Endian with PowerVM and Little Endian.
The Common Criteria is a globalÂ set of standards followed by the government and other organizations to help verifyÂ a technology product’s security and assurance.