Organizations requiring high levels of security to benefit from open virtualization technology
With this new certification, the KVM hypervisor on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM x86 servers now meets government security standards allowing open virtualization to be used in homeland security projects, command-and-control operations, and throughout government agencies that previously were limited to proprietary virtualization technologies. This security certification paves the way for governments, financial institutions and other security-conscious agencies to create secure, open virtualized IT environments and private clouds.
Open virtualization offers organizations, including government agencies and financial businesses, the opportunity to reduce costs and increase choice with the enterprise-grade KVM hypervisor.
"This certification highlights the combined power of SELinux and KVM and
we expect it to pave the way for broader adoption of private cloud
computing infrastructure in government agencies," said
"Security is critically important to all our clients as they share
workloads and data through virtualization and in the cloud — and
especially so to our government and financial customers around the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 features Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), a
joint project developed by the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the KVM hypervisor on IBM Systems was
certified by BSI,
The certification of KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 applies to IBM System x, BladeCenter and iDataPlex servers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with the KVM hypervisor is officially "In Evaluation" for Common Criteria certification at EAL4+.
For a full roster of Red Hat's certifications and accreditations, visit http://www.redhat.com/solutions/industry/government/certifications.html.
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