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Red Hat Certificate System achieves Common Criteria

Red Hat Certificate System achieves Common Criteria

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Red Hat has announced expanding its offering of open technologies to power the world’s most critical workloads with the Common Criteria certification of Red Hat Certificate System.

With cybersecurity front and center for CIOs across the public and private sectors, providing infrastructure technologies that meet the stringent security needs for sensitive production applications is critical.

Red Hat Certificate System is a portfolio of technologies that establish and maintain identities and helps keep communications private. Simplifying public key cryptography deployments and data encryption management, Red Hat Certificate System has been trusted for over a decade to power many of the world’s largest cryptographic key management deployments, such as the U.S. Department of Defense PKI system.

Through achieving Common Criteria certification, Red Hat Certificate System has demonstrated conformance to an internationally recognized set of security and functionality standards. Certifying against these standards attests that Red Hat Certificate System, the operating system running it, and the underlying hardware platform, can meet the highly-regulated and security-conscious needs of governments and commercial organizations around the globe.

Additionally, Red Hat Certificate System 9.4 is now an approved Certificate Authority component for Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solutions and is included in the CSfC Certificate Authority Components List. This program, established by the National Security Agency (NSA), enables commercial products to be used in layered solutions protecting National Security System (NSS) data.

Red Hat Certificate System 9.4 was certified using nCipher Security (formerly Thales) nShield hardware security modules (HSM) to provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment to enable secure cryptographic processing. The nCipher HSM complements Red Hat Certificate System by providing FIPS-certified key storage.

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