JBoss Middleware Wins Key Fed Security Certification

Red Hat's JBoss' open source Enterprise Middleware now has security certification for government projects thanks to receipt of the Common Criteria certification.

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Red Hat's JBoss' open source Enterprise Middleware now has security certification for government projects thanks to receipt of the Common Criteria certification.

The Common Criteria certification, now awarded to JBoss' Enterprise Application Platform 4.3, is often required by government agencies and firms doing business with them to illustrate products comply with security standards.

"In the federal government, Common Criteria certifications are required to establish the integrity of solutions for the most sensitive applications," said Paul Smith, general manager and vice president, Government Sales Operations, Red Hat, in a statement. "JBoss Enterprise Middleware has already proven to be an enterprise-class solution, and many government agencies already rely on JBoss to develop, deploy and manage their Java applications," he added.

The significant of an open source middleware option receiving security certification is also a milestone worth noting.

"By achieving Common Criteria certification at EAL2+, we are witnessing an important milestone in the evolution of open source middleware; JBoss has proven itself to be trustworthy and capable of meeting strict security requirements," Smith added.

To date, Red Hat said it has achieved 15 Common Criteria certifications across its entire portfolio.

The Common Criteria bases its security evaluations on the target system's reliability and security. The systems are tested and validated by an accredited, third party against the Common Criteria Standard for Information Technology Security Evaluation. CC's criteria for evaluating and certifying the information security of IT products and systems is recognized in 25 countries



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