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Red Hat Completes FIPS 140-2 Certifications



  Red Hat Completes FIPS 140-2 Certifications

     National Institute of Standards and Technology Issues Seven Security
                          Certifications to Red Hat

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 23, 2013

Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the completion of seven Federal Information
Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certifications from the U.S. government’s
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This marks the
culmination of Red Hat’s largest certification effort to date with the U.S.
government.

Information security officials have a mandate to maintain greater control over
data and information systems. U.S. federal agencies that use
cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information in
computer, telecommunication systems and other IT-related products must use
FIPS-140 certified systems in order to meet those security requirements. FIPS
140-2 validation is also required by national agencies in Canada and is
recognized in Europe and Australia.

“When dealing with highly sensitive information, IT security is at the
forefront of our customer’s minds, especially those within federal sectors,”
said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager, Public Sector, Red Hat.
“Completing these FIPS 140-2 certifications reinforces the commitment that Red
Hat has to meeting the IT needs of those entities and providing the necessary
security protection levels required by federal agencies worldwide.”

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 on HP ProLiant DL585 and IBM BladeCenter® HS22
servers has achieved the following FIPS 140-2 certifications:

  * Kernel Crypto API Cryptographic Module
  * dm-crypt Cryptographic Module
  * OpenSwan Cryptographic Module
  * OpenSSH-Client Cryptographic Module
  * OpenSSH-Server Cryptographic Module
  * OpenSSL Cryptographic Module
  * Libgcrypt Cryptographic Module

The Secretary of Commerce approves standards and guidelines that are developed
by NIST for U.S. federal computer systems. NIST develops FIPS when there are
compelling U.S. government requirements, such as for security and
interoperability, and where there are no acceptable industry standards or
solutions. The FIPS 140 Publication Series coordinates the requirements and
standards from cryptography modules for hardware and software, and in order to
achieve FIPS 140-2 validation, cryptographic modules are subjected to rigorous
testing by independent, accredited test facilities.

The validation testing for today’s announcement was performed by atsec
information security corporation’s Cryptographic and Security Testing
Laboratory in Austin, Texas. atsec is an independent company with
long-standing experience in international IT security standards.

atsec commented: “We congratulate Red Hat on their successful certifications.
Red Hat continues to be an industry leader with their increasing number of
FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules that are regularly updated,
retested, and revalidated to the FIPS 140-2 standard; and those modules are
included in their distributions. The Red Hat developers and management team
show an ongoing commitment to meeting their customer’s compliance requirements
with the highest quality products. They prove that commitment by having those
products independently examined, tested and validated.”

For a full list of validated FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Modules
from NIST, visit
http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140val-all.htm.

Additional Resources

  * Red Hat Government
  * Details on Red Hat’s certifications
  * Red Hat Government on Twitter

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions,
using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud,
Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also
offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the
connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Red Hat, Inc.
Stephanie Wonderlick, 571-421-8169
swonderl@redhat.com
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