The Department of Defense has given its blessing to Red Hat Advanced Server.

At an e-government conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Red Hat announced it was the first Linux-based platform to receive the Defense Information Systems Agency common operating environment certification. The COE is a software security and interoperability specification.

According to Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), the certification is one of the most “rigorous computing certifications” to obtain from the federal government.

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