Red Hat and IBM have received a high level of security certification for Red Hat applications on IBM servers, the companies announced at LinuxWorld in San Francisco.

The certification is for Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS and AS.

The companies met the Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation (CC), also referred to as CAPP/EAL3+.

Red Hat and IBM issued a statement with a statement from a Depart of Defense official who said the security achievement “gives the U.S. Department of Defense a greater assurance level when using commercial technology to build secure information systems for the federal government. We appreciate the significant effort that IBM and Red Hat have undertaken to comply with this international standard and their ongoing commitment to achieving even higher assurance levels.”

A Red Hat executive said the certification would help Red Hat and IBM win more government basis.

“Achieving this latest certification underscores the position of Linux in environments that demand high levels of security,” said Brian Stevens, vice president of Operating Systems Development at Red Hat. “We look forward to working with IBM to expand government deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.”

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