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Linux slinger Red Hat has achieved Common Criteria certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, making it suitable for high level US government security.

This means it is cleared as a platform suitable for US users with critical workloads in classified and sensitive deployments, including national security agencies, finance and healthcare organizations.

According to Red Hat, RHEL 8.2 was certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), an American government program that oversees evaluation and validation of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT products for conformance to the international Common Criteria requirements. Actual testing and validation was completed by Acumen Security, a laboratory accredited by the US government.