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SuSE Linux wins security clearance
Linux seller SuSE and server maker IBM have obtained a crucial security certification that will make the operating system an option for demanding military and government customers, the companies are expected to announce on Tuesday.
Many governments require certification to the international Common Criteria standard before they're allowed to purchase a specific computing product. SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 running on IBM's Intel-based xSeries servers achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) of the Common Criteria, the companies are expected to announce at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.
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