RALEIGH, N.C.–()–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 has renewed
the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) security
certifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST). FIPS 140-2 is a computer security standard that specifies the
requirements for cryptographic modules — including both hardware and
software components — used within a security system to protect
sensitive but unclassified information.

This re-certification helps to extend Red Hat’s leadership in providing
mission-critical-ready open source technologies to government agencies,
helping these organizations meet necessary information security
guidelines without compromising on their need for innovation, flexible
software solutions. Red Hat now holds more than 20 active FIPS
validations that meet the criteria for use by U.S. government agencies,
maintaining Red Hat’s commitment to providing open, more secure
innovation to the public sector.

As with the FIPS 140-2 re-certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in
March 2018, these cryptography certifications cover Red hat portfolio
technologies that incorporate Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5. The
additional Red Hat products re-certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7.5 for FIPS 140-2 include:

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat CloudForms
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 maintains FIPS 140-2 certification for the
following modules:

Additionally, these modules retain FIPS 140-2 certification on these
hardware configurations:

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 with Processor Algorithm Accelerators (PAA)
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 without PAA (single-user mode)

FIPS 140-2 validation is needed when agencies determine that specific
information systems should use cryptography to protect data; if
cryptography is required, then it must be validated. In order to achieve
FIPS 140-2 certification, cryptographic modules are subject to testing
by independent Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratories,
accredited by NIST. The validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 was
performed by the atsec information security corporation’s Cryptographic
and Security Testing Laboratory in Austin, Texas. Atsec is an
independent organization with long-standing experience in IT security
standards.

Supporting Quote

Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat
“Regardless
of technological advances, protecting sensitive information remains a
top priority for every government entity, from executive agencies to
state-level organizations. This need is one that Red Hat has helped to
meet for more than a decade with a portfolio of enterprise open source
solutions built on the backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux
platform. We further extend this commitment today with the FIPS 140-2
re-certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, providing the confidence
that Red Hat’s software can provide more secure computing at both the
operating system and layered infrastructure levels.”

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Hat
is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source
software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver
reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and
Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and
existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize
on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and
manage complex environments. Award-winning
support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted
adviser to the Fortune 500
. As a strategic partner to cloud
providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open
source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the
digital future.

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