IBM's z/OS gets certified

IBM's zSeries/Operating System Version 1 Release 8.0 has received augmented Evaluation Assurance Level 4 Common Criteria certification, following an evaluation of z/OS V1R8.0 by Atsec Information Security Corp.

The EAL 4+ certification of z/OS V1R8.0, IBM's flagship operating system, successfully concludes the world's largest and most complex operating system evaluation, according to Austin, Texas-based Atsec. The Security Target listing the specific functions covered by the evaluation are posted on Atsec's Common Criteria evaluations page, the company said.

The EAL 4+ certification of z/OS V1R8.0 includes more security functions than several earlier evaluations of the z/OS platform performed by Atsec and represents a format of the operating system that customers would typically install and operate, Atsec said.

Common Criteria is an internationally standardized framework for matching end-user security requirements with vendor product specifications. For the U.S., the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy No. 11 mandates that agencies use Common Criteria-evaluated equipment and software for networks carrying sensitive information.

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