JBoss to get Common Criteria certification

Red Hat's MetaMatrix also will also be certified

The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform has embarked on Common Criteria certification, Red Hat announced yesterday. Red Hat oversees the development of this open-source application server software.

The company also announced that its MetaMatrix Data Services Platform will undergo certification. MetaMatrix provides data management capabilities for service-oriented architectures.

JBoss will be going under Evaluation Assurance Level 2, a company spokesperson said. The lab that will do the work has not been chosen yet.

Common Criteria is an internationally standardized framework for characterizing how secure a given software product is under normal operating conditions.

U.S. networks carrying sensitive information must use Common Criteria-evaluated equipment and software, as per the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy No. 11.

This is not the first Red Hat product to be certified. Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 3 through 5, have also been certified on various hardware platforms through Common Criteria.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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