Red Hat Renews FIPS 140-2 Security Validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
HelpNet Security, July 16th, 2021
July 16, 2021,
Volume 280, Issue 2

Red Hat announced the renewal of the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) security validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2

"The second FIPS certification for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 platform, this validation indicates Red Hat's leadership and commitment to providing a more secure backbone for the innovation of open hybrid cloud.

Driven by 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 information. This 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..."

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