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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Novell Name Giving SuSE Heavy Enterprise Footprint

Feb 05, 2004, 15:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"What does SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8's recent attainment of Common Criteria EAL3 certification mean for enterprises in terms of their buying decisions?

"Markus Rex: First of all, the EAL certification gives an assurance to enterprises that a certain level of testing has been performed, and it verifies that this product adheres to a certain protection profile.

"This is a huge deal for SuSE and for Linux?

"Rex: This is a significant step. It's the first time that an open source operating system has achieved that level of EAL certification. For SuSE, it was a big step as well. In August 2003, we announced EAL2 certification, which was the first time ever that any open source piece that had received any type of Common Criteria certification, which means it is accepted in many countries..."

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