"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
"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