PR: Mandrakesoft to Participate in Development of Highly Secure Open Operating System Solution

“An industrial consortium consisting of Bertin Technologies,
Surlog, Jaluna, Mandrakesoft, and Oppida, all major European
players in security, operating system, and certification
technologies, has been awarded a 7 million euro [US$8.6 million], 3
year contract by the French Ministry of Defense. Under the
contract, the consortium will develop a Linux based multi-level
security operating system solution meeting Evaluation Assurance
Level 5 of the Common Criteria (CC-EAL5). CC-EAL5 guarantees an
outstanding security level for an operating system, and satisfies
major security requirements in both commercial as well as defense
and government applications.

“‘Security is a major concern in today’s embedded and networked
computer systems, desktops and servers alike, said Philippe
Demigné, chairman, Bertin Technologies. ‘We are very proud
to have been chosen by the French Ministry of Defense to manage
this challenging project and to enrich operating systems with
innovative security features. Our security architecture is the
cement of the project. It binds together each partner’s expertise.’
Bertin Technologies will be responsible in particular for CC-EAL5

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