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Red Hat's OpenSCAP certified by NIST

Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) said that OpenSCAP 1.0.8 has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology´s security content automation protocol 1.2 in the authenticated configuration scanner category with the common vulnerabilities and exposure option.

The new certification adds Red Hat to a short list of vendors qualified for the large, complex SCAP standard, making OpenSCAP and Red Hat driving forces in the security space.

A synthesis of interoperable specifications based on in-depth community collaboration, SCAP provides an overarching security checklist that all security vendors supporting the standard can utilize. Created more than five years ago, OpenSCAP is Red Hat´s open source community project to address these standards.

Delivered as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, OpenSCAP provides a library that can parse and evaluate each component of the SCAP standard.

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