French Defense Ministry commissions high-security Linux

Friday, 24 September 2004, 12:02 AM EST

The French Ministry of Defense has awarded an $8.6 million, three-year contract to a consortium of companies, including Paris-based Linux vendor Mandrakesoft SA, to develop a highly secure Linux operating system for business, defense and government uses.

In an announcement today, the consortium said the new open-source operating system will meet Evaluation Assurance Level 5 of the ISO Common Criteria (CC-EAL5) security standards, which is aimed at satisfying major security requirements for defense, government and business applications.

By Todd R. Weiss at Computerworld.

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