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October 07, 2008 at 08:00 AM EDT
Red Hat and Tresys Partner to Deliver Enhanced Linux Security Services
Agreement Enables Customers to Get Additional Services from Experienced SELinux Service Provider

Tresys Technology, a provider of technology and services for customers with high security requirements, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an agreement to work together to deliver government and enterprise security services to customers. Under the terms of the agreement, Red Hat and Tresys will offer services that include security engineering, secure application development, virtualization security and compliance certification and accreditation support on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

Tresys is a recognized leader in Linux security services and a principal open source contributor to the Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) kernel. SELinux was developed in coordination with the open source community and the National Security Agency (NSA) to provide the highest level of security for the Linux operating system. Tresys currently hosts the SELinux upstream repository, the central point for the development of SELinux, which also serves as the foundation for the integration of SELinux features into all major Linux distributions.

Red Hat has a long-standing history of providing software for use in security-sensitive environments, in both the public and private sectors, and a well-established commitment to SELinux. Red Hat has integrated full SELinux support into both the community-based Fedora distribution and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution and contributed significant enhancements to the SELinux kernel code, policies and user community.

As security-conscious organizations across sectors recognize a need for solutions that will enable them to collaborate quickly and securely, they are migrating to those solutions with government-grade security capabilities, explained Paul Smith, Red Hats vice president of government sales operations. This partnership marks closer cooperation between Red Hat and Tresys in an effort to meet increased demand for services in the secure computing market.

Customers will benefit from Red Hat and Tresys' mutual commitment to certified and supported Linux platforms for enterprise and government customers, said Gary Latham, executive vice president of corporate development at Tresys. We share the belief that solutions built on SELinux offer security that is among the strongest commercially available today, and we are looking forward to delivering the services customers require to design secure networks, protect platforms, build secure applications and meet regulatory compliance commitments.

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About Tresys Technology

Tresys innovates and applies advanced technologies to build practical security solutions. Our products and services support the most sensitive security missions around the world. As a result Tresys enjoys a distinct reputation for shifting the way governments and businesses approach security. Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Tresys clients and partners include the U.S., U.K. and Australian Departments of Defense, IBM, General Dynamics, Red Hat and Cisco. Learn more:

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 60 offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for four consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:

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Danica Low
For Tresys Technology
Kerri Catallozzi
Red Hat
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