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Red Hat Adds New NIST Certification for OpenSCAP, Expands Footprint for Open IT Security Standards
Red Hat, March 17th, 2017
March 17, 2017,
Volume 229, Issue 3

Community-driven security compliance scanner certified for mission-critical deployments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 by National Institute of Standards and Technology

Red Hat, Inc. announced that OpenSCAP 1.2, an open source Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scanner, has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a U.S. government evaluated configuration and vulnerability scanner for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7-based systems. This certification shows that OpenSCAP can analyze and evaluate security automation content correctly and has the functionality and documentation required by NIST to run in sensitive, security-conscious environments.

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