Our friends over at the FutureFed blog reported that Windows 7 the has passed the Common Criteria (CC) certification process and achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 4 with augmentation (EAL4+). Common Criteria certification is an international standard recognized by 26 member nations including the United States and is a procurement requirement for U.S. Defense and national security customers.
With this certification, we are excited that our federal customers as well as foreign governments can feel secure in deploying Windows 7, having successfully passed the rigorous security testing protocols set forth by the National Information Assurance Partnership.
This is exciting news, but not surprising as Windows 7 is our most secure operating system to date. In addition to enhancing existing security features in Windows, we incorporated customer feedback throughout the development process of Windows 7 to deliver innovative new security features, including Direct Access, AppLocker and BitLocker To Go.
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