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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Passed Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+

Microsoft has announced that the Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V has passed the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+).

“Over the past 10 years, Microsoft has continued to demonstrate leadership in certifying our operating systems and applications, in order to provide customers with the additional confidence of independent validation of our design and security engineering,” Microsoft stated.

“The Hyper-V evaluation was performed by atsec Information Security GmbH and certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the body of the German government which certifies products according to the ITSEC criteria for evaluating computer security and the Common Criteria (CC),” the Redmond compna posted.

“Similar to our previous operating system evaluations and the independent Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V evaluation, we used the Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation to demonstrate how Hyper-V is methodically designed, tested, and reviewed from a security perspective. The Hyper-V evaluation focused on isolation between the host partition and guest partitions, isolation between guest partitions and the Live Migration capability, which was added in Windows Server 2008 R2,” added Microsoft.

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