Trust SUSE US Federal Government Solutions

Federal agencies and departments choose SUSE US Federal Government Solutions to advance the way they develop and deploy vendor-agnostic open source software solutions to save taxpayer dollars, improve operational readiness, and enhance the consumer experience with federal government programs.

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IT Modernization in Government Podcast Series

This podcast series explores an increasingly powerful way to future-proof your IT operations, especially as organizations continue to transition into the new technology era, built on portable services, APIs and agile development.

Simplify mission-critical processes.
Modernize IT operations.
Accelerate mission delivery.

High Performance

Unleash the power of parallel computing with a highly scalable platform to support high performance modeling, simulation and advanced analytics workloads, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Modern Infrastructure

Modernize your aging IT systems while embracing cloud and mobility for mission-critical initiatives, and time sensitive decisions with intelligent workload management and monitoring designed to power data-intensive and time-sensitive applications (AI/ML, analytics + predictive, simulation/modeling).

Security, Compatibility and Interoperability

Turn your innovative ideas into deployments that scale with secure, vendor-agnostic open source solutions designed to deliver you the ultimate freedom from vendor lock-in and the flexibility to build your IT based on your needs.

Unmatched Flexibility and Efficiency

Start where you are and bring your clouds together to drive your mission forward, with a seamless bridge between environments. Our offerings enable you to run solutions where you want them, from your data center to different clouds and implementation methods, with portability and scale.

Always On Reliability

Reach your reliability goals through mission-critical Linux solutions, automation that scales, data redundancy and premium support services. With the ability to fix problems on the fly, maintain continuity of critical systems, and have direct access to technical and business professionals, your teams will run and manage your IT free of interruptions and downtime.

Eliminate Wasteful Spending

It's not easy to straddle the needs of maintaining legacy systems, enabling innovation and meeting the changing needs across multiple platforms and stakeholders. SUSE Global Services offers a range of support, consulting and training services designed to help you simplify, modernize and accelerate at the pace that is right for you.

 

25+ Years of Delivering US Federal Government Solutions

SUSE has over 25+ years of deep US Federal Government experience delivering core platform and collaboration technology for the public sector worldwide. In 2019, our partnership with EQT sees SUSE become largest independent, open source software company. In 2017, SUSE acquired OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS talent and technology assets from HPE. SUSE joined the Micro Focus Group in 2014. Expanding on its already strong global presence in the public sector, the completed acquisition by Novell in 2004 amplified our open source solutions delivery to the US Federal Government.

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Security Certifications and Verifications

FIPS 140-2 standard

The FIPS publication 140-2, "Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules," is a U.S. government computer security standard. Many other industry standards like DSS and DISA SRG/STIG depend on FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography modules. The tests and requirements of FIPS 140-2 assure that the cryptographic systems that are validated comply with the newest standards use appropriate key length and create correct ciphertext and keys. The validation also confirms that the module behaves as defined and documented if it runs in FIPS mode.

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Common Criteria Security Certifications

SUSE received Common Criteria Certificates at Evaluation Assurance Level EAL4, augmented by ALC_FLR.3 (EAL4+). To achieve the certifications, the SUSE products and processes for developing and providing security updates for vulnerabilities its products passed a rigorous security evaluation performed by atsec information security. The certificates were issued by Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), the German Federal Office for IT Security. The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) recognized by 26 countries worldwide. Common Criteria is also installed by two international treaties: CCRA (Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement, signed by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom) and SOGIS-MRA (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).

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STIG / SCAP

STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guides) are developed by DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) for the US DoD. STIG are security configuration guides for hardening systems, intended for military field users. When officially released, their application is mandatory for DoD users. The hardening findings are relevant beyond, including commercial applications.

DISA has developed with SUSE a formal STIG for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 in the General Purpose Operating System role. The STIG is available on IASE and the SUSE file server.

SUSE is working on adding automation content to this formal, manual STIG in SCAP format. We are also working on extending the STIG content with further roles.

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FedRAMP

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides a standardized benchmark for secure cloud services used by the US government. With the goal to protect US citizen data in the cloud, FedRAMP is the US government’s most rigorous security compliance framework. Through strategic partnerships with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, SUSE is published with these FedRAMP approved providers.