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Last month we learned that Windows Server 2016 has achieved Common Criteria certification for the General Purpose OS protection profile.

This international standard is especially important for our customers in the public sector, where Common Criteria certification is highly recommended or even required. That’s why Microsoft has been participating in Common Criteria for nearly two decades, dating back to Windows 2000 Server.

Deploying Windows Server 2016 can also help you meet a host of other compliance requirements and security objectives, such as ISO 27001, PCI, and FedRamp.

What does this mean? If compliance with any of these regulatory requirements is important to your organization or industry, you can rest easy. We’ve done the work for you, mapping the security features in Windows Server 2016 to these certifications.

All you have to do is click on the appropriate link(s) below to see how Windows Server 2016 helps you get the certifications you need.

For more security guidance for the Windows Server operating system in general, check out the Datacenter and Private Cloud Security blog.