Protected virtualization means are designed to create virtual media for the operation of virtual machines and their administration as part of the Astra Linux Special Edition operating system. It features the use of x86-64 architecture hardware to virtualize cores on the basis of the KVM OS module and an array of hardware emulation means through QEMU.
Astra Linux special-purpose operating systems based on the Linux core for comprehensive data protection and automated systems with security and protection protocols. First and foremost, it is meant for Russian law-enforcement bodies, special agencies and state structures. It ensures high-level protection of operational data at all levels, including the top secret data pertaining to national security. The operating system has been certified and cleared to be used by the Ministry of Defense, the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control, and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. It has been enlisted in the Unified Register of Russian Software of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications.