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.
In order to enable broad use of Russian IT solutions NPO RusBITech, which designs and supplies Astra Linux, together with the ParaType company, which is a designer of country-tailored fonts, gladly present new Russian fonts PT Astra Sans and PT Astra Serif. These are full-featured metric analogues of Times New Roman.
Since 2013, a special program dedicated to educational institution has been implemented. The idea is to better organize the process of learning and teaching with the help of the certified Astra Linux Special Edition OS. To enable its easy application, the company has been granting the rights on the use of the OS free of charge via a non-exclusive license.
Currently, this program comprises 50 educational institutions across whole Russia: in Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Orel, the Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, Rostov Region, Taganrog, Saint Petersburg, Syktyvkar, Ufa, Khabarovks, Chelyabinsk.
Astra Linux Directory (ALD) is a toolkit for organizing and administering users' work in local area networks (LAN) based on a single special-purpose operational system. The foundation for it is a domain-type LAN architecture where all logically related network resources and users are combined into a unified system of identification and authentication relying on centralized control, which is set forth to ensure mandatory and discretionary access management. Within that framework, users are able to interact with each other and various network resources.