Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT) is a Linux and open source provider. The company's software solutions and services are based on the open source model and serve enterprises worldwide. Red Hat's solutions include Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platforms and services such as consulting, 24x7 support, Red Hat Network. and Red Hat's global training and certification programs. Red Hat offers enterprise hardware and software vendors a standard platform on which to certify their technology. The company assures scalability and security of the open source software it provides. Red Hat deploys, integrates, updates, manages, trains, and supports companies such as Amazon.com, Credit Suisse First Boston, DreamWorks, Reuters, Lehman Brothers. With offices across the world, Red Hat is headquartered in North Carolina, USA and was founded in 1993.