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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 10:48
New Tool Helps Lock Down Linux
Trusted Computer Solutions to launch Security Blanket for Red Hat environments
AUGUST 13, 2007 | 2:25 PM
By Tim Wilson
Site Editor, Dark Reading

Trusted Computer Solutions next week will introduce a new software package that helps automate the configuration and monitoring of security on servers that run Red Hat Linux.
The new package, dubbed Security Blanket, could have some traction in the Linux environment, where enterprises have been getting by with a mishmash of open systems tools that sometimes leave vulnerabilities in servers, experts say.



"Although server hardening is a well-established practice, only 45 percent of interviewees harden all of their servers, and 26 percent left some Internet-facing servers unhardened," according to a recent report by Forrester Research. "Why don’t they? Perhaps because they feel they can’t spare the time –- today, 53 percent of systems administrators harden their servers manually."

TCS, which does most of its business with the government in high security environments, already offers a "locked down" version of Sun's Solaris operating system called Trusted Solaris. But while there are security suites available for many commercial versions of Unix, Linux users haven't had many choices, notes Doug Hartman, vice president of product development at TCS.... More

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