HP Releases Multi-level Security Services for RHEL5By Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Print
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HP has just released new multi-level security services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.There is security, and then there is Security. HP, with its new multi-level security services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now offering Common Criteria certified level security for this Linux on its server and desktops.
Common Criteria is an ISO security framework standard. It is frequently required in government computing contracts. It is also, historically, difficult for open-source software to obtain, as described briefly in "Free-Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Software Assurance" (PDF Link) by David A. Wheeler, an author and software developer.
Erik Lillestolen, HP's government program manager for the open-source & Linux organization, hopes that these new offerings will help get not just HP computers, but Red Hat Linux as well into secure federal government offices.
"Multi-level security is mission-critical for customers managing top-secret information, such as government agencies. HP is thrilled to deliver customers the first MLS offering for Linux in the industry, enabling the utmost in security without the complexity and cost of a proprietary operating system," said Lillestolen. "This is an important step in combating the perception that taking Linux security to the next level is a long and complicated process."
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