Automated system lock down tool for Oracle Enterprise Linux

Trusted Computer Solutions announced that it has become a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and now offers organizations that have invested in Oracle Enterprise Linux versions 4 or 5 with Security Blanket 1.2, an automated system lock down and security management tool. Security Blanket enables systems administrators to automatically configure and enhance the security level of their Linux operating platform by simplifying the current arduous methods for “hardening” systems that must be undertaken on a regular basis to meet security compliancy requirements.

Security Blanket is a menu-driven solution with an easy-to-use user interface that enables administrators to run predefined profiles that automate industry-standard best practices for hardening Linux. The profiles are based on security guidelines recommended by the Center for Internet Security, the Defense Information Security Agency Security Technical Implementation Guides, and select guidelines from the SANS Institute’s defined risks associated with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.

Alternatively, users can customize profiles that support their own security policies. Once a profile is selected, the product quickly assesses the system and provides indicators to show the status of the system’s conformance to the security guidelines. The conformance indicators show Pass, Fail or Not Applicable. By clicking on any failed criteria, the user receives a detailed description of the failure, suggestions on modification and a choice to accept modification or ignore. Security Blanket sells for $198 per server.

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