Security Blanket: Linux lock-down tool

Trusted Computer Solutions is offering a free trial version of its Security Blanket product for Linux. Security Blanket is a system lock-down and security management tool that enables systems administrators to automatically configure and enhance the security level of Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 4 and 5, Solaris version 10, CentOS versions 4 and 5, Fedora version 10 and Oracle Enterprise Linux versions 4 and 5.

Security Blanket is a menu driven solution that allows administrators to run predefined profiles that automate industry-standard best practices for hardening Linux and Solaris. 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 – Pass, Fail or Not Applicable – that show the status of its compliance to an organization’s security guidelines. Following the assessment, the user can instantly configure the OS to be in full compliance by clicking Apply.

The free trial of Security Blanket Standalone offers full vulnerability scanning and system configuration for a Linux OS for a limited time period where users will experience all of the Security Blanket functionality and capabilities. The trial version provides one Assessment Report, two Baseline reports, and the generation of one Baseline Comparison report to evaluate the robust reporting features.

Security Blanket offers two versions for both Linux and Solaris servers – standalone and enterprise. The standalone version of Security Blanket is typically purchased by organizations with a small number of Linux and Solaris servers to manage. Designed for medium-to-large sized organizations, the enterprise edition gives users centralized management of all servers from a single console.

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