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Fedora 14 Linux Boosts Security with OpenSCAP

Oct 05, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Security is always a primary concern for enterprise IT managers, with a constant need to ensure that systems are kept updated and properly configured to prevent exploits. A new tool debuting in the upcoming Red Hat-sponsored Fedora 14 Linux release could prove a key ingredient in enabling properly secured systems.

"Fedora 14 is set to include a technology called OpenSCAP, an open source implementation of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) framework for creating a standardized approach for maintaining secure systems. The new system builds on numerous other technologies and systems in an effort to enable IT organizations to ensure a standardized approach to security.

""There are lots of people focused on security, particularly in the U.S. government, that are worried about making sure that thousands of their systems are all up to date and aren't vulnerable to the different bugs and exploits that are out in the wild," Jared Smith, leader of the Fedora Project, told InternetNews.com."

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