Fedora 14 Linux Boosts Security with OpenSCAP
Oct 05, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
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"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."