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CNET Security software firm Tripwire plans Linux push

Jan 13, 2000, 21:46 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Security software maker Tripwire will unveil a major expansion into new types of computing products, especially those running on the Linux operating system...."

"Linux is another growth opportunity for Tripwire, he said. Sellers of Linux software are sensitive about the perception that Linux is a good target for computer intrusions. "There is a fear that the perception of this vulnerability could impede their marketplace," Starnes said...."

"The security problem with Linux, and with Unix in general, is that it is designed to be controlled over the network, Levy said. Windows NT, which "ships with very (few) applications that you can use remotely," hasn't been as subject to this problem, though the arrival of more remote administration tools and software such as Back Orifice are changing that situation as well, Levy said."

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