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Security Portal: ImmunixOS 7 - Secure Linux

Mar 14, 2001, 07:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)

"There are basically two established Linux distributions with a serious bent on security, ImmunixOS and NSA's SELinux. They both have released working, mature code that you can get ahold of and use. There are possibly other projects, but to the best of my knowledge none are shipping code right now."

"The NSA's SELinux is extremely powerful as far as configuring security to a very granular level goes. However, for most people and applications, this level of security is overkill (and there are some significant performance hits as well)."

"ImmunixOS is aimed at making Linux more robust and improving its survivability in the face of new security flaws. ImmunixOS also has a much gentler learning curve than the NSA's SELinux, and addresses issues that NSA SELinux does not."

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