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CNET News: Industrial Security Gets a Linux Lock

Jun 11, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"Control-system specialist Verano has introduced a service and software package to help companies protect their critical infrastructure from digital attacks.

"The product, dubbed Industrial Defender, aims to close holes in the security surrounding control systems used by utility companies, manufacturers and other industries. Verano announced the first piece, a network monitoring appliance and service, on Tuesday.

"Moreover, unlike Honeywell, Siemens and many other companies in the industrial application market, Verano doesn't build its products on top of a special version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, but on a security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) system. Originally created by the U.S. government's military security agency, the National Security Administration (NSA), SELinux adds advanced security technology to further lock down the Linux operating system..."

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