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..."