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LinuxPlanet: Novell Opens Its Armor

Jan 10, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"SUSE Linux is sometimes remembered for having really excellent tools (such as YaST) that start closed and eventually became open. Today SUSE's parent company, Novell, is continuing that tradition with the open-source release of the its AppArmor security application.

"A direct outcome of last year's acquisition of Immunix, Inc., AppArmor is a framework application that can apply security processes and policies to any application running in a given environment, in much the same way SELinux functions. Unlike SELinux, which is notoriously difficult to configure correctly, AppArmor features a more user-friendly configuration system..."

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