By Joab Jackson
Trusted Computer Solutions has upgraded its Security Blanket security
compliance software so that it can make Red Hat Enterprise Linux
compliant with the settings defined in the Defense Information Systems
Agencys Security Technical Implementation Guide for that operating
The profile also includes Linux security profiles from the SANS
Institute and the Center for Internet Security, and a security profile
for the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) in addition to RHEL.
TCS offers Security Blanket 1.2 not only to Defense agencies, but to
civilian agencies as well.
The Department of Defense has invested a great deal of time and research
in the development of these lockdown guidelines, said Ed Hammersla,
chief operating officer at TCS, in a statement Now commercial companies
and civilian government agencies can have the same level of security as
DISA developed STIGS as a way to establish a secure baseline
configuration for the agency's servers. TCS claims that the Security
Blanket is the first software to automate the setting and checking of
the DISA STIG configurations on RHEL servers.
Security Blanket costs $198 per server.
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