TCS makes Linux DISA compliant

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 Agency's Security Technical Implementation Guide for that operating system.

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 the DOD.'

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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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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