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N+I: Linux security hardware, software vendors show off wares

May 19, 20042 mins
Enterprise ApplicationsLinuxNetwork Security

* Linux-based launches from CyberGuard, SafeNet, Autonomic Software

A few new security and management products were announced at the NetWorld+Interop tradeshow last week that might interest Linux users and product developers.

  • CyberGuard adds support for native Linux IPSec stack

CyberGuard’s NetOctave division announced a new version of its software for makers of Linux-based security appliances. The software adds support for a native Linux IPSec stack, according to the vendor, and allows for Java Cryptographic Architecture offloading on firewalls and VPN gear based on Linux.

The company also unveiled an IPSec and VPN Secure Sockets Layer accelerator for embedded Linux appliances that can support up to 6,100 SSL transactions per second and 2,000 IPSec transactions per second.

  • SafeNet releases intrusion-prevention tool for embedded Linux devices

Also on the security front, SafeNet announced at the show its QuickSEC IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) software for embedded Linux devices. The software can be integrated into an embedded Linux firewall or VPN box and provide intrusion detection and threat mitigation tasks. The software runs as an active process on the embedded Linux box, inspecting all packets and stopping or reporting suspicious traffic, based on threat patterns. The software can run on any Linux platform, MontaVista’s embedded Linux product and WindRiver’s VXWorks embedded operating system.

  • Autonomic unveils Linux-based software update and patch delivery system

Start-up Autonomic Software announced a software update and patch delivery system that can run on Linux-based machines. The Autonomic Network & Security Administration (ANSA) tool is an agent-based system that allows users to deliver operating system and application software updates to Linux servers. Admins can also use the software to scan their network for devices that have known critical software flaws and patch the holes automatically. The software can also support networks with Unix variants, Mac OS X and Windows servers.