Internet Security Systems, a provider of pre-emptive enterprise security, has announced that it is the first enterprise security company to provide server security protection for the latest Linux and Solaris operating systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 AS/ES and Solaris 10 SPARC.
Both the Solaris and Linux operating systems are widely used among enterprises. Linux is the fastest-growing operating system for the server industry, posting year over year growth of 20.8 per cent in Q4 2005 according to IDC. Additionally, according to a recent survey of ISS customers, 61 per cent of respondents said they are currently evaluating or quickly moving towards a Linux environment.
Meanwhile, Sun Microsystems has stated in a June 2006 press release that more than 85 per cent of the Fortune 500 has Solaris 10 in development or production within their network environments. Both operating systems are popular among financial institutions, increasing the need for additional security to meet regulatory compliance initiatives and protect potentially vulnerable customer data.
Server protection products from ISS offer multi-layered security for enterprises, keeping data and applications reliable, available and confidential. They dramatically reduce down time and network security costs while protecting enterprise server environments from attack. Centralised management capabilities allow companies to control, monitor and analyse security systems with minimal staff and low operational costs. Compliance reporting features help organisations keep pace with the increased documentation demanded by government and industry security regulations.
“Enterprise IT departments are often held accountable for supporting multiple operating systems across the corporate network, and one of the main challenges associated with these disparate platforms is maintaining a high level of security and regulatory compliance across all of them,” said David Abercrombie, senior product manager for server protection products at Internet Security Systems. “Companies should not have to sacrifice security and compliance in order to upgrade their operating systems. ISS therefore continues to be the first security company out of the gate with host protection for the latest platforms.”
Support for RHEL 4.0 AS/ES is provided through the ISS Proventia Server for Linux product and support for Solaris 10 SPARC is provided with ISS RealSecure Server Sensor. Both are available now.