Enhanced Security for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 with MLS Announced by Argus Systems Group

SAVOY, Ill., Aug. 14 //-- Argus Systems Group, the global leader in secure systems technology, today announced its intention to support PitBull Foundation for SUSE Linux Enterprise. Users of the Argus solution will be able to implement multilevel security (MLS) on the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform from Novell. PitBull Foundation for Linux, which is compatible with the Linux 2.6 kernel, is being built on proven security technology. It will offer users the ability to protect Linux systems at the core of the system, from within the kernel.

PitBull Foundation for Linux will be an open source add-on product that converts a Linux operating system to a trusted operating system. The Linux version will have the same functions and feature set as the AIX and Solaris products currently offered by Argus.

"The addition of the Argus MLS solution to the Linux community is good news for our customers with strong security requirements," said Holger Dyroff, Vice President of Product Management at Novell. "We are pleased that the Argus MLS product will be able to stack with and complement Novell AppArmor application security. Now users will be able to choose the strength of MLS, the ease-of-use of AppArmor, or both, as their needs dictate."

Argus plans to submit this product for a Common Criteria evaluation under the LSPP at EAL 4+. PitBull Foundation for AIX 5.2 has been certified at this level and the AIX 5.3 version is currently in evaluation.

"PitBull Foundation adds critical functionality to Linux systems while enhancing the security," said Mikel Matthews, CTO at Argus. "By adding the MLS capabilities to Linux systems (e.g., SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10), they can now be used in areas where they were prohibited before."

More information is available at:

Mac MacGregor
Argus Systems Group
Tel: 217 355-6308
Email: mac@argus-systems.com

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