NewsByte 27 August 2001

HP Expands Open Source Offerings with Linux Security Software and Embedded Software Platform for Intelligent Devices

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced Linux-based offerings for the security and intelligent device markets as well as a software developer's portal and a variety of other software tools to provide customers with highly available, reliable and manageable Linux solutions. The range of offerings announced today -- including one of the industry's first security products for Linux-based systems -- will be on display at LinuxWorld in San Francisco beginning Aug. 27 and highlights HP's commitment to Linux and the open source community. HP Secure OS Software for Linux provides comprehensive prevention, containment and detection with multiple layers of security. The software protects crucial server components, including the operating system and application layer, and it helps prevent unauthorised communication between programs, networks and files. For example, if a Linux-based system is penetrated, the software's containment feature locks the program, preventing any damage to internal systems. Additionally, the software detects attempts at unauthorised use.