The two faces of Linux

Monday, 13 January 2003, 12:46 PM EST

While Linux continues to make inroads among corporate accounts, it is also is taking on one of the burdens typically assumed by archrival Microsoft, as it becomes a more attractive target for hackers.

New services-oriented offerings on tap from Guardian Digital and MSSP (managed security services provider) Guardent are looking to remedy open-source and Linux security liability.

At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York later this month, Guardian Digital will release new products to accompany its Web-based EnGarde Secure Linux Professional tool, which offers DNS, Web, and mail services support.

Set to make its debut is Guardian Digital Secure Mail Suite featuring anti-virus and spam protection, Web mail, secure remote access, and integrated centralized directory access using LDAP, said Dave Wreski, CEO of Guardian Digital, based in Allandale, N.J. Guardian Digital also will reveal its Content and Policy Enforcement Center at the event.

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