HP, IBM, Sun to unveil server security initiative

Monday, 28 July 2003, 1:49 PM EST

Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems are allying with three security providers to announce an open standards initiative for safe computing on Aug. 5.

Although the vendors did not provide details of the initiative in an invitation to a conference call on the subject sent Friday, Gartner analyst John Pescatore said that the announcement centers around the adoption of a technology allowing companies to monitor changes made to software on servers.

Pescatore said he was previously briefed on the subject and that the initiative will bring technology from Tripwire to HP, IBM, and Sun's server products.

The announcement is being made with Tripwire, RSA Security, and InstallShield Software.

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