Red Hat looks to NSA to bolster Linux security

Tuesday, 4 November 2003, 10:39 AM EST

Red Hat Inc's Enterprise Linux 4 will feature far greater support for security policy and process management, thanks to work emerging from the US Government's National Security Agency, ComputerWire has learned.

Red Hat's EVP engineering, Paul Cormier, confirmed in a meeting with ComputerWire that the NSA has played a pivotal role in helping to define the security policy and process support that the Linux operating system requires.

The NSA has been working on a project called SE Linux (Security-Enhanced Linux), and version 4 of Red Hat's Linux flavor will feature a complete SE Linux implementation, Cormier said.

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