Linux gets host application security

Wednesday, 28 July 2004, 9:06 AM EST

Application, secure thyself.

When it comes to security, telling applications what they’re allowed to do can be a useful antidote to today’s unending software vulnerabilities. Simply put, host-based application security allows applications to only perform or communicate in prescribed ways.

The approach is taking off. Gartner expects half of all servers and almost a third of desktops to have application security by 2006. Microsoft is investing significant resources to protect Windows users, but experts say Linux users should also explore such technology.

By Mathew Schwartz at Enterprise Systems.

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