Solaris 9 to beef up OS, application security

Thursday, 2 May 2002, 2:50 PM EST

With Sun getting ready to launch Solaris 9, the next generation of its Unix operating system, sometime between now and the end of June, everyone is scrambling to try to figure out what will make Solaris 9 different from the existing Solaris 8, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes.

One of the big differences, it turns out, will be substantially enhanced security mechanisms for both the operating system and its applications.

Sun has already divulged some of the threading library changes in Solaris 9 and its intent to make it easier for companies to deploy and manage Solaris servers using its future iChange systems management programs.

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