ISS server protection products support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and Solaris 10.
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Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. Systems, Inc. have announced what it claims to be the first enterprise security company to provide server security protection for the latest Linux and Solaris operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , Red Hat Enterprise Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. Red Hat commits to supporting each version of RHEL for 7 years after its release. (RHEL RHEL Red Hat Enterprise Linux ) 4.0 AS/ES and Solaris 10 SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill .
Both the Solaris and Linux operating systems are widely used among enterprises. Linux is the fastest-growing operating system for the server industry, posting year over year growth of 20.8 per cent in Q4 2005 according to IDC. Additionally, according to a recent survey of ISS ISS
See Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). customers, 61 per cent of respondents said they are currently evaluating or quickly moving towards a Linux environment. Meanwhile, Sun Microsystems has stated in a June 2006 press release that more than 85 per cent of the Fortune 500 has Solaris 10 in development or production within their network environments. Both operating systems are popular among financial institutions, increasing the need for additional security to meet regulatory compliance initiatives and protect potentially vulnerable customer data. Centralised management capabilities allow companies to control, monitor and analyse security systems with minimal staff and low operational costs. Additionally, ISS intrusion prevention solutions are bolstered by the company's unique Virtual Patch technology. By shielding the underlying vulnerability instead of focusing on each new exploit, Virtual Patch provides protection even before a vendor-supplied patch is available. Support for RHEL 4.0 AS/ES is provided through the ISS Proventia Server for Linux product and support for Solaris 10 SPARC is provided with ISS RealSecure Server Sensor. Both are available now.