UNIX ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF SAFE COMPUTING
UNIX ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF SAFE COMPUTING SUMMIT, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIX System Laboratories,
Inc., and UNIX International, Inc., today announced the formation of SAFE Computing, a group dedicated to raising the awareness of computer security among end users. The announcement was made at the Computer Security Institute Conference in Miami.
SAFE, which stands for Security Alliance For Enterprise Computing, is open to all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) concerned with security and Open Systems in an enterprise computing environment. End user participation in the group is also welcome. "As enterprise computing systems grow larger and more complex, so does the need for security," said Mike DeFazio, USL executive vice president. "SAFE Computing will show end users that Open Systems and security is not a paradoxical relationship. The enterprise computing community will benefit from the advantages of Open Systems coupled with the protection provided by UNIX System V." Even the most sophisticated commercial users generally are not fully aware of their own security needs. All users require secure systems, but the security level required will vary. SAFE Computing will focus on the security needs of the commercial marketplace and demonstrate that UNIX System V and related products and services can satisfy these requirements. UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., and UNIX International, Inc., are forming the new group, and UNIX International will ultimately manage its activities, designed to improve security awareness and education in the commercial sector. The first meeting of the new group will be held in conjunction with the UNIFORUM trade show in January. Dave Sandel, vice president of marketing at UNIX International, said, "UI is looking forward to working with our USL partners and the members of the SAFE Computing Group to promote the importance of system security in the commercial market. The initial release of UNIX System V Release 4.1 ES includes significantly enhanced security, as mandated through the UI System V Roadmap process. UI is also initiating a new technical workgroup to address security in the distributed open systems environment. We intend to ensure that the technical group works closely with this new marketing group to ensure synergy." Companies that have already joined SAFE Computing include Amdahl Corporation, AT&T Federal Systems, Oracle Corporation, Pyramid Technology, Informix Software Incorporated, Uniplex Limited, ITI/RUBIX, Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation, and Unisys. Further information about SAFE Computing can be obtained by calling Craig Rubin at USL at 908-522-6160 or writing to SAFE Computing, UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., 190 River Road, Summit, NJ 07928-8004. UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Summit, develops and markets UNIX System V and related system software, including UNIX System V Release 4.1 Enhanced Security, to computer hardware and system software vendors worldwide. USL works closely with UNIX International, Inc., to ensure that UNIX System V evolves in step with the needs of the Open System industry. -0- 11/11/91 /CONTACT: Dick Muldoon, 908-522-6274, or home, 201-635-6699; or D. Scott Belin, 908-522-5006, or home, 908-753-9279, both of UNIX/ CO: UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. ST: New Jersey IN: CPR SU: GK -- NY056 -- 3111 11/11/91 15:00 EST
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