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Linux kernel is the central component of Linux operating systems. It is responsible for managing the system’s resources, the communication between hardware and software and security. Kernel play a critical role in supporting security at higher levels. Unfortunately, stock kernel is not secured out of box. There are some important Linux kernel patches to secure your box. They differ significantly in how they are administered and how they integrate into the system. They also allow for easy control of access between processes and objects, processes and other processes, and objects and other objects. The following pros and cons list is based upon my personal experience.

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Understanding anatomy of security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) architecture and implementation.

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On October 9th, 2007, Guardian Digital announced the newest release of EnGarde Secure Linux: Community 3.0.17 (Version 3.0, Release 17) server edition. Features: – Enterprise Reliability and scalability in a Community Platform – Integrated SELinux policies and Firewall Functionality – Intrusion detection and Complete Monitoring Services – Web and Email Security Services – Quick and […]

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Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a Linux mandatory access controls, through the use of Linux Security Modules (LSM) in the Linux kernel. SELinux is enabled by default in RHEL 5 / CentOS 5 / Fedora etc. But many admin disabled it due to troubles and hard configuration options. So if you are afraid of SELinux, try […]

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EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.15 has been released. EnGarde Secure Linux distributed as both community and paid supped model (just like RHEL). According to release note: This release includes many updated packages and bug fixes, some feature enhancements to Guardian Digital WebTool and the SELinux policy, and a few new features. In distribution since 2001, EnGarde […]

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