Monday May 26, 2014

Security Access Control With Solaris Virtualization

Numerous Solaris customers consolidate multiple applications or servers on a single platform. The resulting configuration consists of many environments hosted on a single infrastructure and security constraints sometimes exist between these environments. Recently, a customer consolidated many virtual machines belonging to both their Intranet and Extranet on a pair of SPARC Solaris servers interconnected through Infiniband. Virtual Machines were mapped to Solaris Zones and one security constraint was to prevent SSH connections between the Intranet and the Extranet. This case study gives us the opportunity to understand how the Oracle Solaris Network Virtualization Technology —a.k.a. Project Crossbow— can be used to control outbound traffic from Solaris Zones.

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Tuesday Mar 09, 2010

Kinamik Data Integrity secures Solaris audit trails

Kinamik Data Integrity is a software company focused on data integrity, whose mission is to provide an easy answer to a tough question: how do I know the digital records I am looking at are correct?

Kinamik develops the Secure Audit Vault software solution that centralizes and preserves sensitive data; by applying a digital fingerprint to the secured records, it makes them tamper-evident and provides proof that the sealed data has not been manipulated from the moment of its creation. In a context of increasingly stringent compliance requirements, the Kinamik Secure Audit Vault helps organizations in regaining the trustworthiness of their data. The Kinamik innovative R&D has been recognized by several awards including the 2007 Red Herring Top 100 Europe.

Already a partner of Sun and Oracle --Kinamik is a member of the Sun Partner Advantage, Sun Startup Essentials and Oracle Partner Network programs--, Kinamik joined the OpenSolaris community in 2009 and contributed to Sun´s development efforts on the audit_remote plugin by collaborating in the testing processes and providing bug reports to Sun's team.

This plugin enables the secure transmission of audit trails to a remote storage, which would prevent an intruder who compromised a system from being able to delete the audit trail of that system. Kinamik developed the receiver part that allows the audit trails to be secured and stored in real time…

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