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Docs: Security Technologies in Oracle Solaris 11
A very neat introduction to each of the security technologies and tools in Oracle Solaris 11, with links to more detailed info. From the Oracle Solaris Doc Team.
posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:48:00 +0000
Blog: Solaris Security Resources on OTN
Why you should read Glenn Brunette's "Overview of Oracle Solaris 10 Security Controls," plus references to other Solaris security articles, and how to find all security-related content on OTN.
posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:06:47 +0000
Oracle Solaris 11 Security: What's New For Developers
Root is now a role that requires not only the correct password, but also appropriate authorization for the user trying to play that role. Ramesh Nagappan describes this change and others of interest to application developers of Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:15:37 +0000
Overview of Security Controls in Oracle Solaris 10
Security issues and options to consider before installing Oracle Solaris 10, plus ways to tailor your configuration to address your particular security concerns.
posted Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:17:34 +0000
Recommendations for Creating Reduced or Minimal Oracle Solaris Configurations
Some sites use OS minimization to reduce the security footprint of their Oracle Solaris 10 (and prior versions) installation. Others do it to reduce the administrative burden of patching and updating software. But minimization has both risks and benefits. Glenn Brunette provides his recommendations for mitigating the risks and reaping the benefits.
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Recommendations for Creating Reduced or Minimal Oracle Solaris Configurations
Some sites use OS minimization to reduce the security footprint of their Oracle Solaris 10 (and prior versions) installation. Others do it to reduce the administrative burden of patching and updating software. But minimization has both risks and benefits. Glenn Brunette provides his recommendations for mitigating the risks and reaping the benefits.
posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:34:03 +0000
Archived Article: Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework
A clear, tidy overview of the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework, including applications, commands, user-level crypto framework, daemons, and more.
posted Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:35:38 +0000
Technical Article: How to Use Sophos for Anti-Virus Scanning on ZFS Storage Appliance
This article describes how to install and configure Sophos Anti-Virus software on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems for use as a virus scan engine with the Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance VSCAN service. The ZFS Storage Appliance features a built-in scanning service that can communicate with external virus scanning engines to ensure protection against the threat of viruses and other malware on the appliance's CIFS or NFS shared volumes.
posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:38:03 +0000
Hands-On Lab: Protecting Your Applications with Oracle Solaris 11 Express Security
Solaris 11 Express version of Solaris security lab: How to use role-based access controls (RBAC) and assign privileges to both users and processes. Also, how to use the Service Management Facility to give non-privilege aware processes the correct level of privileges. Great background material, too!
posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:07:26 +0000
Hands-On Lab: Protecting Your Applications with Oracle Solaris 10 Security
How to use role-based access controls (RBAC) and assign privileges to both users and processes. Also, how to use the Service Management Facility to give non-privilege aware processes the correct level of privileges. Great background material, too!
posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:07:37 +0000
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