Securing Systems with the Solaris Toolkit

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9780131410718: Securing Systems with the Solaris Toolkit

This book provides a comprehensive source for features, capabilities, how to instructions, security recommendations, and best practices for securing systems using the Solaris Security Toolkit software. Securing computer systems against unauthorized access is one of the most pressing issues facing today's data center administrators. As with any security decision, a balance must be attained between system manageability and security. Many attacks have preventative solutions available; however, every day, hackers compromise systems using well-known attack methods. Using the software, tools, recommendations, and best practices presented in this book to harden systems and minimize entry points to intruders can increase security of your systems. *Simplify securing and auditing your Solaris systems using extensible software, recommended tools, and best practices. *Apply a framework to create a flexible, scalable, and maintainable method of securing systems. *Develop and deploy custom security profiles for different environments and organizations. *Use standard templates, security profiles, and scripts to secure popular Sun products.* Automate and manage OE installations for consistency and security.

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Alex Noordergraaf has over 10 years experience in the areas of computer and network security. As the Security Architect of the Enterprise Server Products (ESP) group at Sun Microsystems, he is responsible for providing technical leadership to define the security of Sun's next generation servers while addressing security for current products. He is the driving force behind the very popular freeware Solaris Security Toolkit. Prior to his role in ESP, he was a Senior Staff Engineer in the Enterprise Engineering (EE) group of Sun Microsystems, where he developed, documented, and published security best practices through the Sun BluePrints program. Published topics include: Sun Fire Midframe 15K system security, secure N-tier environments, Solaris OE minimization, Solaris OE network settings, and Solaris OE security. He has co-authored two Sun BluePrint books Jumpstart Technology - Effective Use in the Solaris Operating Environment and Enterprise Security Solaris Operating Environment, Security Journal.

Glenn Brunette is a Sun Principal Engineer with over a decade of experience in information security. Glenn works in the Sun Professional Services division as the Americas Lead Security Architect. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of the region's security services strategy. He works with teams throughout the Americas and the world to improve the quality and security of services delivered to Sun's customers. Glenn is co-founder of the Solaris Security Toolkit software. Glenn works closely with teams across Sun to develop and deliver security strategy, methodologies, best practices, training, and tools. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has been trained in the National Security Agency's INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM).

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