Linux Vendors Step Up Security Focus

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Customers should expect to see enhanced, easier-to-use security tools from leading Linux distributors in the coming months as vendors focus on making the platform tough enough to support even the most critical business applications.

Gone are the days of having to bolt on Linux security features through patches to the kernel. The Linux 2.6 kernel includes the hooks necessary to integrate security directly into Linux distributions without modifying the kernel itself.

That means users should see offerings that fit right into their Linux environments, analysts and industry experts say. It's a reflection of the maturing of the Linux operating system and a growing focus on security by vendors such as Novell and Red Hat.

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