Linux security boosted

Caldera's latest version of OpenLinux will feature the improved security benefits of the Intel CDSA

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 28, 2000

Linux business solutions will benefit from improved security, thanks to Caldera. The developer has worked together with Intel and Bull to integrate Intel’s Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA) into Linux.

The CDSA is a security framework for the open development of cross-platform security solutions.

The Linux version has both 32- and 64-bit versions, with the 64-bti version being tuned to operate with Intel’s Itanium processor family. The 32-bit version will be released as part of Caldera’s latest version of OpenLinux, due by the end of the year.

“Our focus,” said Drew Spencer, chief technology officer for Caldera, “is and always has been Linux for business so we want to remove any barriers that prevent businesses from adopting Linux. Many independent software vendors have been hesitant to develop for Linux because the addition of security in applications is time consuming. With Intel’s CDSA in OpenLinux, developers can quickly and easily add security to their Linux applications.”

The 32-bit version is downloadable now from Intel’s developer site; the 64-bit version is expected to be finished by the end of October.

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