Trusted Computer Solutions Provides Automated System Lock Down Tool for Oracle Enterprise Linux

Security Blanket Now Supports Oracle® Enterprise Linux versions 4 and 5; Trusted Computer Solutions Joins Oracle PartnerNetwork

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leader in building security applications that run on the Linux operating system, today announced that it has become a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and now offers organizations that have invested in Oracle® Enterprise Linux versions 4 or 5 with Security Blanket 1.2, an automated system lock down and security management tool. Security Blanket enables systems administrators to automatically configure and enhance the security level of their Linux operating platform by simplifying the current arduous methods for hardening systems that must be undertaken on a regular basis to meet security compliancy requirements.

“Trusted Computer Solutions is a welcome addition to the Oracle PartnerNetwork, with Security Blanket now supporting Oracle Enterprise Linux”

Security Blanket is a menu-driven solution with an easy-to-use user interface that enables administrators to run predefined profiles that automate industry-standard best practices for hardening Linux. The profiles are based on security guidelines recommended by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and select guidelines from the SANS Institutes defined risks associated with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP). Alternatively, users can customize profiles that support their own security policies. Once a profile is selected, the product quickly assesses the system and provides indicators to show the status of the systems conformance to the security guidelines. The conformance indicators show Pass, Fail or Not Applicable. By clicking on any failed criteria, the user receives a detailed description of the failure, suggestions on modification and a choice to accept modification or ignore.

Trusted Computer Solutions is a welcome addition to the Oracle PartnerNetwork, with Security Blanket now supporting Oracle Enterprise Linux, said Monica Kumar, senior director of Linux and Open Source Product Marketing, Oracle. With the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program gaining strong traction in the enterprise, this unique tool offers a simplified means for hardening Oracle Enterprise Linux servers, and is another way to enhance an administrator's ability to maintain the data center while helping ensure a higher level of security.

"Our participation in the Oracle PartnerNetwork is driven by customer demand and will not only enable us to strengthen our relationship with Oracle but will help ensure the best possible support for Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program users who have deployed Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 or 5, said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Trusted Computer Solutions. This new working relationship demonstrates our commitment to the Oracle market and we look forward to a successful, long-term relationship that adds value to customers in need of improving their security posture.

Security Blanket sells for $198 per server. For more information on the product call: 1-866-230-1307 or visit:

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company.

About Oracle Enterprise Linux

Oracle Enterprise Linux is a key component of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program. Providing complete support for the entire software stack on Linux, the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program has been adopted by more than 1,500 leading organizations. The program provides enterprise-class support for Linux with premier backports, lifetime support, comprehensive Linux server lifecycle management, full indemnification, extensive testing and more, all while helping to significantly lower the cost of support for users.

About Trusted Computer Solutions

Founded in 1994, Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) provides commercial and government organizations with solutions for securely sharing and protecting critical information assets. TCS has deep experience in developing solutions to support the Linux community. The companys flagship commercial product, Security Blanket provides Linux users with an automated software tool that allows users to easily lock down an installed Linux operating system and periodically check the security state of an installed system. TCS has over thirteen years of experience in building security solutions that meet the most stringent security conformance requirements as mandated by the Federal government. TCS is headquartered in Herndon, Va., with offices in Urbana, Ill. and San Antonio, Tx. For more information, visit

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