Tivoli security software supports Linux

Tivoli Systems Inc. at its user show in Europe Monday announced it would be supporting Linux across many of its security software products.

Tivoli, IBM Corp.'s network and systems management division, last week hosted users in Washington D.C. where the talk focused mainly on Web services. This week the company switched gears to highlight its security portfolio. The company announced enhanced Linux support to its secure access, threat and identity management software to work across heterogeneous environments, including the Linux server operating system, the company says.

IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems now lets users control access based on corporate security policies across Linux and Unix operating systems. The software also features new support for IBM zSeries. Also new to this software are a security platform with Web single sign-on and access control for simplified security integration across Internet-facing applications and Web middleware running on the Linux platform.

IBM Tivoli Risk Manager now features new Web, host and network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) sensors for Linux on IBM xSeries and zSeries. The sensors monitor Web server access logs, system log files and network intrusion traffic, and then the software feeds that data into the product's correlation engine. Customers can view the security data from across their enterprise in real time via a single console.

Tivoli customers can download the new sensors free of charge through the Tivoli Developer Domain at http://www.ibm.com/developer/tivoli.

Tivoli also enhanced its IBM Tivoli Identity Manager software to support Red Hat Linux and Linux on the zSeries. The company says the added support will help companies assign identity policies across operating systems and platforms.

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