Feeds

Red Hat makes a security bundle with Symantec

A muscular appliance

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Red Hat last week continued its appliance assault via a partnership with Symantec.

The companies have crafted a pair of software bundles meant to give Linux customers easier access to high-end security features. Customers can pick from pre-tested packages that included Red Hat Enterprise Linux or the Red Hat Application Stack with Symantec Critical System Protection. As you might expect, the packages are aimed at small- to mid-sized business that could use some help securing their data centers with relative ease.

Symantec's Critical System Protection handles a wide variety of tasks, including protection against zero day exploits and buffer overflow and memory-based attacks. It also automates some security policy procedures.

Since Critical System Protection covers both server and application protection, the companies will sell their new bundles as Secure Server Host and Secure Server Host for Applications. The server bundle, which will run on two-socket systems, covers intrusion protection and detection, while the application bundle, also aimed at two-socket x86 gear, focuses on security policy and compliance.

The bundles will be sold through the "Red Hat on Intel" channel. Red Hat and Symantec will independently handle updates and support for their products, which seems like a bit of a pain.

Last month, Red Hat revealed a similar database bundle with Sybase. The Linux maker has vowed to create more and more pre-packaged appliances. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future
Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Bitcasa bins $10-a-month Infinite storage offer
Firm cites 'low demand' plus 'abusers'
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz
Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes
Microsoft and Dell’s cloud in a box: Instant Azure for the data centre
A less painful way to run Microsoft’s private cloud
AWS pulls desktop-as-a-service from the PC
Support for PCoIP protocol means zero clients can run cloudy desktops
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.