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Articles for the keywords: Immutable Service Containers
21 Dec 2009 Sun's Open Source Cloud Security Tools [22666]
Help Manage Risk, Safeguard Assets in the Cloud

Leveraging the built-in security capabilities of the Solaris Operating System, including Solaris ZFS and Solaris Containers, Sun reports some of its open source security tools can help in securing data in transit, data at rest, and data in use in the cloud. Sun also has announced its support for the latest security guidance from the Cloud Security Alliance.
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09 Nov 2009 Solaris 10 Security Deep Dive Updated for 10/09 Release [22561]
Also New Immutable Service Containers on OpenSolaris 2009.06

Sun Distinguished Engineer Glenn Brunette has created a new Solaris 10 Security Deep Dive training mediacast updated for Solaris 10 10/09 or Update 8. Items added to this new version include: ZFS user and group quotas, ZFS pre-defined ACL sets, NTPv4, and nss_ldap shadowAccount support. In addition, there was a bit of cleanup throughout and a new example was added for Trusted Extensions. There is also a recent update to Immutable Service Containers (ISC) for OpenSolaris 2009.06.
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02 Sep 2009 Innovating@Sun Podcast on Immutable Service Containers (ISC) [22251]
Addresses Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Security

Immutable Service Containers (ISC) are defined as an architectural deployment pattern for highly secure service delivery designed to protect virtualized environments. Sun Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect Glenn Brunette discusses ISCs and how building them along principles of stronger security, greater integrity, and simplified security configuration and management is a viable solution for organizations looking to safeguard their virtualized environments in an episode of Innovation@Sun with Hal Stern.
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18 Aug 2009 Hardened OpenSolaris 2009.06 on Amazon EC2 Released [22209]
Adds Encrypted Swap Memory and Auditing

Hardened OpenSolaris 2009.06 on Amazon EC2's cloud computing service is now available with the new features: encrypted swap memory and auditing. This release is a 32-bit AMI optimized for Amazon EC2's cloud computing environment. The hardening guidance for the OpenSolaris system configuration is based upon the work conducted by Sun and the Center for Internet Security (CIS). This project is affiliated with the Immutable Service Container project whose goal is to develop security reinforced virtual machine images.
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12 Aug 2009 Immutable Service Containers and its OpenSolaris Instantiation [22071]
A Secured Container to Deploy Services

Sun Distinguished Engineer Glenn Brunette introduces Immutable Service Containers (ISC) as a new method for organizations to better protect their services and data. ISCs are expected to become one of the most basic architectural building blocks for more complex, highly adaptive and autonomic security architectures, he writes, offering some insight into the project and details on its instantiation in the OpenSolaris community.
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