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Trusted Computer Solutions Offers Free Trial of Industry’s Only Automated System Lock-Down and Security Management Solution

Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security software, today announced that it is offering a free trial version of its award-winning Security Blanket™ product for Linux. Security Blanket is a system lock-down and security management tool that enables systems administrators to automatically configure and enhance the security level for Operating Systems (OS) including Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 4 and 5, Solaris version 10, CentOS versions 4 and 5, Fedora version 10 and Oracle Enterprise Linux versions 4 and 5.

Security Blanket is a menu driven solution with an easy-to-use interface that allows administrators to run predefined profiles that automate industry-standard best practices for hardening Linux and Solaris. 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 – Pass, Fail or Not Applicable – that show the status of its compliance to an organization’s security guidelines. Following the assessment, the user can instantly configure the OS to be in full compliance by clicking Apply.

The free trial of Security Blanket Standalone offers full vulnerability scanning and system configuration for a Linux OS for a limited time period where users will experience all of the Security Blanket functionality and capabilities. The trial version provides one Assessment Report, two Baseline reports, and the generation of one Baseline Comparison report to evaluate the robust reporting features.

Security Blanket offers two versions for both Linux and Solaris servers – standalone and enterprise. The standalone version of Security Blanket is typically purchased by organizations with a small number of Linux and Solaris servers to manage. Designed for medium-to-large sized organizations, the enterprise edition gives users centralized management of all servers from a single console. While this limited time offer is available for Linux servers only, those interested in a free trial of Security Blanket for Solaris can contact TCS at 1-866-230-1317.

To access the free trial of Security Blanket, visit: http://www.trustedcs.com/SecurityBlanket/SecurityBlanket-Try-Out.html

For a complete brochure-based tutorial of the product, visit: http://www.trustedcs.com/documents/Security_Blanket_Brochure.pdf

Security Blanket received LinuxWorld 2008’s Product Excellence Award for “Best Security Solution.” In addition, system administrators in the commercial and government sectors have shared their experiences with the product:

  • “After downloading the free trial version of Security Blanket and successfully locking down one of my Linux servers, I was compelled to purchase Security Blanket Enterprise for all of my Linux and Solaris servers. Being able to group my servers by their function and lock the groups down using different guidelines has saved me days of implementation time. I can now get new servers into production much faster now. What a time-saver!” – Product Control Manager, Fortune 1000 Wholesale Distributor
  • “Thanks to Security Blanket, I was able to lock down all 18 of my classified servers in one day. Prior to using Security Blanket, locking down one server would have taken an entire week. It was so easy to create a custom profile by modifying the default DISA STIG profile for our specific site needs. Now I have a custom security profile that I can use for all of my servers. Having the ability to automatically run weekly Baseline Reports is also a big time-saver! Now that I am using Security Blanket, I have more time to focus on mission-critical tasks and projects.” – Principal Field Support Engineer, National Test Range

About Trusted Computer Solutions

Founded in 1994, Trusted Computer Solutions is an industry leader in security solutions that protect an organization’s intelligence, information, and infrastructure. The Company's flagship products enable government and industry to securely share information, striking the right balance between information protection and information sharing, a vital component to national security. Known as the SecureOffice® Suite, these products adhere to the most stringent security standards set by U. S. Government Agencies and are installed and accredited in operational systems around the world. TCS also develops products that protect an organization’s infrastructure. Security Blanket is an award-winning tool that automatically locks down operating systems on enterprise wide server deployments, according to industry standard security best practices. CounterStorm is a network security tool that collects and monitors network traffic to protect against external and internal threats and provides visibility into the network. TCS is headquartered in Herndon, Va., with offices in Champaign, Ill. and San Antonio, Tx. For more information, visit www.TrustedCS.com.

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