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"The proactive attitude towards implementing security, combined with the authors' time-tested methods, are sure to produce dramatic results!" --Dave Wreski, CEO, Guardian Digital & co-author of Linux Security HOWTO

Take a proactive approach to Enterprise Linux security by implementing preventive measures against attacks--before they occur. Written by a team of Linux security experts, this hands-on resource provides concrete steps you can take immediately as well as ongoing actions to ensure long-term security. Features include examples using Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0, and Novell's SUSE Linux versions SLES8 and SLES9. Get complete details on how to systematically harden your network from the ground up, as well as strategies for getting company-wide support for your security plan.

Features a four-part hardening methodology: Do This Now!--Important steps to lockdown your system from further attack Take It From The Top--Systematic approach to hardening your enterprise from the top down, focusing on network access, software accessibility, data access, storage, and communications Once Is Never Enough!--Ongoing monitoring and assessment plan to keep your network secure, including patch management, auditing, and log file scanning How to Succeed at Hardening Your Linux Systems--Strategies for getting budget approval, management buy-in, and employee cooperation for your security program

John H. Terpstra is co-founder of the Samba Team and serves on the Linux Standards Base. He previously worked as VP of Technology for Caldera, and VP of Development for Turbolinux. Paul Love, CISSP, CISA, CISM, Security+, is technical editor for more than 10 best selling Linux and Unix books. Hemanages security at a large utilities service provider, and holds an MS in Network Security. Ronald P. Reck's experience blends linguistics, NLP, and XML with UNIX systems. As a civilian contractor, he tackles large computational problems for distinguished clientele. Tim Scanlon recently worked on computer security for the 2004 Olympic Games. He has been a Common Criteria instructor, and has worked at MCI, TRW, Signal Corporation, and Inter.Net Global. He has worked in the public sector and with Mitre and Mitretek. Series Editor Roberta Bragg, CISSP, Security+, writes a column for the Security Watch newsletter, and is the author of Hardening Windows Systems and several other information security books.

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