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Fedora OpenSCAP Looks to Drive Security

Fedora 14 is looking to step up its security operations. The popular Linux distribution is including a technology known as OpenSCAP, an open source version of the Security Content Automation Protocol, which provides for a standardized mechanism for maintaining system security.

From a standardization perspective, SCAP comes straight from the top, carrying the imprimatur of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology. OpenSCAP layers in additional standards-based ingredients that could make the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora 14 Linux a more appealing option for enterprise users. Datamation takes a look.


Security is always a primary concern for enterprise IT managers, with a constant need to ensure that systems are kept updated and properly configured to prevent exploits. A new tool debuting in the upcoming Red Hat-sponsored Fedora 14 Linux release could prove a key ingredient in enabling properly secured systems.

Fedora 14 is set to include a technology called OpenSCAP, an open source implementation of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) framework for creating a standardized approach for maintaining secure systems. The new system builds on numerous other technologies and systems in an effort to enable IT organizations to ensure a standardized approach to security.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Fedora 14 Linux Boosts Security with OpenSCAP