June 10, 2002

IBM Strengthens Linux Security with Tivoli Software

IBM is delivering new capabilities across its Tivoli security management software portfolio, including IBM Tivoli Access Manager, IBM Tivoli Risk Manager and IBM Tivoli Identity Manager, that enable organizations to make secure access, threat and identity management more effective in heterogeneous environments.
As part of the expanded portfolio, IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems enables access control across the Linux and UNIX operating systems, providing IT administrators a way to secure data and applications based on corporate security policies. The software features delegated administration, policy definition, auditing and access control for AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux operating systems through a unified Web-based interface. The software is available as a stand-alone product or can be integrated with IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.

IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business now also features Linux support for IBM zSeries and a security platform with Web single sign-on and access control for simplified security integration across Internet-facing applications and Web middleware running on the Linux platform.

"Deployment of Linux across major business applications is growing in popularity, but the same strict security policies still apply," said Frank Schreiber, managing director, GlobalVision IT Consulting GmbH. "IBM's software already gives companies more control over their security policies across a broad range of platforms, and our clients will benefit from being able to extend those same security policies across their Linux environment."

In addition, to help companies manage threats across the enterprise, IBM Tivoli Risk Manager features new Web, host and network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) sensors for Linux on the IBM#!/#s xSeries and zSeries. The sensors monitor Web server access logs, system log files and network intrusion traffic, feed that data into Tivoli Risk Manager#!/#s intelligent correlation engine, then present IT administrators with a comprehensive, real-time view of enterprise security on a single console. In addition, signature updates for the Web and Network IDS are provided to customers every 60 days or less.

Tivoli Risk Manager customers can download the new sensors, free of charge, through the Tivoli Developer Domain at http://www.ibm.com/developer/tivoli.

IBM has also expanded IBM Tivoli Identity Manager support for Red Hat Linux and Linux on the zSeries, allowing companies to apply policy-based management and provisioning of user information through the business processes to a wider variety of operating systems and platforms.

"Business-critical applications are moving to Linux more rapidly than ever before and security is a fundamental requirement for our customers," said Arvind Krishna, vice president of security products, Tivoli Software, IBM. "With these new solutions, IBM equips security administrators and application developers with the right tools to better integrate consistent security policy across more platforms."

The expanded portfolio builds on IBM's existing leadership in e-business software shipped for Linux. In 2001, IBM#!/#s independent software vendor (ISV) partners boosted the number of Linux based applications to more than 3,000a 75 percent increase, many of which are "Ready for Tivoli" and able to integrate seamlessly into enterprises managed with Tivoli software.

About Tivoli Software from IBM
Tivoli software from IBM enables an IT organization to reduce the total cost of ownership and improve service levels of the IT infrastructure. Tivoli software helps traditional enterprises and e-businesses worldwide manage security, storage, performance and availability, and configuration and operations. Backed by world-class IBM services, support and research, Tivoli software is one of four key IBM Software Group brands DB2, Lotus, Tivoli and WebSphere. For more information, visit www.tivoli.com.

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