As part of this agreement, the teams will be working together to educate customers on common terms to help them understand security advisories released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform. The teams will also be creating a platform for jointly analyzing the information, provided by various sources to cert-in on an attack planned/happened on a systems deployed on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform in India.
Red Hat's International Security Response Team works with CERT teams globally to communicate Red Hat security advisories to resolve security vulnerabilities identified by them for Linux platform. This team will investigate and verify the issue, analyze which products are affected, determine the impact, and work out the remedial action that needs to be taken.
Javed Tapia, President, Red Hat Indian Subcontinent, said, "Linux is becoming pervasive and is now entering the deepest, most mission critical areas of the enterprise. Enterprises are increasingly banking their mission critical business functionalities on Linux . Security is of paramount importance today and Red Hat strives to be the most proactive as far as security is concerned." He further added, "Our partnership with CERT-In further strengthens our commitment to the Indian consumer by offering proactive warnings that will be put up on the CERT-In website and shared amongst their user community."
Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director, CERT-In, said, "The purpose of CERT-In is to become the nation's most trusted referral agency of the Indian Community for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur. The growing usage of Linux in India made it imperative for us to offer proactive warnings and security updates to our vast Indian Community." He further added, "As Red Hat is the most widely used Linux distribution in India, we have partnered with them to strengthen our domain expertise on the Linux environment."
Satish Mohan, Head - Engineering, Red Hat India, said, "This partnership will simplify the complexity of security management by providing customers with a single mechanism for notification of vulnerabilities and advisories. End-user security, applications and data remain the core focus of the Red Hat Security in Networked World initiative."
Red Hat launched the 'Security in a Networked World' initiative for Linux and open source security in August 2005. Since then Red Hat has been working to increase platform-level security, provide increased security for all applications on the Red Hat platform, and achieve the highest levels of security certifications in the industry.
A top priority in the development of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is to focus on building a flexible, modular, enterprise computing platform whose security infrastructure can be leveraged in every aspect of a corporation's network. From mainframe to desktops, from databases to devices. Red Hat builds technologies that can be used as part of an extended, protected network. With the maturation and availability of SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux), technology developed with the National Security Agency, Red Hat built security into the core of the infrastructure. SELinux provides among the highest levels of security available in any commercially available and supported operating system.
Red Hat has also been a leader in meeting key certification standards such as Common Criteria and security components within Federal Information Processing Standards, and is constantly working towards higher levels of certification. Red Hat brings the value of the highest degree of government security requirements to all of our global customers.
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Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com
Red Hat India is a subsidiary of Red Hat Inc, USA. Red Hat has been at the forefront of bringing the latest open source and Linux technology to India. Red Hat has enabled adoption of open source technology across segments - Government, enterprise and education. They have seven offices in India at Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Bhopal and one in Sri Lanka at Colombo. OEM partners include IBM, HCL Infosystems, Wipro Infotech and Acer among others. SI partners include Wipro Infotech and HCL Infosystems. Red Hat India has a distribution network of over 50 channel partners spanning 20 cities across India. Key distributors being GT Enterprises, Sonata Software and Integra Microsystems. Red Hat Learning Services are available with over 70 training partners at over 300 locations across India. Learn more: http://www.in.redhat.com
CERT-In is an acronym for 'Indian Computer Emergency Response Team'. CERT-In is the National Incident Response Centre for major computer security incidents in its constituency i.e. Indian cyber community.
CERT-In's primary role is to raise security awareness among Indian cyber community and to provide technical assistance and advice them to help them recover form computer security incidents. CERT-In also provides technical advice to System Administrators and users to respond to computer security incidents. It also identifies trends in intruder activity, works with other similar institutions & organisations to resolve major security issues, and disseminates information to the Indian cyber community. CERT-In also enlightens its constituents about the security awareness and best practices for various systems & networks by publishing advisories, guidelines and other technical documents. Learn more: http://www.cert-in.org.in
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