Novell and Red Hat security experts face off on AppArmor and SELinux

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Security Enhanced Linux or App Armor? Linux Magazine invited two well-known personalities from Red Hat and Novell to debate the merits of their security systems.

Novell and Red Hat are currently doing battle to establish their respective products as competitive protection systems for Linux. Whereas Red Hat adopted SELinux years ago, Novell introduced their AppArmor protection system after acquiring Immunix. Both systems are licensed under the GPL, both aim to make Linux more secure, and both give administrators more control over applications privileges. We asked spokesmen from Novell and Red Hat to explain why their security system is the best. Crispin Cowan, who came to Novell from Immunix, will be talking first about the advantages of AppArmor. Then Daniel Riek will explain why Red Hat will be sticking with SELinux.

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