Internet Security Systems (ISS) has announced Linux support for its Proventia Server Intrusion Prevention System product line, to serve a burgeoning Linux server market.
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An ISS solution for Linux servers follows the launch of Proventia Server for Windows at the end of last year.
Linux makes up the third largest server market behind Windows and Unix, but analysts say Linux’s share is rapidly increasing.
Analyst IDC says Linux servers generated $1.6bn (£940m) in sales in the last quarter of 2005. This was the fourteenth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with year-over-year revenue growth of 20.8%.
ISS describes the Proventia Server Intrusion Prevention System as a “set-and-forget” security solution for an organisation's entire population of servers, not just for dedicated servers running mission-critical applications.
Key features of Proventia Server for Linux include vulnerability-based intrusion prevention, Buffer Overflow Exploit Prevention (BOEP), and support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SuSE Linux Enterprise Servers.