Security for Linux on System z: Securing Your Network

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Published on 22 February 2013

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IBM Form #: TIPS0981


Authors: Lydia Parziale, Jonathan Barney, Vic Cross, William Johnston, Eduardo Kienetz, Eric Marins, Nilesh Patel and Sri Venkatesen

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    Abstract

    The best practices to manage IT security are already documented by several sources. The practices can certainly be used to also secure Linux on System z. However, when you define the security policies, consider several unique technologies that this platform uses. These technologies can potentially harden the overall security by providing centralized management capabilities and reducing the number of control checks compared to a server farm that is based on physically distributed servers. This web document describes the best practices for securing your network. It was written as as part of IBM Redbooks publication Security for Linux on System z, SG24-7728.

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