Nexor Extends Secure Application Development Service with SELinux
February 12, 2009, Press Dispensary. Nexor, the company that connects, transforms and protects sensitive information for defence, security and resilience programmes, is extending its secure application development service with the addition of Security Enhanced (SE) Linux capability, SELinux.
Over two decades, Nexor has built a centre of excellence in developing technology to enforce security policies running on Solaris, Windows and STOP platforms. This capability is available to end customer and systems integrators for full lifecycle developments, application ports and product modifications. Each project is supported by standards-based methodologies, including processes structured according to CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) and both Agile and traditional development techniques. Support for evaluation and accreditation are provided through robust documentation and code verification.
In response to market demand, Nexor recognised the need to expand this capability to include SELinux, the secure operating system originally developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA). By using SELinux, solution architects are able to leverage the underlying EAL4 operating system’s features to complement and enhance the end-to-end security model. Working with Tresys Technology’s SELinux security toolset, enhanced productivity and verification have been built into the new capability. Nexor also invested in an SELinux training programme, learning from the expertise of both Tresys, host and manager of the SELinux upstream repository, and Redhat, resulting in Redhat Certified SELinux engineer status.
"With increased awareness of the negative effects of poorly implemented security, application developers are examining how to bring about improvements in the most affordable way. Thanks to the enhanced security capabilities offered by SELinux, many common security concerns can be overcome by operating system configuration rather than code rewrite, thereby reducing development cost," comments Steve Kingan, CEO.
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Nexor is a leading provider of information assurance solutions to defence and government agencies. Founded in 1990, Nexor connects, transforms and protects sensitive information to ensure trusted access and secure interoperability. Nexor’s comprehensive portfolio of technology and services is readily tailored to provide a value for money contribution to information assurance programmes.
About Tresys Technology:
Tresys innovates and applies advanced technologies to quickly solve the needs of customers requiring agile responsiveness to security requirements. By leveraging secure open source software, our products and services support the most sensitive security missions around the world. As a result Tresys enjoys a distinct reputation for shifting the way governments and businesses approach security. For more information, visit: http://www.tresys.com.
For further information, please contact:
Humphrey Browning, Nexor
Tel: +44 (0) 115 952 0500