Sun Rolls Out Trusted Solaris for x86
The decision to make Trusted Solaris available on Intel-based servers is part of Sun's larger overall strategy to renew its commitment to the Unix-based OS on that platform.Sun Microsystems Inc. last week rolled out two new commercial versions of the Trusted Solaris operating system for the x86 platform. The decision to make Trusted Solaris available on Intel-based servers is part of a larger overall strategy to renew the companys commitment to the Unix-based OS on that platform. "Were very serious about Solaris on the x86 platform. This is yet another show of commitment from us," said Anil Gadre, vice president of software business management and marketing at Sun, based in Palo Alto, Calif.
Trusted Solaris for years has been available on Suns Sparc platform and has become a favorite of the military and other government organizations. Now the company is introducing a Standard Edition and Certified Edition on x86. The main difference between the two versions is that the Certified Edition has been put through the governments Common Criteria testing program. It has received several certifications at the EAL4 level, which is the highest level of evaluation done by the National Information Assurance Partnership, overseen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Security Agency.
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