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Chapter 10. Solaris Network Security

10. Solaris Network Security

The Solaris OS includes several features that enable you to protect a single system, systems on local and wide area networks, and traffic across the Internet. IP layer filtering is used to create firewalls to protect networks and hosts from intrusion. IPsec provides encryption and authentication at the IP layer. Solaris Secure Shell (SunSSH) provides a suite of tools that enable remote systems to be accessed in a secure manner. It can be used in place of older, insecure methods such as ftp, telnet, rlogin, and rsh. At the transport layer, the Solaris OS provides OpenSSL as a cryptography toolkit.

The Solaris OS also includes Kerberos. Kerberos is the foundation of many single sign on solutions. Kerberos provides a flexible, dynamic, robust, and secure mechanism for applications or users to authenticate and function over the network. The chapter concludes with extended examples of how to administer Kerberos with a variety of applications, including Microsoft Active Directory.


  

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