Sunday, January 6, 2008

EnGarde - Secure Linux

First Open Source Internet Operating Platform - Live CD

EnGarde is the first secure open source Internet operating platform.It also has a feature-rich Internet application.

EnGarde ’s features :
  • robust SELinux policies with ease
  • maintain secure Web sites
  • Monitor networks using advanced IDS
  • Protect user with web and email content filtering* Control access to Internet resources
How toInstall SELinux:
  1. Install distro
  2. Update distro
  3. Run apt-get install selinux-basics selinux-policy-refpolicy-targeted1.
  4. Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add selinux=1 to your kernel command line (by adding it to the #kopt= line and then running update-grub). If you are using lilo, you must instead make similar changes to /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo.
  5. Fix dependencies listed. Below are the highlights. For a complete list please visit,

How to Install EnGarde:

  1. Select dhcp or enter manual ip
  2. Choose LiveCD or install
  3. Click log in
  4. Open a browser and go to https://x.x.x.x:1023/. Login with username admin and whatever you set for the password.
  5. Use the WebTool’s pulldown menus to select either a service or system you would like to use.
  6. Simply click on the modules to carry out your requests.

Total time to install EnGarde with SELinux is approx. 15-20 minutes (depending on your connection speed). Please note that a full install was not performed for this review. The concept was to see if EnGarde was a product that was worthwhile. Since EnGarde can run SELinux, it seemed that it would make sense to see everything else that was going on with EnGarde. To perform a full install of EnGarde for SELinux is beyond the scope of this article.

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