Q

Achieving B1 Orange book levels with Linux

Can Linux achieve B1 level of Orange Book?

The short answer is no. As far as I am aware no Linux distribution has met the requirements of B1 of the Orange Book.

It could probably be achieved with the use of a mandatory access control framework like SELinux and a considerable amount of operational and administrative controls introduced. In order to do so you'd need to engage a professional consultant or consultancy in the security space with experience of implementing Orange Book security. If you are pitching a solution to a US government or military organization and require B1 security then I suggest that Linux might not be the ideal operating system platform choice.

This was last published in October 2005

Dig Deeper on Linux management and configuration

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchDataCenter

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

Close