Alexander Bergmann
By: Alexander Bergmann

June 27, 2018 1:31 pm

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Secure Boot Network Installation

1. Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) We have to start with the standard PXE setup that is used for decades for disk-less client bootstrapping. The client requests an IP address and gets it together with the information where to find a boot file that can be loaded via TFTP. In our case the network connection is […]

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Lawrence Kearney
By: Lawrence Kearney

June 17, 2018 2:20 am

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The SSSD, Active Directory, and growing SLES integration

From both feature and security perspectives, integrating Linux systems with Active Directory environments has been a challenge for their respective system administrators and organisations. However, modern Linux distributions include the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) which addresses many of the legacy shortcomings handily. The daemon uses identity and authentication providers (and other service providers) to […]

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Lawrence Kearney
By: Lawrence Kearney

June 14, 2018 2:37 am

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SLES, PAM, SSSD, and MFA Soup

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are becoming the standard for many user facing IT services. Most visibly with web applications, corporate VPNs, self-service portals and online banking platforms to name but a few. Extending MFA to the realm of system administration to harden access to the Linux operating system itself is becoming an established best practice […]

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By: msmeissn

May 21, 2018 9:00 pm

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SUSE Addresses Spectre Variant 4

Today, the Google Project Zero team disclosed an additional speculative execution method to obtain data that would otherwise be protected by the CPU. Google, together with CPU, hardware and operating system vendors have worked over the past months to prepare mitigations for this vulnerability, known as Spectre v4. The vulnerability is similar to others in […]

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John Dolen
By: John Dolen

May 3, 2018 2:57 am

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SUSE Partners Provide Endpoint and Data Center Security

RSA Conference, a major information security event, wound down almost two weeks ago.  Hotel prices in San Francisco are back below stratosphere levels (at least for now), but the important work of protecting information continues.  At SUSE, security is a never ending process, and we are committed to delivering best effort security.  We also recognize […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

January 4, 2018 7:58 am

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SUSE Addresses Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Yesterday the security community and a number of IT vendors announced the existence of several hardware security vulnerabilities that allow potential exploits across a range of hardware architectures and operating systems including but not limited to Linux. https://meltdownattack.com/ SUSE engineers have been collaborating with our partners and the Linux community on upstream Linux kernel patches. […]

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Alexander Bergmann
By: Alexander Bergmann

December 22, 2017 3:37 am

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We will switch to CVSS v3.0 starting in 2018

After our announcement back in January this year, and a transition phase where we scored both version 2 and version 3, we will finally switch entirely to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3.0 for vulnerability assessment with the beginning of 2018. Customers who automatically check our v2 scoring will no longer see any […]

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Drew
By: Drew

December 4, 2017 11:24 am

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System YES Certification with a PTF or another maintenance update

During a typical YES Certification of a server or workstation, the Gold Master (GM) release of SUSE Linux Enterprise with the latest Service Pack (SP) is installed on the hardware during certification tests. Sometimes, the GM release needs specific fixes or updates in order to be compatible with a particular hardware platform. As hardware systems […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

November 8, 2017 10:20 am

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New SUSE Best Practices: Performance Analysis, Tuning and Tools on SUSE Linux Enterprise Products

In general, at SUSE, we are very careful about giving any “universal” recommendations regarding performance tuning. Usually, we shy away from providing generic tuning instructions, and instead, where applicable, we try to establish a performance baseline and metrics for a given workload. The reason is that any kind of performance tuning and analysis very much depends […]

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By: fcrozat

October 27, 2017 8:11 am

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Beta 1 is available!

We are happy to announce our first beta release for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 for: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension (SLE-WE), SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availablility (SLE-HA) SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Beta will be our new major release designed for IT Transformation! SLE 15 is […]

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