Bastille is a System Hardening and Security implementation tool which includes the fundamentals on how to harden a *nix (a Linux or Unix based computer system), and perform a consistent implementation across system restarts.
Before starting with the installation of Bastille, we highly recommend that the Administration Staff become intimately familiar with the processes and operations of the server.
Ideally the implementor needs to have a good background in Systems Administration, Networking, as well as a background in IP Security. The Bastille application provides a generous implementation for improving security on a variety of servers. It is without saying than most systems will benefit from the default settings for the installation of Bastille.
Security is a balance between protecting the environment and being able to use the service. (it is equally as easy to disconnect the servers from the network. While this makes them secure, they then become unusable).
We currently support the development efforts of Bastille, and provide
suggestions, updates, services, and Spam Filtering for the
bastille-linux.org domain. The current release of Bastille is available
for Linux at:
Bastille for Linux
Bastille for HP-UX.
Please be advised, that while Bastille is a good start for Systems Security, the Day of the Zero Exploit is here, and due diligence is important to improving security. Firewalls no longer are the complete answer for Internet Security.
With more than 20 years of consulting experience, we are available to support the development, configuration and installation for your security needs.
For any questions you may have, contact us at
ABS Computer Technology, Inc.
519 Nichols Road
Our representative will answer and assist you with your specific needs.