Sun Enterprise Network Security Service (SENSS)
System Security Management
SENSS "Bruce" is a flexible, Java-based infrastructure that permits
centralized security management of small, medium and large-sized
The Bruce software provides you with a network service daemon that
should be installed on each host in your network; these daemons are
linked together in a hierarchy of trust.
This hierarchy may be used for the distribution and execution of
digitally-signed packages containing (java, binary, or script) code
that may be used to check and fix host security issues in a bulk,
Execution requests are likewise digitally signed, replay attacks are
prevented, and network communications are secured by access-control
lists and pluggable authentication and secrecy modules.
Output generated during the process of checking is in HTML format, and
percolates to the root of the hierarchy, where it is browsable.
The Bruce software is not yet complete; this is the Early Access 2
(EA2) release, that we (the Bruce development team) are making
available for the benefit of parties with a professional interest in
network security, for their experimentation and comment.