Immunix Acquisition by Novell Boosts Enterprise Linux Security
Novell has expanded its commitment to enterprise-class security by acquiring Immunix, Inc., a leading provider of host-based application security solutions for Linux. AppArmor, the Linux application security system, will from today be called Novell AppArmor. Immunix, founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1998, was instrumental in the development of the security architecture of the Linux kernel and has close ties with the Linux development community. "Security is our passion, not just our profession," said Crispin Cowan, Immunix's CTO and co-founder.