The Linux Foundation continues with the interesting projects promoted thanks to free and open source software. Now they have released OpenSecurityController, a project oriented to the cloud and security, centralizing the hardening services for these environments that are so important today. Thanks to Open Security Controller we will be able to manage the deployment of virtual network security policies, as well as workloads, and correct services for the cloud.
It is the perfect integration of the controls of fullfilment of security requirements and it is an open project. Organizations will therefore be able to contribute to the project to continue improving security and adapt it to their needs. Arpit Joshipura, one of the leaders of the Linux Foundation, has commented that virtual networks created by software are increasingly demanded and necessary in the cloud, and it is no less important to ensure their security to avoid problems. That is why he says it is an exciting project involving the Linux Foundation, hoping there will be many more contributors in the future.
Open Security Controller is licensed under Apache 2, and expects industry support as I have already said. In fact, Evan Xiao from Huawei has already announced that they are eager to work alongside the Linux Foundation on this project. So has Rick Echevarria, Intel's vice president of software and services. Both companies have announced that they will collaborate with the LF project to accelerate development and improve Open Security Controler.
Without a doubt, with the cases of attacks that are occurring lately, and where no system is 100% secure, each of these projects that help improve security will be very welcome. Although this does not directly affect home users, it is good to know that the Linux Foundation does not cease in its commitment with open technologies and security in this case.