Linux Foundation launches Open Security Controller Project

Staff writer
11 Jul 2017

The Linux Foundation has launched a new open source project focused on centralizing security services orchestration for multi-cloud environments.

The Open Security Controller Project technology will automate the deployment of virtualized network security functions, such as next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems and application data controllers, to protect east-west traffic inside the data center, said the foundation in a statement.

The project orchestrates the deployment of virtual network security policies, applies the correct policy to the appropriate workload, and it brokers services among cloud management platforms—resulting in seamless integration of multi-vendor virtual security controls.

“Software-defined networks are becoming a standard for businesses, and open source networking projects are a key element in helping the transition, and pushing for a more automated network” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration at The Linux Foundation. “Equally important to automation in the open source community is ensuring security. The Open Security Controller Project touches both of these areas. We are excited to have this project join The Linux Foundation, and look forward to the collaboration this project will engender regarding network security now and in the future.”

Founding members of the project include Huawei, Intel, McAfee, Nuage Networks from Nokia, and Palo Alto Networks.

Open Security Controller Project technology is licensed under Apache 2.

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