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SAN FRANCISCO -- Data security firm Reliant Security recently chose the OpenSolaris operating system for its Managed PCI System, due to its cost, technology and security advantages, Reliant stated.
"Before Solaris was open source, Reliant Security wouldn't even have known about technology advancements until their official release," Bill Franklin, vice president, Solaris Core Engineering at Sun Microsystems, said in a statement. "By participating during development, partners like Reliant can influence the direction of Solaris technology to the benefit of their products and customers."
The system's network virtualization capability is being leveraged to improve Payment Card Data Security for merchants, the company stated. Reliant's Managed PCI System (MPS) replaces complex multi-vendor security and networking solutions with a single low-cost appliance to meet PCI and store systems requirements in an integrated solution, the company stated.
"Reliant made a strategic decision to base the MPS product on OpenSolaris because Linux didn't meet our security requirements and system resource constraints," Richard Newman, managing partner of Reliant Security, said in a statement. "With support of the OpenSolaris community, we have been able to meet a very aggressive production rollout of MPS and are proud to participate in the launch of the first community distribution of OpenSolaris."