Apache is a freely available UNIX-based Web server. It is currently the
most commonly used Web server on the Internet. Find more information about
Apache at the Apache Web site at https://www.apache.org.
Novell AppArmor contains applications and limits the actions they
are permitted to take. It uses privilege confinement to prevent
attackers from using malicious programs on the protected server and
even using trusted applications in unintended ways.
Pattern in system or network activity that signals a possible virus or
hacker attack. Intrusion detection systems might use attack signatures
to distinguish between legitimate and potentially malicious activity.
By not relying on attack signatures, Novell AppArmor provides
"proactive" instead of "reactive" defense from attacks. This is better
because there is no window of vulnerability where the attack signature
must be defined for Novell AppArmor as it does for products
using attack signatures to secure their networks.
Graphical user interface. Refers to a software front-end meant to
provide an attractive and easy-to-use interface between a computer user
and application. Its elements include such things as windows, icons,
buttons, cursors, and scroll bars.
Host intrusion prevention. Works with the operating system kernel to
block abnormal application behavior in the expectation that the
abnormal behavior represents an unknown attack. Blocks malicious
packets on the host at the network level before they can
hurt the application they target.
mandatory access control
A means of restricting access to objects that is based on fixed
security attributes assigned to users, files, and other objects. The
controls are mandatory in the sense that they cannot be modified by
users or their programs.
profile foundation classes
Profile building blocks needed for common application activities, such
as DNS lookup and user authentication.
The RPM Package Manager. An open packaging system available for anyone to
use. It works on Red Hat Linux, openSUSE, and other Linux and UNIX systems. It is
capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating
computer software packages. See https://www.rpm.org/ for
Secure Shell. A service that allows you to access your server from a
remote computer and issue text commands through a secure connection.
streamlined access control
Novell AppArmor provides streamlined access control for network
services by specifying which files each program is allowed to read,
write, and execute. This ensures that each program does what it is
supposed to do and nothing else.
Universal resource identifier. The generic term for all types of names
and addresses that refer to objects on the World Wide Web. A URL is one
kind of URI.
Uniform Resource Locator. The global address of documents and other
resources on the World Wide Web.
The first part of the address indicates what protocol to use and the
second part specifies the IP address or the domain name where the
resource is located.
For example, in https://www.novell.com, http
is the protocol
An aspect of a system or network that leaves it open to attack.
Characteristics of computer systems that allow an individual to keep it
from correctly operating or that allows unauthorized users to take
control of the system. Design, administrative, or implementation
weaknesses or flaws in hardware, firmware, or software. If exploited, a
vulnerability could lead to an unacceptable impact in the form of
unauthorized access to information or disruption of critical