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How Trend Micro hardens the Smart Protection Server (SPS) for security purposes

    • Updated:
    • 18 Dec 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Smart Protection Server 2.6
    • Smart Protection Server 2.6
    • Smart Protection Server 3.0
    • Smart Protection Server 3.0
    • Platform:
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 6 64-bit
Summary

This article describes how Trend Micro hardens SPS to fulfill its security requirements.

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Encrypted communication

Trend Micro SPS uses HTTPS for web console & provides SSH access to the server. In HTTPS communication, SPS removes some unsafe ciphers and uses TLS to communicate with.

Restricted access

By default, Trend Micro SPS only allows reputation services ports (FRS/WRS) and blocks all access from outside by firewall.

Vulnerabilities responses

Trend Micro SPS is based on CentOS which is maintained by RedHat. If RedHat announces any vulnerabilities that impact Trend Micro SPS, we will follow the solution to resolve vulnerabilities by hot fix after evaluation.

Restricted user access

Trend Micro SPS uses non-root account to execute the command and binary files.

Patch/Hot Fix file verification

Trend Micro SPS uses the digital signature to verify if the patch/hot fix is released by Trend Micro.

Minimize installed packages

Trend Micro SPS removes unnecessary packages to avoid vulnerabilities and minimize risk in packages.

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Rating:
Category:
SPEC
Solution Id:
1112987
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