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This release of the PATROL for UNIX and Linux product provides several options to secure your UNIX environment. By implementing PATROL security, you can protect the data that is passed between PATROL components and restrict unauthorized users from accessing your data. PATROL security is installed as part of the agent, console server, and consoles. KMs inherit the security policy from the agent, console server, and console on which the KMs are installed. 

For detailed information about PATROL security, see the PATROL Security User Guide.

You can secure the data passed between PATROL components and restrict unauthorized users from accessing your data by implementing PATROL security. You can select from five   security levels when you install PATROL.

Note

The PATROL Agent, console server, and consoles must operate at the same security level to communicate with each other. When you install agents, console servers, or consoles that need to communicate with previously installed versions of these components, check the security level of the previously installed components and be sure to install the new ones at the same level.

Checking Security Levels

To check the security level of a previously installed agent, console server, or console, perform the following steps:

  1. From the command line switch to the path on the computer that you want to check. Your previous PATROL installations reside in $BMC_ROOT/../common/security/bin/OS.
  2. Run the following command to display the security policy of the current computer:
{{esstool policy -a}}

The security level is displayed in the security level field of the output.

Assessing and Implementing a Different Security Level

Review the   security level definitions in the PATROL Security User Guide before installing PATROL to determine the appropriate security level for your components. If you want to implement a new security level after having previously installed PATROL security, see the PATROL Security User Guide for instructions.

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