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Trusted Computer Solutions Partners with Carahsoft to Distribute Automated Linux System Lock Down Tool

Security Blanket Now Available to Government and Commercial Organizations via Carahsoft's GSA Schedule or Direct Purchase

Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leader in building security applications that run on the Linux operating system, today announced that it has partnered with Carahsoft Technology Corp. to resell its Security Blanket product to government and commercial customers.

Security Blanket, an automated system lock down and security management tool for Linux operating systems, enables systems administrators to automatically configure and enhance the security of their Linux operating platforms by simplifying the “hardening” process that must be undertaken on a regular basis to meet security compliancy requirements. “We selected Carahsoft as our first reseller based on their proven track record in providing outstanding service to clients and their commitment to representing only high-caliber, non-competing solutions,” said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer for TCS. “In addition, we believe there is great synergy between Security Blanket and Carahsoft’s current portfolio of Linux-based solutions that will lead to increased awareness and sales of the product. With the growing need for security compliance in the government and commercial IT sectors, we want to make it easy for customers to buy and deploy Security Blanket. The agreement with Carahsoft enables us to accomplish this objective.”

“As the master GSA schedule holder and distributor for Red Hat, Carahsoft is pleased to add Security Blanket to our growing portfolio of open source solutions,” said Craig P. Abod. “The Security Blanket tool is an excellent choice for customers running Red Hat Enterprise 4 or 5 who are interested in continuously improving their security posture and meeting industry compliance requirements.”

Carahsoft will add Security Blanket to the Carahsoft Technology Corp. GSA IT Schedule Solicitation FCIS-JB-980001B effective November 19, 2004 through November 19, 2009, providing an easy purchasing vehicle for government customers. Commercial companies can also purchase Security Blanket directly from Carahsoft.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a trusted government IT solutions provider. The company combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Carahsoft serves as the master GSA schedule holder/distributor for MySQL, Red Hat, Adobe, Pillar Data Systems and Symantec. In addition to open source, information storage/security, and Adobe solutions, Carahsoft maintains dedicated teams to support sales and marketing of HR solutions including Avue Technologies and Careerbuilder, as well as intelligence solutions through its partnerships with many of the In-Q-Tel portfolio companies. For more information, visit or call 888-662-2724.

About Security Blanket

Security Blanket enables administrators to easily access their system against predefined profiles that automate industry-standard best practices for hardening Linux and then automatically configure the OS to meet those guidelines. These profiles are based on security guidelines recommended by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and select guidelines from the SANS Institute’s defined risks associated with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP). For more information on Security Blanket, contact Carahsoft at 888-662-2724 or [email protected]. Download a free trial of Security Blanket at:

About Trusted Computer Solutions

Founded in 1994, Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) provides commercial and government organizations with solutions for securely sharing and protecting critical information assets. TCS has deep experience in developing solutions to support the Linux community. The company’s flagship commercial product, Security Blanket provides Linux users with an automated software tool that allows users to easily lock down an installed Linux operating system and periodically check the security state of an installed system. TCS has over fourteen years of experience in building security solutions that meet the most stringent security conformance requirements as mandated by the Federal government. TCS is headquartered in Herndon, Va., with offices in Urbana, Ill. and San Antonio, Tx. For more information on Trusted Computer Solutions, visit

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