Cloud Linux Inc. Releases SecureLVE
Cloud Linux Inc. has announced the release of SecureLVE, an extension of CloudLinux's Lightweight Virtual Environment technology which creates a higher level of security for shared hosting servers. SecureLVE provides a virtualized file system, which separates each user on the server into its own virtual environment, preventing one user from seeing any other users on the server. This new server security makes it difficult for hackers to attack, deface, or steal data from the shared web server.
SecureLVE is based on CloudLinux's Lightweight Virtual Environment technology, which allows the administrator to control CPU usage on a server at the tenant or application level. Providing a security layer that limits the available applications, devices, and what a user can see in the file system, SecureLVE technology makes it harder for an attacker to penetrate the server.
On a typical shared server, one user can often see other users on the system, as well as in some cases - their configuration files, including passwords. By compartmentalizing each user in its own environment and limiting the commands that each user can execute, the vector of attacks against the server is significantly diminished and server's overall security is enhanced. With SecureLVE, many attacks that can happen on the server are completely prevented.
The release of this new security tool is further demonstration of Cloud Linux's promise to help service providers increase security, stability and control of the server environment for more efficient and profitable operations. Cloud Linux invented the Lightweight Virtual Environment a kernel-level technology that limits the amount of resources (CPU, I/O, memory) available to a specific process or customer. LVE isolates specific hardware resources in a lightweight environment and prevents one tenant on a shared server from affecting others – especially due to a sudden peak load from a single tenant.
SecureLVE provides the system administrator with functionality similar to container based virtualization, but on the application level, instead of the OS level. It will fill the gap between shared hosting and virtual private servers (VPS), and will allow server administrators to increase server stability and density while greatly improving the security of shared hosting. Server owners can continue to limit available applications and limit accessible devices but without the performance monitoring and server management required for container based virtualization. The software is available to all CloudLinux subscribers.
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