AIX Tip of the Week

Subject: AIX Security Expert

Audience: All

Date: June 24, 2007

AIX Security Expert is a system security hardening tool (TCP, NET, IPSEC, system, auditing). It saves time and ensures that all systems have the proper security configuration in an enterprise environment. It was added to AIX5.3 in TL6 (Aug 2006).

AIX Security Expert integrates over 300 security settings into a simple menu for selecting High, Medium, Low and Standard security. It also allows you to customize individual settings. It can be used to create a security profile that you can propagate to other systems.

AIX Security Expert can be run from Web-based System Manager, SMIT, or you can use the "aixpert" command.

For more information, search for "aixpert" on the AIX5.3 web page:

Related information:

AIX Security Hardening

AIX Functional Enhancements by Version

Bruce Spencer,

June 24, 2007