Retrofitting network security to third-party applications --
the SecureBase experience
Jonathan I. Kamens
OpenVision Technologies, Inc.
Systems such as Kerberos, designed to provide secure user and service
authentication over insecure open networks, continue to gain acceptance
in the UNIX world. There are both freely available and commercial
products which reduce the vulnerabilities inherent in trusting
"traditional" UNIX security in a distributed environment. However,
such products generally do not provide similar protection for
third-party applications which have their own network security paradigms.
This paper show how such protection can be extended to encompass SYBASE,
a widely-used distributed database system. The experience with SYBASE
is generalized to other network applications.
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