Open Source Security Inc's grsecurity Project Gains Sponsorship from OVH

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Open Source Security Inc. is proud to welcome OVH as a 2016 Silver-Level sponsor for the open source project grsecurity®.

Grsecurity plays a crucial role in the web hosting industry.

Open Source Security Inc. is proud to welcome OVH as a 2016 Silver-Level sponsor for the open source project grsecurity®. OVH, the largest Internet Service Provider(ISP) in France, is headquartered in Roubaix, northern France. It operates 17 data centers with more than 250,000 machines. This sponsorship demonstrates OVH's continuing commitment to Internet security.

"grsecurity plays a crucial role in the web hosting industry.", Brad Spengler, president of Open Source Security Inc. explains, "Web hosting is one of the most difficult Linux environments to secure. Most security technologies focus on deterring attackers from trying to break in from the outside. At an ISP, anyone can pay $10 to get legitimate access to your system and network."

One of grsecurity's defining feature is its ability to prevent hackers from penetrating a system using 0-day or zero-day exploits, attacks unknown to the software developer and system staff. As an ISP, OVH are directly at the front line of those attacks. Octave Klaba(Founder, Chairman and CTO) and Stéphane Lesimple(CISO) of OVH have trusted grsecurity as a core component of their defense strategy since 2003.

Major Linux software distributions rely on grsecurity for system and kernel hardening. OVH's contribution directly funds ongoing grsecurity development and infrastructure maintenance, ensuring its continued existence for the Linux community.

Open Source Security Inc. expresses their sincere gratitude for OVH's sponsorship.

About Open Source Security Inc.

Open Source Security Inc, the creator of grsecurity®, is a boutique security development studio and consultancy. At the forefront of Linux kernel security, it specializes in robust and high-performance defensive technologies. Today grsecurity protects millions of servers on the Internet and embedded devices in mission-critical infrastructure.

For more information, visit https://www.grsecurity.net/.

Media Contact:
VP of Communications
Open Source Security Inc.
+1 949 424 7732
jake(at)grsecurity(dot)net

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