Comparing Group Policy in Windows Server 2008 to SELinux in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2
When choosing a server product for an IT environment, comparison shopping quickly reveals that two or more products might seem to have similar functionality, but each has unique features that can ultimately dictate which product is the best fit. This paper evaluates similarities and differences between features and functions of Windows Server 2008 Group Policy and SELinux in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5). In terms of centralized policy management, it appears that both the Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 and RHEL5 SELinux architectures provide security polices at the individual computer and user levels. The capability within both platforms for this type of granular control serves to reduce the burden for Windows Server 2008 and RHEL5 IT professionals of enforcing security policies.