Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:40 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews interviews Alexander Tsolkas, security consultant, Director Sales & Marketing at Iπsec Ltd. Germany, and creator of HSS, or High Security Server, a highly secure Linux kernel and a proprietary management Control Panel. We ask him about his product and about the state of ultra high security computing.
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RE[2]: Marketing?
by dzx6w3 on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Marketing?"
dzx6w3
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2011-06-30

Hi Soulbender, it is me, Alex.

So let me give you some answers.n.runs AG is one of the best pentesting companies here in Germany and tested it. Call them, one of the two directors is American. http://www.nruns.com/_en/impressum.php. It is DOnald Lee.

You forgot the 4 Laptops in addition to the 2 LBs.

It first has been published in IDG Computerwoche in the online blog "Security Expert Council - called Security Expertenrat", but IDG closed that blog in 2010. Look it up in Google Cache please.

We are not afraid that somebody steels the code for the Unix OS, but for the control panel software (licenseware) which controls the security functions we have implemented. We have no intention of making people scary, we are just selling a secure OS.

Why do you argue so agressive? Be happy. Somebody invented something for good. By the way, Chief Developer was Marc Delling. Laugh, we are going to make our money with it anyhow, we already do. But just in case, that somebody spends 10 mandays in front of an SE-Linux to get it secure, we have a quicker, and well, of course a more expensive solution.

We send David a copy of the license soon, so maybe you got a chance to look at it too.

Bye for now, Alex

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RE[3]: Marketing?
by Soulbender on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Marketing?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So let me give you some answers.n.runs AG is one of the best pentesting companies here in Germany and tested it.


I figured that much but the sentence in the article is confusing.

Call them, one of the two directors is American.


Uh, ok? Is that fact supposed to impress me?

We are not afraid that somebody steels the code for the Unix OS, but for the control panel software (licenseware) which controls the security functions we have implemented.


And why would the 3 letter agencies been interested in the control panel? It's just a front-end to the actual functions. I'm sure any shadow agency worth it's salt could put together a frontend of their own, if they even need one.

We have no intention of making people scary, we are just selling a secure OS.


The answers in the interview has a pretty scare-mongering tone, especially with the "the shadow agencies of the world are out to get our stuff" spiel.

By the way, Chief Developer was Marc Delling. Laugh, we are going to make our money with it anyhow, we already do.


Good for you. Maybe you have a good product, maybe not, but either way you're not doing it any favors with the hyperbole and scare-mongering tone in the interview.

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RE[4]: Marketing?
by dzx6w3 on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Marketing?"
dzx6w3 Member since:
2011-06-30

Yes, we would like to sell the server more. So to bring the discussion on a levels of facts, I suppose, you may wait until I will have translated our whitepaper into English. At the moment we only have the manual in English.

Cheerio
Alex

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RE[3]: Marketing?
by fran on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Marketing?"
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2010-08-06

"Why do you argue so agressive? Be happy."

Because it's Soulbender's MO
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RE[4]: Marketing?
by Soulbender on Fri 1st Jul 2011 15:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Marketing?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That made me laugh but I'm not entirely sure why.

Not that I think I was that negative. If you seriously suggest that CIA/GRU/MI-whatever would try to steal the source for your control panel app than you get what you deserve.

Edited 2011-07-01 15:37 UTC

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