In December 2011 through March 2012, Symantec Corporation worked with Unisys to conduct a comprehensive security assessment of the OS 2200 operating environment that supports the ClearPath Dorado family of systems. Symantec attempted to break into both CMOS-based and Intel-based systems, using black box penetration tests over both IPv4 and IPv6 networks from inside the firewall. Traffic interception and modification was performed in an effort to cause abort conditions that might have security ramifications. Symantec observed that OS 2200 does an excellent job of protecting data resident on ClearPath Dorado systems from unauthorized and unauthenticated attackers. During these penetration tests, Symantec was unable to identify any areas where OS 2200 did not robustly handle unknown error conditions and malicious unintended input.
Watch the video “Unisys ClearPath Dorado: The Best Protection” to listen to Erik Kamerling, Lead Penetration Tester at Symantec, talk about his attempts to compromise ClearPath Dorado systems, both CMOS-based and Intel-based systems, using the most advanced techniques known to the Symantec penetration test team. Read their report and learn why they concluded that “The default defensive posture of OS 2200 is a worthy goal for all vendors of enterprise level servers.”