The Linux Foundation has launched the Open Security Controller Project, an open source project focused on centralizing security services for multi-cloud environments. The project technology automates the deployment of virtualized network security functions, like next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems and application data controllers to protect east-west traffic inside the data center, said the foundation in a statement.

Founding members of the project include Huawei, Intel, McAfee, Nuage Networks from Nokia, and Palo Alto Networks.

Open Security Controller Project technology is licensed under Apache 2.

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