What is SyncOS?


SyncOS is a custom made Linux operating system, forked from Debian flavor distro Open Secure-K OS.

A set of support tool and utilities are provided to let customer forming his own infrastructure for certification, authorization and remote control management, include SyncOffice Manager and SyncOffice Authenticator. These tools are used for both SyncOS and SyncOffice.

SyncOS remasters the Debian distro to create an sandbox Linux OS. SyncOS also add encryption on the bootable USB OS file system.

When SyncOS is booted up, it audits against local stored certificate. Once audit passed, it automatically updates Linux various credentials, and login to its corporate cloud. The cloud is the typical file repository and workplace to process the document.

SyncOS preinstalled a SyncOffice suite with Login extension. Different from SyncOffice-VA, SyncOS also contains other applications for daily office operation, such as email and chat client applications. Customer can also install his own applications.

The name SyncOS is just a short term for Synchronized Operating System, where Sync simply means OS with synchronized office management policy with its local deployed certificate and remote authorization.

The SyncOS and Secure-K OS are built based on Debian 9 Stretch Release. The SyncOS support utilities are developed by Teleon from scratch. Some of these key technologies and sources include:

  • Debian: The under layer Linux flavor which Open Secure-K OS used.
  • Open Secure-K OS: The under layer Linux distro SyncOS remastered from.
  • Eclipse: Java development studio for SyncOS authorization applications.
  • Rufus: Rufus is a utility that helps format and create SyncOS bootable USB flash drives.
  • Rclone: Rclone is a command line program to manage files on cloud storage.
  • LXC: LXC is an operating-system-level virtualization method used by SyncOS for running multiple isolated Linux systems on a control host using a single Linux kernel.
  • PHP 7: Teleon Remote Support Service Supporting SyncOS is written in PHP 7.

SyncOS's Place in the Universe

There are a lot of security oriented operating system exist. Live CD and Live USB operating systems are considered more secured than ordinary disk installed OS. Critical document and data processed by Live OS typically won't leave any trace on its host's disk. It's also a read only OS that intruded spam or virus cannot survive between reboot.

Based on Live USB Debian distro, SyncOS goes further on sandboxing. SyncOS is not a ordinary Live USB OS, it encrypted the Live USB's file system. It has its own encrypted persistent storage. When it boot up, it decrypt and load the file system into memory, do audit against local stored certificate, retrieve and update Linux user password provided by the administrator. It deciphers the corporate cloud credentials and auto login to the cloud to create a sandboxed work place.

SyncOS has a companion: SyncOffice, which is a preinstalled customized office suite application. The SyncOS and SyncOffice duo form a perfect document process sandbox.

Business owner and manager should be less worry about critical corporate data processed on SyncOS may leak out, even to its user. SyncOS's user can process the document using SyncOffice within the SyncOS, but he could not get the document out onto his hand. He could not save-as it out, print it out, upload to web, attach to email or IM, even copy and paste. He can only access the document to and from the corporate cloud, or local encrypted persistent storage. That is, you can read it, you can edit it, you can save it to cloud, but you cannot get it on your hand. This is what SyncOS stands out from the rest.

SyncOS Portal and Information Website

You can find Teleon web portal for SyncOS at Teleon portal site.

Order and customer oriented information can also be found on Teleon client site.

For more detailed technical information, you can browse related chapter on Teleon document site.

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