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VNU Net: Security is out of step with ebusiness; Linux rated least secure platform to store data

Jan 12, 2001, 15:59 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Samuels)

"Fewer than half of blue-chip companies believe that their ebusiness and security strategies are effectively coordinated. Business managers are guilty of demanding ebusiness at all costs and security is overlooked, according to research by analyst group Xephon."

"Nine out of 10 respondents in the Xephon report still rated the mainframe as the safest repository to store their data. "All platforms have strong security tools, but many respondents felt that the other options fell short of the mainframe environment's total security," added Lillycrop."

"Unix was rated as the safest mid-range server environment, beating NT/Windows 2000 into second place. The Linux platform was rated as the least secure platform to store data. Lillycrop said this was partly due to a lack of user-awareness, adding that "Linux tools are still only developing."

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