Ten Open Source Security Apps Worth Considering
Apr 27, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Harvey)
"Are open source security tools really as secure as those
available for sale?
"Yes, say a growing number of enterprises that are implementing
open source security tools. While some are understandably hesitant
to employ solutions that are openly available to hackers and users
alike, many organizations are finding that open source tools not
only cost less than their commercial counterparts, they are at
least as secure as commercial products, if not more so.
"'Generally speaking, I think the reliance on open-source
security tools in enterprise is increasing, but relatively slowly,'
reports Ed Moyle of consulting firm Security Curve. 'We are seeing
reduction in use within areas that have traditionally been
dominated by open source, but that reduction is being made up for
by some relatively rapid gains in other areas that have been
traditionally dominated by commercial tools...'"