eWeek: Betting on Open Source

“As a developer of Internet-based wagering systems and networked
solutions for gaming machines, eBet Ltd. is used to gambling. So it
should come as no surprise that when the company needed an
affordable integrated security solution, it placed its bets on open

“Micah Lloyd, eBet’s systems administrator, is looking to open
source to secure his network while helping him cut costs and avoid
vendor lock-in. The Linux-based integrated security solution he
deployed cost one-third of what a proprietary solution would have
cost, said Lloyd, in Carlsbad, Calif.

“‘Going with an open-source solution enabled me to bypass having
to change hardware and pay licensing fees that were much more than
I wanted to spend,’ Lloyd said. ‘The savings were substantial
enough for us to go with a product based on open source…'”


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