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SearchOpenSource: Open Source Security in Government

Apr 19, 2006, 21:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Bardin Williams)

"Enterprise-level features, flexibility and cost have always been key factors for organizations that choose open source over proprietary technology. For IT managers in the government sector, however, these benefits often take a back seat to another software characteristic: IT security. Is open source secure enough for the government's IT infrastructure?

"Gartner analyst John Pescatore says that many open source solutions are actually more secure than closed source solutions and thus may even be a better fit in the government sector..."

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