IT Security Firm Trusts Open Source Inside and Out
Apr 11, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"An Atlanta IT security company is finding success by employing
open source software, not just in the network security appliance it
sells, but on its own desktops and servers.
"In 1996, entrepreneur Richard Campbell started a company to
help other entrepreneurs in East Asia become Internet service
providers. His 'ISP in a box' concept worked with Slackware as its
base. The more experienced Campbell became with open source, a
concept he originally discovered in college, the more he began to
appreciate tools like Snort, a GPLed network intrusion detection
system. 'I became a strong proponent of it,' Campbell says, and
shortly after that he founded the Atlanta Snort Users Group..."