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IT Security Firm Trusts Open Source Inside and Out

Apr 11, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"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..."

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