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Is Linux a More Secure Option than Windows for Businesses?

Apr 12, 2021, 09:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brittany Day)

There are many factors to consider when choosing an OS, security being among one of the most critical. The general consensus among experts is that Linux is the most secure OS by design—an impressive feat that can be attributed to a variety of characteristics including its transparent open-source code, strict user privilege model, diversity, built-in kernel security defenses, and the security of the applications that run on it.

The high level of security, customization, compatibility and cost-efficiency that Linux offers make it a popular choice among businesses and organizations looking to secure high-value data. Linux has already been adopted by governments and tech giants around the world including IBM, Google and Amazon, along with 97% of the top one million domains in the world. All of today's most popular programming languages were first developed on Linux and can now run on any OS.

So in this sense, we're all using Linux whether we know it or not! This article will examine why Linux is arguably the best choice for businesses looking for a flexible, cost-efficient, exceptionally secure OS. To help you weigh your options, we'll explore how Linux compares to Windows in the level of privacy and protection against vulnerabilities and attacks for businesses and organizations of every size.

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