SRO: Exclusive Security Survey Results

“Today’s Love Bug virus outbreak reinforces the fact that savvy
solutions providers can make big money recommending, selling and
managing security wares for their customers.”

“One-third (34%) of solutions providers receive security-related
calls from customers on a monthly basis. One-quarter (26%) receive
calls weekly. Solutions providers report that among customers’ top
security concerns are data theft and extortion (37%), intrusion
detection and attacker identification (31%), protecting internal
systems (16%) and viruses (16%).”

“On a level of 1 to 5 (1=least secure, 5=most secure),
solutions providers rated Novell NetWare 5.x and Sun Solaris

ahead of the pack, in terms of ‘out-of-box’ settings. Both
operating systems earned a 3.7 mark. Other operating
systems covered
in the survey were SCO UnixWare (3.5),
NetWare 4.x (3.4), Caldera and Red Hat Linux (3.2), Windows 2000
(3.0), MacOS (2.8), NT 4.0 (2.5) and Windows 9x (1.6).”


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