'Wide open' means extra security

Friday, 8 September 2006, 10:48 AM EST

There's a reason nearly every security appliance vendor uses open source tools, and it has little to do with licensing. The vast majority of these devices - ranging from spam and spyware filters to network scanners to intrusion detection and prevention systems - are not only built on an open source platform such as Linux or FreeBSD, but they also actively use other open source products to accomplish their given tasks.

At LinuxWorld.

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