Whitepaper: Open source security myths dispelled

Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 12:19 PM EST

When choosing between proprietary and open source security solutions, many organizations are misled by open source myths. As a result, they ask the wrong questions when evaluating their options and unnecessarily limit their IT solutions.

Is it risky to trust mission-critical infrastructure to open source software? Why should we pay an open source vendor when open source is supposed to be free? Will a shift to open source add complexity to our IT infrastructure? These questions all arise from open source myths that this white paper will explain and dispel, allowing IT decision makers to focus on more important organizational issues: return-on-investment, ease-of-use, agility, reliability, and control.

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