Analyst: security woes add to Windows cost

Wednesday, 12 May 2004, 12:11 AM EST

Prominent security analyst John Pescatore has put a new twist on the Windows cost of ownership debate with a call for enterprises to add the expense of managed intrusion prevention software to the price of Microsoft's operating systems.

Pescatore, a vice president and research fellow at Gartner, said companies must recognize that the expense of configuring systems to deal with critical security vulnerabilities must be included in the total cost of ownership when alternatives to Windows servers and PCs are being evaluated.

"Many of the vulnerabilities that continue to be identified in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 are easily exploitable," Pescatore wrote in a research note.

By Ryan Naraine at Enterprise IT Planet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Infographic: 25 years of the firewall

Posted on 24 July 2014.  |  The firewall turned 25, and McAfee is celebrating with an infographic that creatively depicts its lifetime. If you take a moment to scan the infographic, you’ll notice the firewall's introduction and evolution coincide with certain security events.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 25th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //