Thursday, March 15, 2012

65 Open Source Replacements for Security Software

Every day, threats to enterprise IT systems continue to grow. According to the FBI, cyberwar will soon replace terrorism as the number one threat to the U.S. Reports of hackers accessing organizations' servers for years without detection have awakened security managers to the risk from advanced persistent threats (APTs).

And now, in addition to worrying about traditional malware infecting their PCs and servers, organizations must also protect against threats to smartphones and tablets.

It's no wonder that a recent survey found that employment for security professionals is at an all-time high. In addition, 62 percent of organizations planned to hire more IT security staff this year.

These growing security threats have forced many organizations to increase their IT security budgets.

However, switching to open source security software offers the possibility of offsetting some of those budget increases.

This month, we've updated our list of open source security software that could replace popular closed source applications. It includes solutions for home and small businesses, as well as enterprises.

As always, if you have an open source security solution you'd like to add to the list, feel free to make note in the comments section below.

Follow original link here at http://www.datamation.com/security/65-open-source-replacements-for-security-software-1.html

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