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Friday, December 12, 2008

Open Source is a great start, maybe MSSP is the finish

I am a big fan of open source software and have been using it for most of my career to do one thing or another. I find that it is just a starting point, not the end of the road. When using an open source solution you have to plan for some customizations to fit your environment, just like you would with a standard commerical product.

I have found that many individuals don’t have the security resources to really deploy any free open source solution or the budget to purchase a full blown commerical solution. This usually leads to them trying to use the open source tools but inevitably leaving themselves extremely vulnerable.

With the lack of security resources and budget I have found a lot of customers are looking towards MSSPs to bridge the gap. It will be interesting to see how this affects the security market among small businesses over the next few years.

posted by holliday at 1:15 pm  

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