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Ubuntu 'safer' than Microsoft Windows – Dell

June 14th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

It’s a bold statement from a company not usually known for going out on a limb, especially one that might annoy Redmond.

Untangle offers integrated OSS security for SMBs

May 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments » Tags: , ,

South African open source specialist Obsidian Systems has added Untangle, a commercial-grade open source security solution, to its line up of supported products. Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, says that Untangle is ideally suited to small- and medium-sized businesses wanting to block spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content from entering their network while still being able to allow approved users remote access to the network.

94% of emails are spam or viruses

March 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

More than 90% of all emails are spam or viruses. So says South African Linux specialist Synaq, which monitors more than 10 million corporate emails every day using its Pinpoint SecureMail product. Just 5% of emails entering corporate networks are in fact legitimate, the company says.

Backing-up your organisation with open source

March 26th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

harddrive_lockWhile backup and recovery solutions are considered paramount in most organisations, they are possibly one of the most overlooked procedures in company security policies, mainly because they seem to try to achieve the opposite.

Open source security gets thumbs up

May 21st, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

The quality of open source code has improved over the last two years, according to an audit sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security, reports The Register.

Google backs open source security team

May 7th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Throwing some of its not-inconsiderable weight behind open source software, Google has joined oCert, or the open source computer emergency response team. oCert is a volunteer organisation of security professionals that aims to co-ordinate responses to security threats in the open source software world, much like the national Cert bodies such as US-Cert.

Vendor boost for OpenID

February 8th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Good news on the OpenID front: IBM, Google, Microsoft, Verisign and Yahoo have joined the corporate board of the OpenID Foundation. Big name vendors such as this backing OpenID can only be good for the wider adoption of the framework. OpenID is a free technology that eliminates the need for multiple usernames across Internet sites. […]