The Free/Open Source software world offers great thundering herds of excellent security software; Cynthia Harvey presents a sampling of 50 FOSS applications for everything from anti-malware to forensics to Internet gateways to networking monitoring, and then some.
GroundWork Open Source, a provider of commercial open source systems and network management software, has launched MonitoringForge, a hub for IT administrators and developers interested in open source monitoring tools.
Few frontline system administrators can afford to spend all day worrying about security. But in this age of widespread virus infections, worms, and digital attacks, no one can afford to neglect network defenses.
Written with the harried IT manager in mind, Open Source Security Tools is a practical, hands-on introduction to open source security tools.
Datamation: "However, open source security tools do offer a great deal of flexibility � not to mention cost advantages. If you want complete control over the way your network functions, having access to the source code gives you that ability.
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a live CD based on Fedora Core designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications.It runs on most x86 platforms. It was primarily targeted at providing the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of open source network security tools. Learn more about NST v2.16.0.
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Zenoss Inc., corporate sponsor of the award winning open source IT monitoring and management solution Zenoss Core, will be demonstrating how to monitor IT infrastructure with the company’s free and open source tools at the 11th Annual Linux and Grassroots Open Source Festival, Linuxfest Northwest (LFNW), on April 24th and 25th in Bellingham, Wash.