A Visit to the Linux World Expo
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the LinuxWorld Expo
in New York City. Riveting keynotes, innovative demonstrations,
and displays by companies from all corners of the industry
exemplified the show as a great success. It is here that industry
leaders work to define and exhibit the current direction of
Powerful enterprise business solutions earmarked the show
and defined the direction in which the Linux momentum is headed.
There is still a lot of room for improvement, however. The
lack of ways in which exhibitors’ customers are to maintain
the security of these enterprise solutions and the insufficient
presence of features designed to implement security was also
network attacks on the rise and the unparalleled security
benefits offered by the Linux open source approach, it is
surprising that so few vendors concentrate on this crucial
component of enterprise computing today.
Although the vendors
may be proponents of Linux as a viable platform for business,
many still believe the proprietary approach to designing software
is sufficient, and choose to pass along the requirements of
security solely to the customer. Products designed with inadequate
security or "bolted on" with the addition of another
application frequently fail or require significant and continual
products are engineered to be secure. Antiquated protocols
are replaced with their more modern and secure alternatives.
Ease-of-management capabilities throughout are designed to
assist users with configuring their systems and easily maintaining
complex security mechanisms.
For Linux or
any other operating system to truly be successful, there must
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