Re: [fw-wiz] Proxies, opensource and the general market: what's wrong with us?

No, I did not mean OSS security tools in general. I just wanted to point out
if you rely solely on OSS tools, you get somehow "impaired" when it comes to firewall
and DLP functionality.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:53:14PM -0700, Anton Chuvakin wrote:

In ArkanoiD's insightful rant, I am hearing "open source security
tools are dead." Is that really so? I doubt it - and here is why: I
think a lot of use cases for OSS sec tools are being dismissed by the
rant author as "cheapo crap." In reality, "cheapo crap" means "used by
everybody else but F1000"

For example, over the last few years, a lot of my blog traffic has
been driven by people googling for "open source SIEM" and "open source
log management." People are googling for this like crazy - this point
to an existing need for a free/OSS log management tools. Snort (IMHO)
and nmap are still in common use. Web app firewall (WAF) has a lot of
open source action as well.

Now, is there a big "market" now for an open source network firewall?
Hmm, not so sure....

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