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Open Source Meets the Network

I used to spend eight to 10 hours a day writing and thinking about networking technology (God only knows how I stayed sane) as executive editor of NetworkWorld and then editor in chief of Network Computing.

This experience allowed me to bluff my way through a meeting with StillSecure, which has a new network platform that is entirely open source. While focusing on security and unified threat management, the Java-based Cobia platform includes a veritable smorgasbord of functions, such as routing, firewalls, virtual private networking, DNS and WiFi.

There are also an increasing number of open source VoIP tools. Could Cisco be threatened by open source the same way as Microsoft?

Posted by Doug Barney on April 05, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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