2001 FREENIX Track Technical Program - Abstract
Cost Effective Securtity for Small Businesses: A Guide to Open Source Solutions
Sean R. Brown, Applied Geographics, Inc.
As high bandwidth
Internet access becomes more readily available at lower cost, many
small companies are leveraging the Internet to expand their market
share and grow their business. Companies choosing to connect their
internal LANs to the Internet often sacrifice the security of local
network resources for the sake of expediency and cost. With the
availability of inexpensive hardware and the proliferation of open
source software projects, highly reliable network security solutions
are no longer just for large corporations.
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