[Snort-users] Cheaper Snort!
Leigh David Heyman
leigh at ...5300...
Thu Mar 14 10:36:05 EST 2002
Playing Devil's Advocate, I'd say that the answer is that there are thousands
of Window$ administrators out there, operating in purely M$ environments who
know little to nothing about operating, much less administrating a UNIX system
of any kind. I imagine then, that it's less expensive to pay for a windows
license than the overhead of paying a Windows admin while he/she learns to
use, administer, and most importantly, secure a UNIX system-- all this before
he/she's even had a chance to actually install and configure Snort.
Installing a security device which you don't know how to properly operate can
potentially be more insecure than not having the device in the first place.
Circumventing the OS holy war then, the agnostic approach is simpler: The best
OS, is the one which does the job you need it to, in the most effective and
efficient manner. For some of us, GNU/Linux fits the bill more often than
not, but I can't assume the same for others.
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