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Subject: Firewalls made easy
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 14:31:06 -0400
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September 29, 2004

Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source

One topic that everyone might wish were old news is pollution on the 
Internet. Everyone's gone hacking, phishing, and spamming, and the poor 
IT manager faces tough decisions. Balancing security concerns with 
users' demands to communicate hassle-free is not a very delicate balance. We 
are especially gratified to offer this week's report, which provides 
real answers for every IT manager security-plagued.

That answer is in a low-cost Linux firewall that targets SMB sites 
stranded because of little in-house expertise and great dependence on 
anything that can be easy to use and business-ready. See what happens in our 
labs as we explore NetMax FireWall ProSuite 5.

On a less troubled note, an IT manager this week reports on how very 
happy he was to discover a desktop Linux distribution that provides ease, 
comfort, and enough money left over to buy some decent guides on 
firewalls. Read his story on BizDesktop 4.0 from ELX, an India-based company 
on the move.

Next, check out the tempest in a teapot between vendor rivals over 
OpenPower. As Itanic continues to flounder, Open this week attempts to 
separate the silly from the solid in claims and counter-claims over a 
64-bit solution claiming to have enough user value to really matter.

For this week's discoveries, click on

The editors of Open magazine