Doing security right doesn't have to be expensive....

I found this article over on the Datamation Blog that lists 50 great opensource and freeware security solutions.  It's an impressive list of tools that fill almost every security need you might have.  One of the cool things about the article is that they tell you what the software is a possible replacement for.  The tools on the list are at varying levels of maturity so be sure to do more research before replacing a key piece of your security infrastructure with them.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.