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 04/05/2007 at 1:15 PM