|Fifty open source tools that you can use to replace commercial security packages...|
If you want complete control over the way your network functions, having access to the source code gives you that ability.
For this list, we've compiled a set of open source security tools and their commercial counterparts. We're not suggesting that the open source apps have all the same features and use the same methods as the commercial products they can replace.
Instead, we're saying that they provide end users with some of the same benefits and deserve consideration, particularly as businesses small and large look for ways to stretch their budgets.