Security on a shoestring budget

With the right mix of open-source tools, protecting your PCs and your network doesn’t have to break your bottom line.

By Tony Bradley, PC World |  Security, firewall, Freeware

Protecting your network and PCs with free and open-source tools can be every bit as effective as expensive security software and services. The tools highlighted here are a mere drop in the bucket. Check out the list of Top 100 Network Security Tools for a more comprehensive list of software to choose from.

Open-source tools are often not as polished as commercial software--or filled with the familiar bells and whistles that bloat packaged applications in an effort to justify their cost--but they work, and it's hard to argue with free.


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