October 9, 2001

Insurance rates rising

Author: JT Smith

"his summer, J.S. Wurzler Underwriting Managers
raised premiums by up to 15 percent on clients that use Microsoft's Windows NT or Internet Information
Server. Wurzler found that system administrators who use open source systems tend to be better trained
than those who use Microsoft. Wurzler's stance was bolstered last week when John Pescatore, Gartner's
research director for Internet security, advised companies that were hit by both the Code Red and Nimda
worms to quit using IIS immediately and switch to more secure platforms like Apache." Full story at Interactive Week.


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