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Microsoft stands by IIS, despite Gartner recommendation

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2001 @ 09:35:14 PM CDT by David Yee [] [read 2052 times]

 
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[excerpt] According to the advisory from Gartner -- which is based in Stamford, Connecticut -- the success of the Nimda worm and of Code Red before that "highlights the risk of using IIS and the ...



Such constant patching and maintaining has resulted in a high cost of ownership for IIS, he said. For that reason, Pescatore recommended that enterprises hit by both Nimda and Code Red look at alternatives such ...


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2001-09-27 21:43:2033Let's see.... Apache is free (you don't have to buy NT or W2K server), open source, faster, and more secure (making it MUCH cheaper since the IT staff doesn't have to deal with all these security problems). IIS just doesn't make much sense for the IT deptpartment that's not already entrenched to the point-of-no-return in IIS. And for the argument that IIS has more features than Apache? Er whoever makes that claim doesn't know what he's talking about considering the incredible number of free open source add-on modules available for Apache. Duh!