What is an open source security solution?

Open source security solutions should provide protection for digital assets, networks, and systems. Open source security systems are usually built around open source security tools, such as the Linux operating systems and the Apache web server. Open source security tools provide organizations with the ability to develop their own security solutions and customize existing security solutions to fit their specific needs.

This may entail, among other things, binary fingerprints; using expertly curated and proprietary research; comparing precise scans to that private intelligence, and showing developers this intelligence from inside their preferred tools.

Open source security systems can also be more cost-effective than proprietary security systems, as they may not require license fees or maintenance fees. However, where applicable, the real-world cost of operating an open-source security solution should be illustrated.

Previous recognition for open source security solutions

For a broader understanding of this Cloud Security Awards category, we have gathered examples from previous winners, finalists, and shortlistees which impressed the judging team with their innovative open source security systems solutions.

Finalist of The Cloud Awards 2022-2023 for the Best Open Source Cloud Solution

TDengine is an enterprise-level security system for protecting digital assets, networks and systems from malware.

TDengine is built on an open source platform, allowing organizations to customize the security system to their unique needs. This makes it an ideal choice for businesses seeking a robust, scalable, and cost-effective security solution.

Finalist of The Cloud Awards 2022-2023 for the Best Open Source Cloud Solution

Atlantic.net is known for offering a range of security services, including security consultation, risk assessment, and vulnerability scanning.

Atlantic.net’s open source security solution integrates with open source tools, such as OSSEC, AIDE, and Tripwire to provide data-encryption and access-control.

A strong entry for Best Open Source Security category should have:

  • Clear, identifiable reasoning as to how the solution protects digital assets with open source tools
  • If available, any supplementary materials including but not limited to customer testimonials or case studies to demonstrate the solution’s results, effectiveness, and how it works
  • Clearly highlighted in the application any innovative features based on cloud technologies, where applicable.

The top candidates must be able to combine confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Ready to enter this category? Please remember to:

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• Select the rights awards program and category/ies
• Submit according to the deadline
• Include all supplementary materials on your application

Why Enter The Cloud Security Awards?

The Cloud Security Awards is the latest innovation from the team behind The Cloud Awards and The SaaS Awards. Since 2011, we’ve been helping organizations across the globe gain the recognition they deserve for market-leading innovation in the cloud computing and software sectors.

For a detailed breakdown of all the benefits you receive as an awards entrant as either a shortlistee, finalist or ultimate winner, please see our “Why Enter?” page. The benefits are the same across all three international awards programs.

Pictured here are the team from Formstack, winner of a SaaS Award for “Best Productivity.”

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