Today we face the world where every human with a laptop and an internet connection can learn to hack. To an entire generation addicted to the use of networks and web in order manage everything from their life to their finances; this is very threatening news. The pressing need for firewalls and impenetrable operating systems were thus born.
Like a godsend, Linux comes into the world of code, bringing forth an OS that is by far one of the most protected systems in the market. The system began its journey as the brain child of a student who wanted a system with more freedom to work with. Linux quickly rose up the ladder in the market that needed a system that assured security.
Today as many as 37% of businesses online today use Linux, making it one of the most popular options out there. Ubuntu is by far the most popular OS in Linux.
Who Needs Linux?
Small businesses and start-ups that need security in their systems but cannot afford to hire specialists to handle the same are the ones to whom Linux is a life saver. Not to mention that being a free open sourced software, Linux saves them a lot of money as well. Linux is simple to run and user-friendly as well. Let’s have a look at why we say Linux gives users more security than other systems.
The First Line Of Defense
Systems like windows give the user universal access over their controls. This translated directly into the fact that many viruses that infiltrate your network will have access to all these places too. Linux on the other hand only gives users limited access to the foundation of the network. Even if the virus manages to find a way in, we confine the core of the damage to the personal files of the users. This is particularly crucial to businesses.
Making It Hard
Social engineering is very easy in Windows system. This is the most common way to launch attacks on any system.
On the one hand, all you have to do is click on a link in an email that comes into your windows based system to open a portal for the entry for the villainous virus. On the other hand, in Linux, you will have to open the mail, read through it save the attachment and manually give several permissions. This reduces the chances of a virus simply entering the system and compromising our security.
Thus in these little ways, Linux goes a long way to protect your data from trespassers. Why not take that extra step, which is free of cost and make sure that your business will stay safe even in your absence.
Linux is far from infallible; however, it offers one of the most secure and free protection systems to its clients when compared with other such Operating systems. Even the fact that Linux is not a part of the mono-culture adds to the level of security that it offers.