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[REBOL] Re: [Plugin] is cool

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 21-Apr-2004 14:49

Paul Tretter wrote:
>We all want to see development on other browsers as well. However, we had >this discussion on the REBOL/View world and it was quite obvious that most >agreed that RT's efforts are better spent on other projects for now. As for >the IE problem your company experienced, we have indications that IE Is >growing in support. In fact IE security is not a problem in our 170,000+ >employees. Besides none of the other browsers are really fit for Enterprise >level rollouts that adapt to robust Global policies. Your company should >really contact an IT firm also to get better facts about IE. Here is a good >link for more info about browser stats: > > >
and here are links about WindowsXP security issues at all :-) Paul - your company is probably very well protected by strong architecture (firewalls, VPNs, IDS systems, strict user policies, probably limited web access etc.). It always depends upon what architecture are you using. We e.g. run 40+ Novell servers, so no MS Windows based users login into domains etc., no tools to remote administration. As from what you describe - you are probably very much dependant upon MS architecture, where various tools are well designed to fit together. We face basic problems - antivirus systems are not enough. We are thinking into plugging-in some adware protection tools, setting all our machines to automatically update Windows, and maybe even personal firewals in some longer future. My personal prediction is, that the situation will become only worse re security. But let me say that I can't somehow believe that IE is secure enough for you without additional settings/twists, but most ppl use it as-is, as it comes with OS. The fact is - you never know until new bug is found. And new issues are being found way too often to my liking ... As for getting "getting enough facts about IE" - just put some scan on IE + Win vulnerabilities - there is plenty of facts :-) I don't believe IE is growing in support. I read other reports stating otherwise and what is more - IE6 is not developed for 2 years already and new version will come with Longhorn (2006?), etc. Those are arguments, which could/should be put into consideration too - 11 - 13% of alternatives is not small number at all and besides that IE is no option for Mac users anymore anyway .... -pekr-