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Shelob (or Ungoliant)

This story about the University of Indianapolis and their home-grown system for quarantining PCs infected by spyware or viruses is really interesting. Named Shelob (and soon to be renamed Ungoliant to prevent a conflict with another open source project), this system really works. Today. How is it, then, that a group of IT staffers at a university can come up with a system for network access control, but multi-million dollar companies like Cisco and Microsoft can’t? I could say that this is a testament to the value of open source software, upon which the solution is built, but that seems fairly obvious.

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