I've installed another comments component.I'm looking forward to seeing if allows me to manage the spam commenting in a better way. My time in the IT security business has taught me that really, with any solution (single tier), it is only a matter of time before they get bypassed for another attack vector.
In some ways the IT security market is a perfect market. Its a classic arms race, goods versus evil, defenders and attackers….
I must admit to harboring some doubts. The battle in IT security is kind of at a balance point, but that's at the expense of a ever growing proportion of IT budgets. My previous component was GNU licensed so…. under resourced, an arms race by its very nature requires continual investment. Interesting micro-insight into what you get with freeware? perhaps