I should add that HTTPS communication doesn't automatically mean that the connection is secure. Since a lot of object on vBulletin's pages are not secured by SSL, the connection and data transmission can be eavesdropped by malicious bytes.
I use IPS within a different operating environment to many, a social intranet. I needed to make the software more versatile, and rely on a business to continue the model and commit to the future of the software I was going to choose.
When I first migrated to IPS products from a competitor, there was a steep learning curve. In attempt to maintain the parity of features between the former and the current software deployed, I invested in purchasing IPS addon products, one of which was the IP.Content addon.
When I installed IP.Content, I was flummoxed at the options I was given, with pages, articles etc. I quickly copied the articles over from the former system, but I was not sure how to utilise the software fully.
In search of trying to make everything centralised for my employees, I wanted to integrate either, the forum into the intranet, or the intranet into IP.B+C. Evidently, the latter would be easier, given the capabilities of IP.Content. I required a Twitter account management system incorporated into the software, so I started doing research, using the resources available about using IP.Content.
Earlier this week, I started on creating the Twitter "hub". Today, I have completed a big portion of it, and my company will begin to use Twitter more effectively than before; and have the ability to collaborate simultaneously. Here is what I've done in a week. The system uses Ajax to post the update, and refreshes divs automatically to gain new content.
I am very impressed with the capabilities of the software and look forward to further moving the intranet to IP.Conent.
Actually, I wouldn't say vBulletin is not secure. I'm going through the code myself, and not seeing many more places where security could be a risk in the software. I personally, think that the vBulletin community is much stronger than any product I've ever seen, that includes Apple.