January 2009 20 1 Issue of SCMagazine

January 2009 20 1 Issue of SCMagazine

January 2009

Editorial

Timely information is the best defense

After the success of our inaugural SC World Congress and Expo in December, we're kicking off 2009 on a high note.

Threat of the month

2 minutes on

Strictest data law in nation

Some regard a new state data breach law as a model, others see it as too strict.

Opinion

Security efficiency: More from compliance

Compliance expenses aren't optional, but getting more from your compliance investments is a possibility.

Security in the cloud

Security teams must be integrally involved from the beginning in a discussion about transforming the enterprise to the cloud model.

CSO's desk

Risk management: Common assessments criteria

Conducting security assessments of critical service providers is an essential part of an enterprise risk management program.

Features

Guarding against a data breach

A slumping economy will have a bearing on spend for safeguarding critical data in more ways than expected, reports Illena Armstrong.

On guard: InfraGard makes strides under new leadership

With federal law enforcement veteran Kathleen Kiernan leading the way, InfraGard is ready for its coming-out party, reports Dan Kaplan.

Optimism for Obama's cybersecurity platform

Many experts are optimistic that the Obama administration will take positive measures in cybersecurity, reports Angela Moscaritolo.

SC Awards U.S.: Honoring the industry's best

The winners of the prestigious 2009 SC Awards U.S. will be announced on Tuesday, April 21 in San Francisco.

SC World Congress: A show is born

The SC World Congress brought together IT security thought leaders and solutions from an array of vendors.

Last Word

Security and virtualization: The opening of Pandora's Box

The cost and technical benefits of virtualization have created an internal frenzy to move more systems to a virtual environment.

Letters

Letters

We're always happy to hear from you, our readers.

Product Reviews

AVG Technologies Internet Security Network

This product integrated most of the malware solutions while providing an efficient, streamlined user-friendly offering.

ESET Smart Security v3.0

This product consists of several modules. There is the ERA Server, ERA Console, ERA Mirror server and client computers running ESET AV, Server Edition or ...

F-Secure Client Security 8

The F-Secure Policy Manager was easy to use and installed in about 30 minutes. The Policy Manager was capable of managing our anti-virus and client ...

Kaspersky Labs Total Space Security v6.0

This solution provides real-time protection with files being scanned when accessed, created or modified. Protection for files, web or email content is included. Protection for ...

Avocent LANDesk Security Suite v8.8

The LANDesk Security Suite application contained both the management suite and the client agents, which was nice. The deployment, however, was reliant on multiple server-based ...

Savant Protection Enterprise Management

Savant Enterprise Management System (SEMS) takes a unique approach to malware protection. The product is geared to stopping the zero-hour threats. It does this by ...

SonicWALL Email Security

The SonicWALL Email Security solution is a purpose built appliance providing gateway email content filtering and protection from viruses, spyware, trojan horses, worms and other ...

Trend Micro InterScan Web Security

The InterScan Web Security Virtual Appliance (IWSVA) is a gateway solution providing protection for web-based threats via HTTP and FTP. The product is delivered as ...

Barracuda Web Site Firewall Model 460

The Web Site Firewall Model 460 is an application protection firewall, which resides on a single appliance device.

Alcatel-Lucent VPN Firewall Brick

The VPN Firewall Brick is a selective, but major upgrade over the stateful inspection firewall commonly deployed in the late 1990s. It is an appliance ...

Check Point Power-1 5070

The first conference I attended was a Check Point conference in 1996. The company pioneered stateful inspection, and it seemed that a good portion of ...

Breach Security WebDefend

WebDefend is an application firewall that protects the organization in many ways. It takes a different approach to SSL-based traffic than most other devices.

SonicWALL NSA 240

If you’ve considered SonicWALL before and didn’t take the plunge, now is the time. This offering is an appliance-based tool, which runs on a 1U ...

McAfee Secure Firewall

This appliance-based offering runs on a 1U rack-mounted device. The Secure Firewall provides eight Ethernet interfaces, which can be separately addressed and configured. The tool ...

Applicure dotDefender for IIS

This completely unique offering from Applicure protects IIS- or Apache-based web servers running on a Microsoft Windows machine. However, while dotDefender has unique characteristics, many ...

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