This month we saw the effects of the market in both of our product test groups. In one case, IDS/IPS, we saw for the first time real hints that the genre is on its way out. We predict that by next year at this time there will be almost no true IDS/IPS products left. The solid trend is toward the universal threat manager (UTM). The UTM, of course, must include IDS/IPS to fit in the category, but even in this months batch, we began to see additional capabilities that we would expect.
The convergence of physical and IT security within organizations soon will become the norm - not the exception - but key challenges await those businesses and government agencies adopting the new business model, a panel of experts said today at InfoSecurity NY.
Convergence of voice, video and data onto a single network presents great opportunities for the Enterprise. These opportunities also bring ever changing challenges for the IT department – especially as voice becomes another application on the converged network.
IT security awareness is at an all-time high, and organizations are spending and hiring in record numbers. Legislation and regulations are proliferating. Yet, for all this effort, nearly every statistical measure of IT security performance — from the number of incidents and vulnerabilities to the cost and impact of a security breach — is bad news. In what other endeavor would so much investment be permitted with such poor results?