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Outsourcing Security Part 1: Noting the Benefits
Without effective security, companies risk losing money and customer trust. With good security, companies have the power to maintain stakeholder value, customer

security posture  to maintain a strong security posture while focusing on core, revenue-generating e-business functions. Outside the Box For a growing number of organizations-large to small-outsourcing security tasks offers improved information protection by a seasoned team of experts in a cost-effective manner. According to a June 2000 survey by Hurwitz Group, as many as a quarter of companies with more than $10 billion in annual sales are using or considering handing over some of their security, such as firewalls,

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security posture  the end that their security posture was marginally improved (if not ultimately decreased due to the complexity). It's outdated. The blended threats Code Red and Nimda crushed that approach employing new combinations of offenses against IT infrastructures. If companies wish to successfully deal with blended threats that integrate methods of attack and propagation, they'll need a similar approach with the cure - integrated security . The market has recognized a need to move from a best of breed product Read More

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security posture  profile of what your security posture looks like at a given snapshot in time. This profile can be used as a guide for tracing historical unsavory network activity as well as to secure weak links in your network and system infrastructure helping you mitigate the risk of future system and network compromises. In summary, a Security Vulnerability Assessment helps you manage customer expectations and comply with SEC requirements. It also prevents litigations, protects your revenue stream, protects your Read More

Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost


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security posture  Security Guide: Unified Threat Management While large enterprises have the resources to manage an overly complex series of inline devices and the requisite staff to perform all manner of security functions, small to medium businesses (SMBs) cannot afford to deploy them all, even though they are subject to the same level of attacks. Unified threat management (UTM) is the gateway security solution that has evolved along with the rise of enterprise security threats. Read More

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eCLIPse, Encryption Security Solution


eCLIPse Enterprise Security Solution is an encryption software security solution for any business that requires frequent exchange of secure encrypted data. eCLIPse provides safe transfer of confidential data to and from authorized external resources and prevents unauthorized viewing. Security is managed by smart-card technology (smart-card chip fitted into a USB token). Using simple and physically secure USB tokens, eCLIPse functions at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) "FIPS 140-2 Level 3."

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