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A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer
eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future

what is a firewall  Bidder's Edge figure out what capabilities firewalls have, they'll all be wiping eggs off their face and the case will be dismissed.

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Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It


Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).

what is a firewall  company as a whole. What is needed is a real time solution that goes beyond integrating the content and processes of individual sales, marketing, or support department data. Companies need a higher level of agility to respond to the different types of customer behaviors and over the last several years, cleaner, more reliable data has become the mantra of organizations seeking to improve their customer focus. As a result, user organizations are now swimming in improved data, which are still stored in Read More

Firewall RFI/RFP Template


Firewall Type, Decision Engine, Scalability, Network Interfaces, Operating Systems, Routing and Network Protocols, SNMP, NAT, Policy Features, Proxies, Authentication, Logging, Content Filtering, VPN and Encryption, Attack Resiliency, Certification, and more

what is a firewall  Firewall requirements. Find out what features and functions vendors support, and how they support them. Collect Clear Firewall RFI and RFP Responses Improve vendor participation by issuing RFIs that vendors can understand, and respond to easily. Use RFI responses to create lists of requirements for your RFPs or requests for quotation (RFQs). Make sure that vendors understand and can support all your requirements. Eliminate Firewall Implementation Surprises Get a clear picture of any required Read More

Your ERP System is Up and Running-Now What?


Congratulations! In your role as middle market CEO, COO, CFO, or CIO you fought the good fight and sponsored your company's ERP project. First you survived the ERP software selection process. Then you lived through the boot-camp tough implementation phase. So your ERP system is up and running-now what?

what is a firewall  Gump's chocolates-you never know what the steady-state user experience will be until after the go-live date. It takes somewhere between nine and twenty-four months for most ERP systems to mature. If you manage the knowledge transfer effectively, you will realize the anticipated benefits of the ERP system. The actions listed in the preceding sections will facilitate the knowledge transfer process. Your consultants will learn more about your business, and your power users will learn more about your ERP Read More

To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II)


Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions (Part I) and SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia) blog series, some time has at last become available for more discussions on the intriguing topic of software as a service (SaaS). The title of this SaaSy discussions series might be somewhat

what is a firewall  both users and vendors, what are your SaaS experiences (both in using and delivering a solution)? Read More

Check Point Leads Firewall Market


With a workforce of 800+ employees, Check Point continues to see record revenues selling firewall and related information security solutions.

what is a firewall  is in line with what managed VPN service providers need as well as enterprises with large branch offices requiring multiple firewalls/VPN gateways and different security policies for each region. Vendor Challenges AXENT's Raptor firewall, is as secure as Check Point's, and has more to offer in the way of Proxy capabilities. As well, the Raptor firewall is easier and faster to implement. A common complaint among expert security professionals is that Check Point's documentation is hard to follow, and is Read More

It’s a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway


AOL has partnered with Gateway to develop a line of Internet-ready Linux desktop appliances based on the Netscape 6 browser.

what is a firewall  a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway It’s a Portal... AND It's a Gateway C. McNulty - May 12, 2000 Event Summary In April America Online [NYSE: AOL], the world's leading interactive services company, and Gateway [NYSE: GTW], the country's leading seller of consumer PCs by revenue, unveiled a groundbreaking family of specialized Internet appliances featuring Instant AOL that will deliver AOL's content, features, and services to consumers in every room of their homes. Advancing the AOL Anywhere strategy, Read More

The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

what is a firewall  Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major Read More

Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor "Click" in Matrimony?


The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness. Only time will tell how easily and tightly their tools will "click" with each other.

what is a firewall  extended supply network (see What Does the Future Hold for PRM? ). Furthermore, traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems tend not to provide the visibility and control required to efficiently manage and synchronize extended business processes, resulting in excess operating costs and poor customer service. The ability to view complete and accurate orders, integrate data, and manage inventory and activities for effective fulfillment execution is necessary to effectively respond to challenging Read More

InsideOut Firewall Reporter


InsideOut Firewall Reporter is a browser-based firewall reporting tool that brings an organization’s attention to risk factors. It provides visibility by turning an endless stream of connection data into a real-time interactive display that that can be viewed by any parameter including user, bandwidth use, or blocked connections. InsideOut's report-generating ability validates a firewall’s operation by summarizing data for any time period selected, and helps confirm that the firewall is doing what it's supposed to do. The solution is offered in two editions: Standard and Enterprise.  

what is a firewall  the firewall is doing what it's supposed to do. The solution is offered in two editions: Standard and Enterprise. Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors


This part illustrates how selecting the right ERP product depends on each client's requirements. Epicor, QAD, and Ramco Systems' rank can change with different sets of client requirements.

what is a firewall  A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors Executive Summary Selecting a piece of enterprise application software has never been an exact science. Vendors' hype, consultants' conflict of interest, users' doubts, tediously long selection processes, and unclear decisions rationale are some of the unfortunate watchwords for most selection practices. It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of a given Read More

A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy


A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact with customers and prospects. Collecting data, however, cannot be isolated from a strategy for actually using that data. Here is an overview of how to evolve the focus of a data strategy to specifically suit both the acquisition and retention phases.

what is a firewall  strategy, answer the following: What is the best source for customers? Were they referrals, or did they find you on their own? Did they respond to direct marketing or external sources? On first contact, what information did they seek? Did the sale stem from self-service or assisted interaction? What was the ROI for the campaign? Consider also the absence of certain inquiries. Why, for example, are there no Web inquiries from prospects already in the non-Web channel customer base? Analyzing Web-based Read More

Move from a "Cost Center" to a "Game Changer"


While the role of IT in product development and sales has increased tremendously, a disconnect remains between the IT and business sides of an organization. Some organizations also incorrectly believe that IT spend does not add direct value to the business and hence is not justified. The onus is on IT to mend this perception by delivering tangible business value. Learn how.

what is a firewall  from a Cost Center to a Game Changer While the role of IT in product development and sales has increased tremendously, a disconnect remains between the IT and business sides of an organization. Some organizations also incorrectly believe that IT spend does not add direct value to the business and hence is not justified. The onus is on IT to mend this perception by delivering tangible business value. Learn how. Read More

Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1


Scala seems to be telling any competitor that two can play the game in the global enterprise market. Employing offense as the best defense, the company is determined to attack the satellite divisions of its bigger competitors, particularly those of SAP.

what is a firewall  Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1 Event Summary At the beginning of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA; www.scala.net ), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative ERP software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, launched a number of initiatives to defend its turf by providing a counter value proposition to users of its larger competitors, especially SAP. Most recently, on July 16, Scala announced that it signed a new partnership Read More