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Singapore, Singapore, 2008/05/29 - Frost & Sullivan's exclusive Executive MindXchange summit, Secure Enterprise Summit, kicks off today. The two-day summit will focus on the need for enterprises to achieve the best fit between the business, IT security and the external environment.
Speaking at the keynote address, Mr. Thomas Frazier, Principal Consultant of Security Solutions at Verizon Business says, "Security should be delivered as an ongoing process, addressing all parts of the security life-cycle, providing visibility and control, with the aim of constant service improvement - thus, reducing risk.
"No one-size fits all; security solutions simply have to be aligned with the business requirements and working practices of the enterprises, which this summit will address," adds Mr. Frazier.
The summit will touch on a variety of topics relevant to corporations regardless of their industry type or size, including security governance, security convergence and its impact on businesses, the need for a chief security officer (CSO), end-point security, business continuity planning and managed security services.
With businesses becoming more diverse in terms of their IT set-up, it is now even more pertinent to find the right security fit for enterprises; unlike past concepts of utilising general security products available in the market.
Investing in a sound security solution that complements an enterprise's business model, adapts to the ever-changing external environment, and creates intelligence from chaos is a balance that many organisations are striving to achieve today.
Mr. Arun Chandrasekaran, Industry Manager at Frost & Sullivan acknowledges that many enterprises in Asia are finally beginning to appreciate the key role of security in integrating technology with their businesses.
"Enterprises should align their investments to the tripartite concept of attaining the best fit between their business models, technology and security needs. It is important to note that attaining the best fit is not an end in itself; they need to maintain adherence to the best-fit concept by constantly adapting to their external environment, in the shape of emerging threats, technologies and business processes," he highlights.
A highly interactive summit, it features end-user case studies and panel discussions with senior representatives from Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) of Singapore, Oracle Corporation, BT Global Services, Malaysia Airlines, Juniper Networks, Macquarie Telecom and others. Besides networking and best practices exchange, the latest in security solutions are also on exhibit for delegates which include representatives from various local companies, government agencies and multinational companies.
Juniper Networks, Macquarie Telecom, Websense, Riverbed, Tumbleweed Communications, Datacraft, BoxSentry and RSA are the sponsors for the summit. Network World Asia, Enterprise Innovation and ZDNet Asia are the official media partners.
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