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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2006/04/11 - As the security market has grown in recent years, there has been the tendency for vendors to present new products as ‘silver bullets’ for network security..
The Information & Communications Technology Group at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its Exclusive 2006 Quarterly Webinar on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. CST / 1:00 p.m. EST.
As the security market has grown in recent years, there has been the tendency for vendors to present new products as ‘silver bullets’ for network security. Examples have included IDS, IPS, SECs, Vulnerability Management and more recently, Unified Threat Management appliances. While each of these technological developments present unique advantages and tradeoffs, they imply relatively little emphasis on the discretion of network administrators and users in enforcing and complying with policy.
The theme to this analyst briefing can be described as a methodological look at network security, describing the involvement of IT administrators looking inward and taking a back-to-basics approach to policy development, policy enforcement and compliance and network user education.
“Our vendor and provider contacts have described this as the calisthenics of network security, that is perhaps natural to overlook when the industry is typically pre-occupied with the linear search for a monolithic technology,” notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Loren Rudd. “This trend represents a more interactive approach to security with network users.”
Those interested in participating in the interactive webinar should send an email to Mireya Castilla – Corporate Communications at mireya.castilla[.]frost.com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail address, city, state and country. She will send the registration details via email upon receipt of the above information.
"Enterprises, products vendors and service providers are all increasingly recognizing the contribution towards security that administrators and users can make through improving the sophistication, enforcement and awareness of policy," observes Rudd.
The briefing will provide end-users with an insight into the methodological approaches that can enhance enterprises’ holistic network security posture. Simultaneously, this insight may provide new ideas for policy consulting offerings from industry providers.
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