The product is a converged wireline and wireless infrastructure. To carry out such integration, most FMC pundits...
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project that everything will be carried over Internet Protocol (IP): voice, data, wireless, wireline… the whole shebang.
How will this affect security? Unfortunately, I'm not an optimist here. I think that converging these networks and putting gateways between them will increase complexity and result in more vulnerabilities for the bad guys to exploit. New technologies, such as the gateways needed for FMC and the new applications using IP, will likely have flaws. That's not to say that I'm against this kind of convergence. From an economic and usefulness perspective, the technology shows great promise. From a security perspective, though, FMC will likely make for some rough waters.
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