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  • Information Security magazine

    Information Security is the leading publication for enterprise security professionals, providing in-depth coverage of security technologies, practices and trends.

  • Modern Infrastructure

    Modern Infrastructure covers the convergence of technologies -- from cloud computing to virtualization to mobile devices -- and the impact on data centers.


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  • Intrusion detection and prevention: IT decision center

    Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDS/IPS) help to identify potential threats and to launch a swift response to defend your network. There are many factors to take into account when choosing IDS/IPS products, and this Decision Center series lays them out. It also provides critical questions to ask vendors, offers insight on how to match product features to your particular requirements, and challenges vendors in the IDS/IPS space to present the facts on their offerings.

  • Enterprise Hadoop: Ready for prime time?

    Many vendors are pitching Hadoop as the foundation for enterprise data management environments that delivers information and insights to business users and serves as a hub for other data systems and applications. In the era of big data, the case for Hadoop is strong: Hadoop provides a cost-effective way to ingest, store and process large volumes of multi-structured data. With Hadoop, organizations can store all data in its original format and provide a system of record for the enterprise. Even more, they can bring the applications to Hadoop and process the data in place.

    But does reality square with the promise today? Are companies willing to trust their enterprise data to Hadoop? The big question is whether Hadoop is ready to support enterprise-scale, production environments where data can't be corrupted or inconsistent. Does Hadoop have adequate management, monitoring, backup, recovery and security features? What are the major gaps today and what are vendors doing to plug the holes? At what point can companies trust production computing environments to Hadoop? This report, based on a comprehensive survey of business intelligence professionals and interviews with experts in the field, addresses these questions.


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  • Strategies for a successful data protection program

    Deploying data protection technologies properly requires a lot of time and patience. While most firms can get started by using preconfigured policies, experts say that custom policies are essential to making a DLP system perform efficiently. Selection of a DLP vendor of-ten depends on how well the software integrates with the systems in place. Fortunately, enough companies have performed a DLP deployment providing best practices to avoid getting tripped up. The rollout is typically performed slowly and systematically. False positives are still an issue, though the system can be immediately tuned to avoid any disruption to employee productivity.

    This TechGuide identifies some of the challenges associated with deploying data protection technology, highlights some of the initial pitfalls encountered by early adopters and explains how it can be used effectively in an organization. CSOs share how they use it to mitigate risks and identify weaknesses and experts discuss some best practices for deploying data protection solutions.

  • New technologies take enterprise collaboration to the next level

    Businesses that hope to collaborate effectively in today’s marketplace have a host of issues to contend with -- trust issues with the cloud (yes, still) and an ever-widening workforce among them. So the ways in which organizations collaborate must evolve. No longer can they count on face-to-face interaction to foster business innovation. Scattered workforces and closely guarded business assets can impede the community-aspect of business collaboration. To remain competitive, organizations are looking to technology to keep enterprise collaboration rolling.

    This three-part guide examines what organizations can do to foster that collaboration and improve on the ideation process. First, Lauren Horwitz, an executive editor in the Business Applications & Architecture Media Group, explains how cloud-based applications -- Dropbox, Skydrive and Google Drive, for example -- are enabling simple, secure file-sharing in organizations around the world. Horwitz is joined by Laura Aberle, SearchContentManagement site editor, in the second piece. Together, they describe how, for some organizations, file-sharing isn’t enough. These companies, aiming to take collaboration further, are bringing together external and internal employees -- and in some cases, users -- to crowdsource ideas through collaboration-as-a-service applications. To close, consultant Shawn Shell discusses in more detail the trend of crowdsourced collaboration -- specifically, the challenges wrought by connecting global, mobile and external collaborators.