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January 2005

Editor's Desk: Remembering the dearly departed

The roll of the dearly departed security companies has grown longer. TippingPoint is gone. So is Perfigo, Netegrity, Brightmail, @stake, Foundstone, PestPatrol and scores of other pure-play security vendors. The major players--Cisco Systems, Symantec, McAfee and Computer Associates--have been gobbling up many of their smaller competitors, acquiring their people, assets and technologies. You'd think that enterprises would welcome this consolidation. They've long sought the elusive "one-stop" security shop, where they can buy all of their products. In some cases, these vendors would also sell their servers and desktops (H-P, Dell), network gear (Cisco), and storage (Symantec, CA). Others hoped simply for better integration of security in operating systems and applications (Microsoft). So, it surprised me to find that some security managers are dismayed by the consolidations. While they'll get access to integrated product suites and pricing discounts, they lament not having "their guy" at the small shop to call on when they need ...

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