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This article is part of the October 2012 issue of Security Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Your picks for the best security products
Staying safe on the road involves a number of controls, rules and responses. The car itself is equipped with safety features like anti-lock brakes, blind-spot warnings, seatbelts and airbags. Rules of the road include speed limits and seatbelt laws and drivers themselves must pass tests to prove they are able to operate their cars properly. No one would dream of suggesting that just because a car has airbags that it could be operated safely by a driver with no license going at 100 mph. But what appears ludicrous in the realm of safe driving can be tempting in the hectic world of IT. Can't a company just buy a single unified threat management (UTM) product with the best, most advanced threat detection technology and guarantee the organization is protected? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” Just like driving a car requires multiple parts working together, "driving" a corporate IT network safely requires a blend of the traditional triumvirate: people, process and technology. So what goes into creating a successful threat management program? Read on to hear ... Access >>>
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