Premium Content

Access "The Huawei security risk: Factors to consider before buying Chinese IT"

Joel Snyder, Contributor Published: 28 Jan 2013

Globalization has reduced competitive barriers between both multinational corporations and nation states. For an IT professional struggling to decipher a routing protocol error code or configure a firewall, the international nature of technology is a boon: Be it in Boston, Brussels, Bogota, Brazzaville or Baku, someone somewhere has the product, service or information that an IT organization may need to run more smoothly or securely. However, the increasingly flat world isn’t to everyone’s taste. Globalization has also created a collision of diverse interests in the world of technology, emphasizing layers 8, 9 and 10 of the ISO network model: the political, religious and economic layers. In the information security realm, those interests collided dramatically in 2006, when Israeli security vendor Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. attempted to buy U.S.-based vendor Sourcefire Inc. for $225 million, but the deal was scuttled by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a little-known U.S. government committee. CFIUS, in turn, was ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Devising a security strategy for the modern network
    countering_cybercrime.png
    E-Handbook

    The network of today's enterprise is larger and more diverse than ever, which means there's more for hackers to attack. So as enterprises update ...

  • The big data challenge: What's in store for NoSQL security
    security_0814.jpg
    E-Zine

    In the rush to capitalize on big data, many companies forget that developing an ecosystem of structured and unstructured data means higher risk of ...

  • A comprehensive guide to securing the Internet of Things
    ISM_IE_0814.png
    E-Zine

    As the number of Internet-connected devices grows, the potential security challenges of the so-called "Internet of Things," or IoT, can no longer be ...