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This article is part of the September 2006 issue of The power of SIMs for visibility and compliance
Hundreds of vendors attempting to solve one small piece of the security puzzle makes it difficult for security professionals. Are they offering products or features? Once a day I receive an email from a vendor that has refreshed a product line or launched a new security offering. Like clockwork, they infiltrate my inbox with pitches that are eerily similar: Help security professionals protect their assets and meet the myriad of regulations. If it isn't enough to keep track of the 700-plus existing vendors, I have met with startups funded by venture capitalists and angel investors claiming to solve some of the newest conundrums in the security space today: securing mobile devices, protecting Web applications, managing insider threats. The revolving door of vendors makes it difficult to see the complete landscape of security products, and how products in a particular category fit together. I have to say in all my years covering technology I have never seen so many categories of products sliced into such narrow segments: So much so that segments actually ... Access >>>
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