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We Hardly Knew Ye

Poor Service The fragile confidence in managed security service providers (MSSPs) was shaken by the abrupt failures in April 2001 of Salinas Group, which shut down without giving customers passwords to access their systems, and Pilot Network Services, which shut down without notifying customers, some of whom sent engineers to the vendor's SOC.

Provisional Market User provisioning was a market unto itself within the broadly and vaguely defined identity management market, but that changed as Waveset (Sun Microsystems), Thor Technologies (Oracle), Business Layers (Netegrity) and Access 360 (IBM) were acquired to become part of more comprehensive IDM offerings.

TruSecure/Ubizen/beTrusted Remember beTrusted, the company that bought Baltimore? Well, it bought controlling interest in managed service provider Ubizen, then merged with services provider TruSecure (after it sold Information Security to TechTarget) to form CyberTrust, which, in turn, was recently acquired by Verizon Business.

Web App Firewalls Get Hot The startups in this market are fast disappearing, as interest in Web application security intensifies. Teros (formerly Stratum8) sold to Citrix; Sanctum to Watchfire, which, in turn, sold AppShield to F5; KaVaDo was acquired by Protegrity

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and Barracuda Networks bought NetContinuum in September.

This was first published in January 2008

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