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  • More from -- November 2006

    Highlights from November edition of Information Security magazine 

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    In this month's issue of Information Security magazine: With more than $15 billion in acquisitions, can Symantec succeed? We answer all of your important questions about the security giant. We review SealedMedia's Enterprise Digital Rights Management... 

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    A new study by the Ponemon Institute finds a 31% increase in the costs associated with a data breach. 

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    The consolidation wave continues to build momentum as EMC buys SEM vendor Network Intelligence for $175 million. 

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    This week, bloggers ponder what IBM's acquisition of ISS says about the industry as a whole. Is the end in sight for independent security vendors? 

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    ISS customers will benefit from IBM's vast resources while Big Blue gets a comprehensive perimeter security service, analysts say. However, long-term stumbling blocks remain. 

  • IBM to acquire Internet Security Systems

    Update: Once its $1.3 billion purchase of ISS is complete, IBM says the organization will run as a separate business unit. IBM will also develop and sell ISS' Proventia appliances. 

  • Building network security: Evolution and vendor consolidation

    Through both vendor consolidation and evolution, security capabilities are increasingly being woven into the network fabric. In this lesson, Mike Rothman, president and principal analyst of Security Incite, will help attendees understand the network/...