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February 2004

Red-zone defense: Products to prevent IP Leakage

Price is an obvious issue of concern. These solutions aren't cheap. Most of them cost tens of thousands of dollars, ... depending on your overall network layout and number of supported hosts. , In more than a few games this past season, the 5-11 Houston Texans played as though their opponent knew their playbook better than they did. But thanks to the use of software that protects against intellectual property (IP) leakage, the team knew the playbook was always under digital lock and key. "We were just inexperienced and getting our butts kicked," laughs IT director Nick Ignatiev. When the Texans entered the NFL two seasons ago, it became one of the first teams to place its phone book-thick playbook entirely on its network. Though IT policy mandates tight access controls, authentication and separate shares for each coaching group with playbook access -- offense, defense, special teams -- Ignatiev knew he'd sleep better with additional IP monitoring. "We wanted to be proactive about this rather than wait for something bad to happen...

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