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January 2009

Rising Profile

YOU'D HAVE A TOUGH TIME finding the small or medium-sized business that doesn't rely on technology to help it both thrive in good times, and better weather the bad times. And with technologies such as Web 2.0, cloud computing and virtualization emerging, there's an evolution under way that could enable SMBs to compete- to get more done with less, raise productivity, and protect or increase profits. "Maintaining an up-to-date IT platform is essential for the competitive success of almost every business, and it can serve as an equalizer for small and medium-sized businesses as IT increasingly fuels everything from back-office operations to customer sales and service," says Chaim Lowenstein, CIO at solutions provider Web Commerce LLC. Jim Peterson, technology coordinator at Goodnight Memorial Library in Franklin, Ky., agrees, and adds that forging relationships with other senior managers and executives can be key to raising security's profile within the company. "Most small businesses have budget constraints. While the case for ...

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Features in this issue

  • Product Review: Cenzic Hailstorm Enterprise ARC 5.7

    Web application security has moved from a niceto- have to a must-have requirement, for data protection and compliance. Cenzic's Hailstorm, which we last reviewed in 2005, reflects the growth in the depth and maturity of Web application vulnerability assessment software.

  • Product Review: GoldKey Secure USB Token

    The GoldKey Secure USB Token works with Windows and Macintosh operating systems to provide a secure place to stash encryption keys for virtual disks. By keeping encryption keys on a small, removable USB token, GoldKey simplifies the task of locking away important information on laptops and encourages good security behaviors.

  • Product Review: Hedgehog Enterprise 2.2

    Eight years after the release of Microsoft SQL 2000, we're still looking for help from bolt-on security product vendors to harden and protect critical production database servers. Sentrigo's Hedgehog Enterprise 2.2 is designed to monitor and protect against known and unknown database threats.

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