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Pragmatic network security

June 16th, 2006

In the increasingly federated, network-based IT environment, perimeter security is important but not sufficient by itself to protect a company´s secrets, warns Mike Rothman, president and principal analyst of Security Incite and former Meta Group Inc. security analyst.

Firewalls, demilitarized zones and similar boundary security technologies and methodologies certainly are still important for protecting your network from Internet-based attacks.

“The problem with depending totally on perimeter security is that it is based on the idea that all enemies are outside, and that is not always a good presumption,” Rothman says. “There is a growing recognition that employees do not always do the right thing, either through malice or by accident.”Read Full Story

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