No Code Is Unbreakable - So What's Good Enough?

Friday, 4 April 2003, 1:00 AM EST

Any computer security expert will confirm there is no such thing as unbreakable protection for networked systems. However, there are products and methods that are so time-consuming and computationally expensive to crack that they are "good enough" for all intents and purposes.

But how can an IT manager who is not a security guru tell the good from the bad? Fortunately, there are a number of ways to evaluate security products that do not require deep knowledge of computer security.

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