Wireless, web services dominate security interests

Wednesday, 28 May 2003, 3:36 PM EST

In a new weekly tally of white-paper downloads from the ITPapers service, wireless networks and Web services dominate. More-general papers providing background material for VPNs or VoIP topics fill out the remainder of the top-20 list.

Drawn from the activity logs of the ITPapers library, the weekly top 20 provides a snapshot into what IT professionals are actively researching. (ITPapers, an online library of technology white papers, is a service of ZDNet.) The current rankings are drawn from download activity through May 22.

In this first published list, models for securing data shared among distributed enterprise applications is a common theme among the popular papers. Internet-services firm Interdimensions, a newcomer to the list, claimed the top spot with a 9-page paper titled "Designing a Digital Security Framework." PeerDirect, a software developer, held steady in second place with the 14-page "Evaluating Leading Approaches to Distributing Applications & Databases."

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