Hardware-based PC firewalls

Tuesday, 26 August 2003, 2:54 PM EST

Just how secure is your network? Chris van Niekerk, country manager of 3Com SA, asks the question many IT managers ask themselves daily. He highlights the security risks facing companies today, despite the fact that they may have secured their network's perimeter with a strong corporate firewall.

Unfortunately, in today's society, the individuals who pose some of the greatest threats to major corporations are individuals who are trusted enough to have the keys to the security doors which are supposed to protect the company's data.

Employees, telecommuters, strategic vendors, temporary employees and business partners require access to most networks today - the same networks that include sensitive customer data and financial records.

Given the critical need to keep everyone productive and still protect your company's intellectual property, it's no wonder so many IT managers are feeling insecure about network access.

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