Grid security: state of the art

Friday, 29 August 2003, 8:05 AM EST

Grid computing soon could be central to your enterprise's networking strategy. But what about security? Author Anne Zieger explores advances in grid security that are beginning to address critical security issues.

Grid computing soon could be central to your enterprise's networking strategy. But what about security? Author Anne Zieger explores advances in grid security that are beginning to address critical security issues.
Until recently, many enterprises stood back and watched rather than investing in Grid computing technology. While few managers argued that tapping idle computing power can be beneficial, and that important applications can be built over a grid infrastructure, to many the potential for harm seemed greater still.

In recent times, however, this has begun to change. As researchers and corporate administrators get their hands dirty with large-scale grid implementations, they're developing a new generation of grid computing security approaches that stand to meet enterprise needs.

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