Resist the urge - no more point solutions

Monday, 3 November 2003, 12:33 PM EST

In this article for SC Magazine Illena Armstrong writes:

"There are numerous enterprise executives who could probably relate to compulsive shoppers renowned for throwing away money on needless things.

Just like insatiable shopaholics, scores of organizations buy up security technologies that are either unnecessary or, worse yet, essential but remain unwrapped from their boxes because pressured buyers have no game plan to follow.

Rather than establish and continually adapt a holistic security program with a view of the entire enterprise, far too many companies remain guilty of relying on the latest and greatest tools to save the day, say experts.

“Wild adoption of technology ahead of understanding” remains the number one mistake made by enterprises today when attempting to secure their IT assets,” says J. F. Mergen, chief scientist with Verizon Federal Network Systems."

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