The firewall and the wandering workers
Corporations that have strong firewall defenses didn't take long to figure out that their greatest threat was from employees who log on to their networks from outside the building.
With laptops, Palms, Pocket PCs, and even cell phones accessing your enterprise databases from God knows where, you're in for a nasty surprise one day if you're not using tough authentication measures before you let those devices communicate. An innocent-looking login might actually represent a malicious hacker posing as some vice president.
There's a whole new wave of solutions to this problem.
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- Review: Personal Firewalls for Administrators and Remote Users (13 March 2003)
- Review: Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker 2/e (30 January 2003)