Five signs your enterprise needs distributed security

Wednesday, 21 April 2004, 9:47 AM EST

Nothing stays the same. Technology that lit the world on fire yesterday will be inadequate tomorrow. This is especially true for security technology.

On an intellectual level, we all know this. It is ironic, then, that while we wring every bit of productivity out of new technologies, we spend far less time preparing our defenses for the vulnerabilities these technologies bring. After years of merely reacting to new security vulnerabilities, we find ourselves in a castle built on sand; the centralized security model that served so well in the past is old and, while it still has its uses, is not able to counter all of today's threats.

By Irfan Salim at Enterprise Systems.

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