Putting security where it belongs

Tuesday, 1 June 2004, 1:50 PM EST

As the number of computational devices that companies use in their everyday business has expanded exponentially in recent years, effective management of those assets has become imperative. In recent years, business information systems have expanded into networks, encompassing partners, suppliers and customers. And this brings greater security challenges - employees need to reach out to the world outside the corporate boundaries and those with whom we do business need access to corporate resources. The challenges that this poses are those of making sure that only authorised people are able to access precious company resources so that nothing sensitive leaks out, as well as trying to prevent the unwanted from coming in.

By Fran Howarth at IT Director.

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