Network security gets physical
When you hear about convergence, it's usually in reference to the union of voice and data networks. But the security sector is about to witness its own version of this phenomenon as more customers begin to demand ways to make their networks and physical security systems work better together.
The need is being driven partly by the heightened focus on overall security since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the establishment of regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as by the availability of network-monitoring tools that centralize the administration of disparate systems.
By Luc Hatlestad at VARBusiness.
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