Guarding the grid

Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 8:38 AM EST

Deploying a grid infrastructure can help companies dramatically improve hardware utilization rates and boost computing power. But the massive resource aggregation and wider end-user access enabled by grids also have the potential to magnify security risks, implementers say.

As a result, companies that are implementing grid technologies need to pay special attention to issues such as user authentication, authorization and access control, as well as auditing and data integrity -- both when data is in storage and while it's in transit.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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