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  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • Network virtualisation will lead to security control changes

    Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald's specialty is security, and he not only keeps a close eye on what security vendors are doing, but he's an advocate for change as fundamental network technologies evolve. Virtualisation is having an enormous impact, leading to questions about the role of physical security appliances in a virtual world. MacDonald predicts by 2015, 40% of security controls in the enterprise data center will be virtualised, up from 5% in 2010. In a recent interview, MacDonald talked about the future of security in the virtual world.

  • Securing your hybrid cloud

    The debate over public cloud versus private cloud continues to rage within the IT industry. As most organisations take an ad-hoc, evolutionary approach to new technologies, the environment over the next five years is likely to be a mixture of the two.

  • Is your business data safe in the cloud?

    It's scary out there in the cloud. Data thieves, hackers, criminals, they're all out there scouring the Internet around the clock for ways to get into your corporate networks so they can steal data from poorly protected businesses.

  • Intrusion prevention is losing steam in a virtual machine world

    Intrusion-prevention system (IPS) vendors have not found it easy to recast their appliances for use in the virtual-machine (VM) environment. But now McAfee and Sourcefire claim to have overcome some hurdles, at least with VMware's VM.

  • Top 10 Cisco rivals

    Competition is only getting tougher for Cisco as it continues to expand in 30 or so new markets while attempting to maintain growth in its core routing and switching businesses.

  • Is it time to rename routers?

    We all know what a router is and what it is does - don't we? But with the rise of multifunction devices, the definition of router has become more blurred. What does this mean for the specification of devices within a network?

  • Companies rush to launch new 802.11n management tools

    There's a sea-change in IT managers' approaches to planning for wireless networks as the faster 802.11n networks mean that they're increasingly complex to manage. And that's before taking security into account.

  • Cisco makes a bid for practical WLANs

    Cisco's big WLAN announcement isn't about the radio technology. It's about making it easier to get applications running.

  • Microsoft gets NAC act together

    The world of network access control is being drawn, irresistibly, into Microsoft's orbit now that the Redmond giant's full repertoire of Network Access Protection client, server and policy components are out there in the real world.





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