Enterprises Face a Perfect

By Paula Musich  |  Posted 2005-05-04 Print this article Print

Storm"> A perfect storm of regulatory compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations, combined with a fast-growing applications user base and an increase in the number and sophistication of attacks is forming; enterprises will have to address it. Kriens says he believes the answer is in what his company calls the Enterprise infranet.
It requires not only perimeter security but control of resource usage inside the firewall and good response times.
Junipers answer is a dynamic security perimeter, provided not only by its products but partnerships and standards, he said. But the silo approach to IT organization and problem solving makes it difficult to solve problems quickly. "The infrastructure side of the house sees routers, switches, firewalls. When the application department says, Whats the problem? they get a detailed view of the Web and application server environment. Click here to read more about Junipers acquisition of two Web performance optimization technology companies. "The chief security officer believes it doesnt matter if its secure. This is a comment on all of us in the industry. We participate in the silos. The CIO has to do better than that. We have to build collaboration across these arenas—on the vendor side and within the design and implementation of these projects, and think about it the way the business problem is being thought about," he concluded. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.


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