Data/Physical-System Security Link

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-04-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Computer Associates and several IT and physical security companies announced the formation of the Open Security Exchange.

At the RSA conference earlier this month in San Francisco, Computer Associates and several IT and physical security companies announced the formation of the Open Security Exchange. The group released a white paper outlining data models and an initial guideline for linking data and physical security systems.

Although IT managers should check out the specification, I think the group will gain importance only if it persuades CA peer competitors such as IBM to join the group.

CA has announced beta versions of OSE- compliant eTrust 20/20 and Security Command Center. Both products are designed to make it easier for IT managers to monitor access to physical spaces and IT assets.

Weve seen eTrust 20/20 in prerelease form for at least a year; IT managers with hard-to-maintain physical security needs or audit requirements may find the notification and reporting capabilities worth the trouble of joining what seems to be a long-term beta program.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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