Regulatory compliance completely dominates the tradeshow floor at the RSA Conference 2007. In the recent past compliance products and services were talked about but not implemented. 2007 is clearly the year compliance comes into its own. Unified Threat Management, access control, application security and all manner of authentication products are still going strong too, which explains why there are over 330 vendors at the show. The place is packed with people peddling security. My take on compliance tools, whether these products are reporting on network usage, end user anti-spam compliance or data extrusion is that they must also help improve IT productivity while aiding in securing valuable resources. If a product can’t help streamline IT it isn’t really helping to solve a security problem. See what this means for all the forensic tools when I file my report on 2/7.