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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Talk with any IT person these days and you'll hear that security concerns are on the top of their mind. Many of these folks were burned back in January by SQL Slammer, which affected 200,000 systems, did over $1 billion in damages, impacted major corporations such as Bank of America, Continental Airlines and Microsoft and ruined a lot of weekend plans. Severe problems like these lead to action. According to a Morgan Stanley survey of 225 CIOs conducted in December 2002, security spending tops their 10 highest priorities for 2003. In spite of the continued slow economy, security is one area where spending is real and sector growth is inevitable. IT departments at enterprises and midmarket companies are spending money on traditional desktop, perimeter and network security infrastructures with the top five areas being anti-spam, antivirus, intrusion-detection systems (IDS) and firewalls. What about storage? Although storage security hasn't made Morgan Stanley's top 10 list yet, there's a cottage industry of vendors addressing this space. Companies such as Decru... Access >>>

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