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Published: 17 Oct 2012

Storage vendors range from multibillion-dollar market leaders such as EMC, NetApp and Veritas, to startups such as AppIQ, Data Domain and Sepeton. While all vendors provide some level of security protection, most of their attention is focused on developing products with higher performance or lower operating costs. In the past, limited storage security was acceptable when applications and data lived within the four corporate walls--but this is no longer the case. Since the mid-1990s, companies have opened their systems to outsiders via the Internet in order to exploit revenue opportunities, improve business efficiencies and reduce costs. In addition to Internet-based threats, corporate employees also present a distinct security risk. According to the 2003 Computer Security Institute/Federal Bureau of Investigation survey, 77% of respondents believe that disgruntled employees are a likely source of attack. As security concerns increase, storage security laissez faire is no longer acceptable. Storage vendors must enhance security to address: Enterprise security... Access >>>

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