Better security through identity

    Date09 Sep 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The "old separate nations" network paradigm -- decentralized security in which multiple departments using various applications manage access as each sees fit -- is now passé. Security systems are going global, as enterprises increasingly turn to identity management solutions from vendors such as IBM, Netegrity, Novell, and Oblix as a means to better align network policies and permissions with business goals, not just IT's ideas of how a system should be managed. . . . The "old separate nations" network paradigm -- decentralized security in which multiple departments using various applications manage access as each sees fit -- is now passé. Security systems are going global, as enterprises increasingly turn to identity management solutions from vendors such as IBM, Netegrity, Novell, and Oblix as a means to better align network policies and permissions with business goals, not just IT's ideas of how a system should be managed.

    It had to happen. The more resources are added to a network, the harder it becomes to control. In today's strict regulatory environment, businesses are clamoring for a better way.

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