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Security management will evolve into three functional areas: user, event, and configuration management. User management aggregation (identity management and provisioning) will mature rapidly (2004). Security event management consoles (collecting intrusion detection system, firewall, and host events) will remain out of the mainstream until 2005. Security configuration consoles (central distribution points for firewall, personal firewall, and eventually server configurations and policies) are least mature, with viable integrated products appearing in 2006-07.
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