Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vulnerabilities, regulatory compliance drive data protection market

In this difficult economy -- some say because of the economy -- data security remains a spending priority. Companies still must meet regulatory compliance requirements; layoffs, and the specter of impending layoffs, have exacerbated corporate concerns about employees taking sensitive information out the door.

It's true that every information security technology in some way involves the data protection market -- everything from network firewalls and desktop antivirus to application security products (Web application firewalls, code review tools, etc.) However, there are two critical markets that deal with data directly and are generating some serious business: mobile data security (laptop encryption and portable device control), which Forrester Research Inc. pegs at a $1 billion-plus business, and data leakage (or loss) prevention (DLP). Forrester estimates the DLP market will be between $200 million and $250 million this year, while Gartner estimates around $300 million.


Corporate Web 2.0 Threats - FAQ

In this expert video, you will learn about Web 2.0 software, the threats it poses, and whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Key areas covered include the threats posed by services like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, as well as wikis and blogs.

Source: Techtarget

Link: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/video/0,297151,sid14_gci1352690,00.html