As enterprises no longer have distinct boundaries defined by inside and outside the firewall, gaining visibility on the health of devices connecting to their network is more critical than ever.
Concerns around compromise increase among IT pros in the face of major breaches at even the most security aware organisations, highlighting muddled responses to softening perimeter.
Security is needed everywhere within the software-defined data centre as physical security is no longer an adequate defence against current threats says Dr Gerhard Knecht.
Mobiles and the cloud may have subverted the idea of perimeter protection, but some 20 years after launching FireWall-1, Check Point founder Gil Shwed tells SC that there's still a security role for the Firewall.
With the attack surface, or perimeter, expanding exponentially, and attackers inside the network, the focus should now be on finding and stoping them - concentrating on how data leaves the system - says Chris Marrison.
A new survey from Lieberman Software reveals that almost eight in ten IT security professionals believe that perimeter security technologies like firewalls and anti-malware solutions are sufficient in defending against advanced persistent threats (APTs).
In an age of advanced attacks and insider threats, traditional perimeter-based security just doesn't cut it, argue two leading InfoSec experts.
Eighty-five per cent of employees say that security has added value to their company, while 40 per cent say security limits their ability to move information around.