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Managed Security Services Gain Momentum

1 juli 2013

Channel partners will need to adjust to the growing prevalence of managed security service providers, as well as cloud and SaaS deployments.

By Ericka Chickowski

Traditional security vendors and managed security service providers (MSSP) vied for attention at the Gartner Security Summit. The spate of announcements made at this event should underscore for channel partners the momentum behind security services and cloud deployments in the security niche, which has traditionally held on to on-premise models longer than many other IT fields.

According to figures from Transparency Market Research, the global cloud security market will reach $6 billion by 2016, while a Gartner report forecast that by 2015, 10 percent of all IT security enterprise capabilities will be delivered in the cloud.

Meanwhile, Infonetics Research reported that the managed security market grew 12 percent last year to reach $13 billion. The services growth trend was seen in action at the Gartner Security Summit with some key announcements.

First up to bat was Dell SecureWorks, which announced the Targeted Threat Hunting service, designed to analyze threat intelligence data to find indications that hackers may be lurking in an organization’s network. This move puts pressure on other MSSP players to up their threat intelligence offerings in order to deal with heightened levels of the advanced persistent threats (APTs) that are targeting customer environments.

Another announcement was made by IT risk management firm Agiliance, which unveiled its Mobile Trust Service, which offers real-time risk scoring of mobile devices and applications before bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives hit the network. The firm said the offering is designed both for enterprises and for MSSPs looking to supplement their existing mobile security offerings.

“The Agiliance Mobile Trust Service gives MSSPs that are offering MDM [mobile device management] or

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Unix luminary among seven missing at sea

1 juli 2013

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One of the shining lights of the world of Unix, retired CU professor Evi Nemeth, is among a group of sailors missing at sea near New Zealand.

The author of system administration tomes covering both Unix and Linux and, incidentally a mathematician of sufficient quality to identify problems with Diffie-Helman encryption has spent much of her retirement sailing.

A sailing enthusiast, Nemeth joined a trip on the vintage schooner Nina, a 21-metre vessel designed in 1928 which won a 1928 race from New York to Santander in Spain. The vessel was also the first American-built yacht to win the Fastnet race.

Nemeth was aboard Nina with David Dyche, captain, his wife Rosemary, their son David, a Briton Matthew Wootton, and others who are yet to be named.

While there has not yet been an official announcement from Australia or New Zealand authorities, Sail World reports that the vessel is presumed sunk.

It had been missing since early June, when the last messages were received from the craft. Nemeth had called and texted meteorologists in New Zealand to ask advice about expected heavy weather, and received advice to head south and ride it out.

Rescuers have been seeking Nina since 14 June, after receiving reports from family and friends of the crew. Aerial searches since 28 June have not found any signs of the vessel, and as Sail World notes, emergency beacons were not activated, suggesting a sudden catastrophe overtook the schooner.

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