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  • Analysis: Users driving security consolidation

    When unified threat management (UTM) appliances were launched onto the market it gave the first hint that customers were looking for consolidation of their security applications. The problem was, of course, that with even the average company having ... 

  • In-depth: Security industry raises questions over McAfee future

    McAfee's rivals in the security market have been quick to respond to yesterday's $7.68bn acquisition of the security software vendor by semiconductor giant Intel, with many raising further questions over the precise nature of Intel's intentionstoward... 

  • In-depth: Security community dissects impact of Becta closure

    With the closure of Becta announced by the government just weeks after the coalition took office, fears of the impact on schools' IT security have been rising, writes Amro Gebreel. Acting as a provider of guidelines, there arenow growingconcerns that... 

  • Analysis: Security disties look beyond traditional markets

    Over the course of the past 18 months moves have been made by some of the most established players in the specialised security distribution channel to widen their range of expertise. Wick Hill has been busy signing up vendors that operate in the voi... 

  • Analysis: Time to face some social networking changes

    Those in charge of communications and marketing in businesses should brace themselves. The goalposts are moving fast and the internet strategies that have found favour up to now might not win boardroom backing in the future. In the past, the general... 

  • In-depth: Threat-driven business

    Industry experts are predicting a year of growth in the security market as demand picks up. Cath Everett reports The information security market is driven by an ever-growing number of compliance issues and a constantly changing threat landscape, whi... 

  • Analysis: Is China losing its allure?

    By Simon Quicke If you were to take a guess at some of the major news themes of the forthcoming year, China might well sneak into the top five. An interesting article published in The Daily Telegraph last week quoted a senior British individual at ... 

  • Analysis: Targeted attacks set new challenges

    The phrase 'cold war' is one that most people would consider to have been consigned to history after the USSR collapsed and the Berlin Wall came down. But the phrase is being heard again, with a sense of urgency and a new spin - cyber cold war - fol... 

  • Analysis: Educators fear IT budget cuts

    Although the weather might have hit the numbers, more than 30,000 visitors were expected to walk the floors of London's Olympia at this year's BETT Show over its four-day span. One first-time attendee to the education technology show earlier this mo...