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 COVER STORY - SECURITY POLICIES

How Effective is your Security Policy
Indian Inc is now more serious about IS security. But security begins with a policy and not many enterprises have a formal security policy. Among those that have a policy, many admit it isn't effective enough or it isn't on par with international standards. by Brian Pereira

Security Policies: The right approach
Many Indian enterprises that have a security policy admit it isn't effective enough. A security policy can help secure an organization's information assets if it is properly implemented. For that, companies need to have the right attitude and should take the right approach. by Brian Pereira

>> EDITORIAL
Security policy - a vital ingredient
Information security in any organization is as secure as its weakest link. And understanding the importance of this 'mantra' is very crucial when it comes to framing a security policy.

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 NEWS & ANALYSIS
Asia-Pacific IT spend will surpass $258 Billion in 2002
According to a recent Gartner Dataquest report the Asia-Pacific IT spend will grow around 6 Percent in 2002.
Cisco aims to diversify
Cisco aims to diversify in the areas of WLAN, Content Delivery Networking (CDN), security and VoIP.
Microsoft licenses RSA's authentication software
RSA Security announces a strategic agreement with Microsoft on security initiatives ...

A Future Factory for enterprise wireless technologies
Bharti has created an infrastructure called Future Factory (FF) which they hope will benefit enterprises ...

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 SHELF SPACE
 CIO SPEAK

New Products & Services
Storage - EXTERNAL STORAGE APPLIANCES || Authentication - SECURED MOBILE LOG-IN || Routers - SECURED INTERNET ACCESS|| POS routers || WLAN - WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE || UPS - MODULAR UPS

EAI: Bridging the incompatibility gap
Does the left hand know what the right is doing? This is a dilemma that many enterprises are faced with when confronted by a host of disparate applications that speak different languages. by Vishvanathan R

 SECURITY
 IN PERSON

Security Watch
Read about the latest developments in security every month
This Month -
Microsoft patch for flaw in its Java VM || BugBear attacks port 137/UDP || Buffer Overflows in Resolver Libraries

Network Management
'Network Management models may converge'
In an e-mail interview Network Magazine caught up with Bill Ahlstrom, Director Engineering, Cisco Systems, to find out if Network Management will ease up in future. by Brian Pereira

Secured View - Security Organization
Are you a Security Organization?
Large amounts are being spent on acquiring latest security products. But without creating a security organization responsible for implementing the security process this expenditure would be wasted. by Avinash Kadam

Threat Management/Vulnerability Assessment
Identifying the real threat
Chaw Chong Foo, Managing Director-Southeast Asia & India, Internet Security Systems (ISS) provides an insight on Threat Management/Vulnerability Assessment and their increasing importance in the enterprise. by Minu Sirsalewala

 READERWARE
 VENDORS VOICE

Readerware
A hands-on guide to LANs - Local Area Networks: Management, Design and Security aims to give a practical introduction into the running and design of LANs and a look at the technology behind it.
Spooky stories - It seems that along with the approach of Diwali and Halloween, the activities of the evil-doers of the connected world have intensified in the last few weeks.

Virus Monitoring
The Anti-virus Paradigm Shift
A comprehensive virus monitoring system which is able to monitor and control virus threats across all systems and platforms in an enterprise is necessary to make organizational networks immune to virus outbreaks. A look at possible virus outbreak scenarios. by Goh Chee Hoh

 FOCUS
 CASE STUDIES
Windows .NET Server
Windows .NET Server: Completing the .NET jigsaw?
There are many compelling features in Microsoft's upcoming server operating system. A look at three that may top MIS' list of reasons to migrate. by Ong Boon Kiat

BPCL’s VPN implementation
The VPN way to go
BPCL needed to extend ERP access to its remote locations and partners. It decided to go the VPN way and implemented a high-end VPN appliance-based solution. by Prashant L. Rao

Network Monitoring
Network Management: How much do you need?
There is no doubt you need a good network management system, but how do you decide how much is enough? by Graeme K. Le Roux

Bharti’s Metro Optical Network
Meeting bandwidth needs
Bharti Telenet wanted to upgrade its fixed line network in order to provide additional services. It went in for Nortel's Metro solutions to boost network capacity. by Minu Sirsalewala

VPN
VPN circa 2002
A look at the current renditions of virtual private network technology and where it is heading in terms of functionality and plug-ins. by Dr Seamus Phan

Guest Column: Security Framework
Defining an enterprise-wide Security Framework
With the emergence of new technology strategies such as Intranets and Extranets, protection of informational assets has become paramount. The first step is an enterprise-wide Information Systems Security Policy. by Rahaju Pal / Dhawal Thakker

 SPECIAL FEATURE
 XSPs

Online Trading Infrastructure
A successful trading architecture
Online exchanges facilitate faster transactions by providing online trading portals and brokerage houses ease and flexibility. Here's a look at the core infrastructure of NSE, BSE, and some trading portals. by Soutiman Das Gupta

Tata ISP
IDCs for everyone
Soutiman Das Gupta takes a look at Tata Internet Services (TISL) IDC to get an idea of what data centers in India can offer to its enterprise customers

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