Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Enterprise 2.0: A Computer Security Nightmare? - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

A timely reality check

Unauthorized proxies, or software agents that disguise applications, were found on 80 percent of the corporate networks. These can be used for corporate espionage or pilfering trade secrets.

Google applications like Google Docs and Google Desktop were used in 60 percent of the corporations studied. And, no surprise, Internet video services like YouTube were consuming large portions of network bandwidth at all the companies.

One conclusion, the report notes, is that users are routinely, and fairly easily, circumventing corporate security controls. And that is because traditional firewall technology was not meant to grapple with the diversity of Internet applications of recent years.

Enterprise 2.0: A Computer Security Nightmare? - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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