TITLE

News

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals;Mar2004, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This section presents updates on issues concerning information technology as of March 2004. Juniper Networks plans to acquire NetScreen Technologies in a deal worth around $3.5 billion. It would be the largest security-specific purchase in the market. No immediate change is planned to either business. Together, Juniper and NetScreen will accelerate the ability of Juniper to serve an expanded marker with complementary best-in-class solutions. Analysts were optimistic, but cautious about the deal. Meanwhile, British American Tobacco (BAT) is implementing a global single sign-on password solution for 35,00 of its users. BAT opted for SecureLogin, spanning 180 countries, because it was having problems with password administration. Protocom Development Systems sold the solution to BAT and claims the return on interest is high with SecureLogin. In a separate news, experts are divided on the actual damage caused by MyDoom computer worm. The work was certainly noisy, with a peak infection ratio of one in ten messages. On the other hand, the computer worm lacked an offensive payload. The denial-of-service attack against SCO and Microsoft was short lived by design, and cause no real damage.
ACCESSION #
13353023

 

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