Thursday, October 26, 2006

Perimeter Is ...

In this fun blurb "Stiennon sends a love note to Check Point" (the actual love note is here), Mike makes a very, very interesting side point.

"The perimeter is consolidating around secure accelerated access."

As most of you know, I've been picking on the "de-perimeterization" folks (such as Jericho Forum) for promoting the claim that "perimeter is disappearing." I've long argued that perimeter is not going away, it just tightens and moves closer to data. In other words, it changes, but doesn't vanish. And, the above line is one of the best darn summaries of how it changes.

So, if you are in perimeter security, you should be involved in "secure, accelerated access," which, BTW, applies to both outbound access to the web and inbound access to public or extranet sites...

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Dr Anton Chuvakin