Profile of Steven Marlin
News & Commentary Posts: 382
Articles by Steven Marlin
Continuous-data-protection software copies and backs up all changes
Vendors launch effort to develop a common storage-management platform
Chase is delivering the cards to two million customers in the New York metro area and 900,000 customers in the Philadelphia metro area.
IT budgets will rise in 2006 as priorities shift from cost-cutting to driving revenue and business investment.
Regulators give them until end of 2006 to add two-step protection
Regulators say the use of single-factor authentication is inadequate for safeguarding against account fraud and identity theft.
Worldwide expansion, process efficiency, greater customer sophistication, emergence of new competition, and increased regulatory demands are forcing banks to improve systems, a survey shows.
Standard Chartered has deployed anti-money laundering software from Norkom Technologies to monitor banking transactions and terrorist watch lists for high-risk transactions.
By using IBM's SAN Volume Controller. the bank's host applications can address much-larger storage arrays.
Software simplifies admin tasks for E-mail systems for midsize businesses.
The exchange is using a Massive Array of Idle Disks, or MAID, from Copan Systems, which only starts spinning when a piece of data is requested.
EMC enhanced technology it gained when it bought Allocity last year to work with both Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based Clariion disk systems.
Aggressive use of security software and strict data-management policies have helped the bank fight off online attacks.
The focus is on eliminating vulnerabilities by building security into applications rather than relying on perimeter security tools.
New IBM system at St. Joseph's stores more than 2 terabytes of patient data.
Low-value IT activities such as infrastructure management already are being sent offshore by 42% of those surveyed, with another 17% to do so during the next three years.
Near-term losses by New Orleans-based Hibernia could be balanced by expected influx of government funds for rebuilding.
Chief operating officer, speaking at Gartner conference, says recent TD Waterhouse acquisition is spurring close collaboration between IT and operations.
Ameritrade, Citigroup, and MetLife expand IT execs' roles in setting strategy
New Boston Equities Exchange will compete with Nasdaq and NYSE E-trading systems.
An ENC automatically matches bids and offers from multiple broker-dealers. BATS Trading and Track ECN will use Savvis' financial extranet to access market data, route orders to market centers, and connect with other financial institutions.
Survey finds that recent security and data-loss incidents have taken their toll on consumer confidence in E-commerce.
Technology will help users manage complex network-attached storage environments.
The company has new biometric-security, risk-management, and customer-service technology under development at R&D lab.
Survey finds more financial-services companies are implementing risk-management systems in response to new regulations.
Clifton Gunderson is installing an IP-based VPN that will provide voice over IP and videoconferencing capabilities.
Also issues requests for proposals to build the Sentinel information-management system.
CT scans, X-rays, and other medical images are putting greater demands on the hospital's data-storage capabilities.
Aggregating and analyzing security data from multiple sources will speed response time to security incidents.
Nasdaq says new SEC rules allow it to rely on its Brut LLC electronic trading network for quotations.
Software analyzes criteria such as estimated income and debt-to-income ratios to help the bank decide whom to extend credit-card offers to.
New mainframe offers a wealth of security and encryption features and virtualization capabilities.
Symmetrix DMX-3 can support as much as a petabyte of data and offers information life-cycle-management capabilities.
Congressional testimony details how unknown party gained access to payment-card data, exposing 40 million accounts and stealing 263,000 records.
Bank losses from credit-card fraud dropped to $788 million last year from $882 million in 2003.
Sales of mid-range storage systems and VMware virtualization software show biggest gains.
The study found that Sarbanes-Oxley is easier for companies with "shared-service" organizations for functions such as accounting, payroll, and human resources.
IBM will integrate the company's XML-based forms technology with its Workplace, WebSphere, and DB2 Content Manager software.
Businesses often ignore the fact that their Web sites are the weakest link in their security efforts.
Transaction-service companies hustle to comply with security standards
New storage system targets midsize businesses with high-availability applications.
Backup tapes from City National Bank were lost in April, but there's no evidence the data has been compromised, the bank says.
The application will help agencies comply with an OMB directive governing internal controls over financial reporting.
Move will help law enforcement spot large-scale ID-theft schemes.
Centralizing Web content is expected to save the U.K. agency more than $2 million.
Legislation would mandate data-security programs and consumer notification
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against CardSystems Solutions, where a security breach disclosed earlier this month compromised 40 million card accounts.
Washington Mutual cancels 1,400 credit cards used to commit fraud, and others could follow suit.
As many as 40 million cards may have been exposed, making it the largest breach of personal financial data in a string of recent cases.
Now it's up to banks to work this latest weapon against ID theft into their systems.
Network Appliance buys partner Decru.
Virtual pooling enhancements make it easier to compartmentalize applications and secure data.
Credit-card issuers focus too much on ID theft resolution, rather than prevention and detection.
Advanced Authorization detects transactions using numbers acquired through phishing and ID theft.
Studies rank Internet trading companies based on customers' satisfaction with their online experiences.
Latest incident: UPS loses Citigroup tapes with data on 3.9 million customers
New system avoids need to build a storage area network and assists with migration to a Linux environment.
TNS, a credit-card-payment service provider, has begun encrypting consumer data passing across wireless networks.
Banks are considering a variety of measures to tighten the security for customer information.
The incident is the latest in a string of cases involving lost or stolen consumer data.
Sun hopes $4.1 billion acquisition gives it clout in the enterprise-storage market
Sun will try to meld networking computing and information-life-cycle management to better compete with IBM and HP.
Primary and backup network routers overwhelmed by duplicated error message.
The move is expected to reduce the number of file servers by 20% and help shrink administrative costs.
Falling commissions and decreasing trading volumes have spurred consolidation talks in the online brokerage industry.
The new service relies on two-way authentication to battle thieves who try to steal information by posing as a bank's legitimate site.
Police say the accused were responsible for a scheme in which they obtained customer data from Bank of America, Wachovia, Commerce Bancorp, and PNC Financial Services Group and sold it to law firms and debt-collection agencies.
New systems double the performance of Network Appliance's existing midrange offerings, company says.
Content-management software is critical to the telecom company's efforts to move more customer transactions to the Web.
Visa's Direct Exchange System, used by merchants and banks to connect to VisaNet, has cut transaction-processing times and provided a foundation for new services.
Additions to the StorageWorks product line include enhanced disk devices, gateways, a tape library system, a WAN accelerator, and new information-life-cycle management services.
Invista uses out-of-band communications and SAN switches to map logical addresses to physical addresses and improve the utilization of storage resources.
Federal-agency data-security guidelines for financial-service firms could be extended to other industries.
New Enterprise Virtual Array storage systems on tap for Americas StorageWorks conference next week.
Storage router will help combine heterogeneous systems into a single storage pool for greater utilization of disk arrays.
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance drives need to improve and automate internal financial controls.
But the number of phishing sites continued to grow by 26% per month between July and February.
Suit seeks a better deal for New York Stock Exchange owners and charges financial adviser Goldman Sachs with conflict of interest.
The loss or theft of customer data highlights the need for better security
Executives from Bank of America, ChoicePoint, and LexisNexis also explain what they're doing to protect customer data.
Companies are likely to pay closer attention to security measures, but tape storage isn't about to go away.
Tapes contained personal information on current and former employees.
Pierce County, Wash., installs IBM blade servers and storage systems to boost capacity and lower maintenance costs.
Insurance company is unable to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and reduces shareholder equity by $2.7 billion because of accounting errors.
Poor security practices and software flaws may leave data open to theft or loss
System is built on reusable software components that can be deployed to third-party portals.
Poor security practices and software that doesn't delete credit-card data may have opened holes for customer information to be stolen or lost.
Demand remains high for financial-processing technology and services.
Installation of storage-array systems will support a new IP-based storage area network.
VC investment in IT was $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2005, down from the $2.7 billion invested in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Former NYSE director reportedly calls meeting to discuss possibility of acquiring the New York Stock Exchange.
Both exchanges are buying key competitors to get hold of high-speed tech platforms
New system, based on the SAML standard, can communicate with identity-management tools from other vendors.
The deals by NYSE and Nasdaq show the importance of high-powered technology platforms in high-speed electronic trading.
Congress considers law to fight problem as companies report more breaches
The Identity Theft Assistance Center spares victims the hassle of contacting creditors individually and repeatedly having to prove their identity. By creating a rapid-response system, the center shortens the time thieves have to operate and builds evidence that can be used against them in court.
Converting paper checks into electronic transactions cuts processing costs and speeds access to funds.
Few cite regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA as a major worry.
New data-warehouse software helps banks calculate the risk associated with financial-product portfolios.