Network Computing tested three security devices and, although they all impressed, our top pick edged past the others thanks to stellar performance, flexibility and integration. Find out which one it is.
Web services are growing in importance, and the best way to protect them is by using a dedicated firewall. For this portion of our Firewall Blowout, we tested a trio of XML firewalls in our Green Bay, Wis., NWC Inc. business applications lab. We liked all three products: Although DataPower's adaptable XS40 XML Security Gateway took our Editor's Choice award based on its strong performance, fine-grained management and ability to integrate into our NWC Inc. infrastructure, the runners-up are worthy of mention. Sarvega XML Guardian Gateway is a strong second thanks to attractive pricing and blazing performance--the device didn't add one millisecond of latency. Reactivity's ultramanageable XML Security Gateway rounds out the pack.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.