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Is Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Really Magic? Part 2

… The history of NAC put into perspective Here’s a quick chart of Cisco’s magic quadrant “leaders” for NAC since it was first conceived. Year Leaders (in order) 2008 Cisco (Clean Access), Bradford 2009 Cisco (NAC), Juniper 20010 Cisco (NAC), Juniper 2011 Cisco (ISE), Juniper, Forescout 2012 Cisco (ISE), Forescout 2013 Cisco (ISE), Forescout What’s interesting to me is that …

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Gartner NAC Market Analysis Part 1

Is Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Really Magic?  NAC, NAC… Who’s there? Well, once again, Gartner has released their annual analysis of the NAC market and every year I want to pull my hair out in frustration at the emptiness of the analysis. You see, many organizations hold Gartner’s analysis in high regard – particularly at the higher levels of IT organizations.  …

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The Hacker Will See You Now

September was a busy month for significant reports about the state of healthcare information security. More than 1.8 million medical ID theft victims last year That’s a 19% increase over 2012’s results according to the 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft, conducted by the Ponemon Institute.  (Publication Date: September 2013, Survey Date: June, 2013)  The survey defined medical identity theft …

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Mobile is the New Enterprise!

The dissolving perimeter… Any time, any place… Most businesses have heard one or more of these phrases many times over the last two years or so.  Even if you haven’t, you’re likely living it daily by arming your mobile workforce with mobile tools. You hear regularly the terms “consumerization”, “mobile enabled”, BYOD & MDM. These have become the foundations of …