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Re: Safely Riding the Monster Information-Sharing Wave
Posted by: Craig A. Robinson 2010-03-24 13:43:37
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Consumers mostly used dial-up networks to access the Internet as recently as the mid-1990s. A screaming-fast modem might have synced up at 28.8 or 33.6 kbps. Surfing the Web meant waiting a minute or more for a basic Web page to open -- and forget about sharing images or video. The good news, however, was that that the Internet was a relatively safe community back then, with firewalls and intrusion-prevention systems not yet even part of the common IT lexicon. Fast forward 15 years to the era of data sharing over fast broadband Internet connections.

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Posted by: serena2000 2010-07-27 14:13:02 In reply to: Craig A. Robinson
Really great article, thank you. Secure file transfer technology so important to avoiding ad hoc data breaches. We actually implements Biscom's MFT product with great success.
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